IPMBA Training Class Details
IPMBA Police Cyclist Course - Denton, TX Mon, October 16, 2017 — Fri, October 20, 2017
Course Location/Facility Name: Denton Public Safety Training Center
Address: 719 E Hickory St. Denton, TX 76266 US
Be prepared for the street! This essential training combines Emergency Vehicle Operations for bike officers with patrol procedures, tactics, night operations, scenarios, and basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs. Learn to ride like a pro, avoid crashes, and use your bike to foil the bad guys every time. Off-road riding and bike-specific live-fire exercises may be added at the instructor’s discretion.
Curriculum Overview: Police Cyclist Course Curriculum Overview
Prerequisites: Law enforcement officer; basic bicycle-handling skills; good physical condition
Required Equipment: Police Cyclist Course Equipment List
Testing Procedure: Written and practical
Certification: IPMBA Police Cyclist Certification is available to licensed law enforcement officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.
Instructor Name: David Millican PCI #1006 EMSCI #343
Event Schedule/Agenda: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
Registration Contact Information: Brandon Rana Phone: 940-349-8695
Online Registration: (if applicable) Click here to register online
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This course emphasizes "Vehicular Cycling" techniques that combine principles of traffic flow, the physics of bicycling, and state traffic laws to produce a method of cycling in traffic that enhances the predictability and safety of the officer. Vehicular Cycling is recognized around the world as a superior method of cycling, based on sound principles of Effective Cycling by John Forester. Also covered are, patrol procedures and tactics, including suspect apprehension techniques; night riding; use of the bicycle as a complete tool (including its use as a weapon); physical training aspects; off-road riding; maintenance and repair; firearms; uniforms and equipment; and more. Officers will then apply these skills in mock crime scenes staged to assess the students’ performance under stress. This basic course spans five days in an effort to include as much information and practical application of skills as possible for the student.