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Driver Training

During the driver training hours, the recruit is instructed in the limitations and inherent problems involved while driving a vehicle during both routine and emergency operation.  State law and agency policies regarding operation of a vehicle under emergency and non-emergency conditions are discussed.  The liability issues and inherent physical dangers of emergency and pursuit driving are also covered.  The components that provide the foundation for skill development and good driving habits are demonstrated and discussed.  Proper vehicle inspections are also outlined

After receiving the classroom instruction, on the driving course , the recruit is instructed in and then be expected to demonstrate the proper methods for controlling a vehicle during evasive maneuvers under emergency and pursuit driving conditions. The recruit will be expected to utilize the braking and steering techniques while operating police vehicles during the day and at night through various hands-on driver training exercises.