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Emergency Vehicle Strategies

Course Number: 10-504-206
Credits: 3
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Description: 10-504-206 EMERGENCY VEHICLE STRATEGIES ...students will have the opportunity to learn the legal basis and limitations on the use of non-emergency and emergency driving, demonstrate basic patrol operation, emergency vehicle response, and pursuit driving, determine the appropriate type of contact, and conduct approach, non-approach and high-risk vehicle contacts in simulated situations. (Prerequisite: 10-504-203 Fundamentals of Patrol; Corequisites: all 10-504-XXX courses in the current semester)
Total Credits: 3

Prior Learning Assessments


Course Competencies

  1. II-F-I Inspect the vehicle and place a patrol vehicle into service at the beginning of a shift.
  2. II-F-2 Apply proper driving strategies and techniques for basic patrol operation of a vehicle
  3. II-F-3 Describe the legal and policy considerations surrounding law enforcement driving, including normal patrol operation, emergency response, and pursuit driving.
  4. II-F-4 Describe safety factors and vehicle dynamics involved in emergency driving, and apply proper emergency driving techniques.
  5. II-F-5 Identify the legal, policy, and safety considerations in initiating, conducting, and terminating pursuits, including options to stop subject vehicles.
  6. II-U-1 Identify the legal basis for conducting and limits to a search of the vehicle.
  7. II-U-2 Conduct an appropriate threat assessment prior to and during a vehicle contact.
  8. II-U-3 Demonstrate the proper procedures for making a non-approach, and high-risk vehicle contact.
  9. II-U-4 Conduct vehicle contacts on specialized vehicles (motorcycles, commercial motor vehicles, etc.).
  10. Demonstrate the proper procedures for making a non-approach and high-risk contact