IPMBA Training Class Details
IPMBA Police Cyclist Course - San Antonio, TX Sun, February 22, 2015 — Thu, February 26, 2015
Course Location/Facility Name: St. Mary's University Police Department
Address: One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, TX 78228 United States
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.
Tuition: $225 + $15 range fee
Instructor Name: Steve Bazany, PCI #734
Event Schedule/Agenda: Class starts Sunday at St. Mary's University (location to be provided upon registration). Officers will need to bring 50 rounds of ammo with them for the firearms portion of the class. Mandatory equipment required for the first day: Mountain bike in A-1 condition, fit for off-road riding, equipped with bike bag and pedal retention device; Shorts & T-shirt (or warmer athletic apparel for winter dates); Helmet, cycling gloves, eye protection (both dark & clear for night operations); 2 water bottles and water bottle cages on bicycle; wet weather gear. The first day includes a road ride that will be 10-12 miles. Prepare yourself and your bicycle accordingly. It is suggested you use road or combination tires that day. If you are not a seasoned cyclist, you may want to invest in padded cycling shorts to reduce the discomfort of long rides.
Registration Contact Information: Elizabeth Hish Phone: 210-436-3472
Contact Ms. Hish for hotel accommodations located near campus.
Officers will be given extensive time dedicated to on-bike handling and skills. This is a 40-hour course that will earn the officer TCOLE hours. Our officers are required to complete a PT test 2 weeks prior to the start of each school which consists of a 5 mile ride in 21 minutes or less, sit-ups, push-ups & sit-and-reach. If you are unable to attend the PT test please contact the office to make other arrangements. Additional information will be provided when you contact Ms. Hish.