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  • #16
    Originally posted by LCPLPunk
    Howdy,

    With all the Officer injuries/deaths I have seen posted from vehicle accidents, I was curious to see how much driver training you have received AFTER the academy. I have heard this is often an overlooked skill, so I wanted to see if agencies have taken note and added additional time for training.

    Please post what you've done and what agency/state you are from.

    Thanks in advance!
    I work in Indiana for a small (25 member) Dept. We train every year on EVOC and PIT. Sometimes twice a year. One thing you must keep in mind on this subject. Police officers for the most part live in their cars. We drive at high speeds almost every shift. On average police officers are very good drivers, regardless of anual training. We drive alot. Seatbelts? Four things I always do without fail 1) body armor 2) duty weapon 3) backup weapon 4) seatbelt-always everyday without fail
    Last edited by j706; 04-17-2007, 05:14 PM.
    "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson

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    • #17
      Originally posted by j706
      I work in Indiana for a small (25 member) Dept. We train every year on EVOC and PIT. Sometimes twice a year. One thing you must keep in mind on this subject. Police officers for the most part live in their cars. We drive at high speeds almost every shift. On average police officers are very good drivers, regardless of anual training. We drive alot. Seatbelts? Four things I always do without fail 1) body armor 2) duty weapon 3) backup weapon 4) seatbelt-always everyday without fail
      Here's kind of an add-on question. I know there are training classes that you can try to get your department to send you to (advanced report writing, shooting courses, advanced investigating technigues, so on and what not). I know Blackwater has bodyguard driving courses and such, but are there other advanced EVOC courses that agencies ever send their front line officers to (maybe run by the highway patrol or something)?

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      • #18
        Originally posted by StudChris
        Here's kind of an add-on question. I know there are training classes that you can try to get your department to send you to (advanced report writing, shooting courses, advanced investigating technigues, so on and what not). I know Blackwater has bodyguard driving courses and such, but are there other advanced EVOC courses that agencies ever send their front line officers to (maybe run by the highway patrol or something)?
        There are many. With my dept. the instructors are the ones that go to them. Two of ours went to California last year for some sort of driver training. Not sure what it was. They in turn train us. We use the EVO track at our state acedemy, I sometimes can't believe we get paid to do that, I would almost pay myself-its that much fun. (PITS are a blast)
        "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms. . . disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. . . Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." - Thomas Jefferson

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