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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 213 - RADAR/LIDAR Operations

Credit Hours: 2

This course trains sworn personnel in the operation and basic maintenance of car-mounted and hand-held electronic vehicle speed measurement devices. It initially stresses theory, and then shifts to the specific operation of several different types of equipment. Critical legal decisions are also examined.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • describe the association between excessive speed and crashes, deaths and injuries;
  • describe the benefits of excessive speed control enforcement;
  • describe the basic principles of RADAR speed measurement;
  • learn and describe laws, court rulings, regulations, policies and procedures affecting RADAR speed measurement and speed enforcement in general;
  • identify specific RADAR instruments used by each student's department and describe components and functions;
  • acquire and demonstrate the basic skills needed to test and operate RADAR units; and
  • acquire basic skills in record keeping and in courtroom preparation.

Year Round (N)