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PB 210 - Emergency Vehicle Operations

Credit Hours: 3

Emergency Vehicle Operations provides students with information relevant to instruction, demonstration and practical application elements of basic driving skills, as well as the legal principles common to law enforcement driving. Non-emergency and emergency response and pursuit will be stressed. The student will be made aware that violations of statutory and case law (as well as agency policy governing the various types of driving) can result in personal, criminal and civil liability.

Course Outcomes
After completing this course participants will be able to:

  • identify statutory law, case law, agency policy and principles of liability governing emergency driving;
  • identify constitutional law, statutory law and case law governing the use of vehicles as appropriate deadly force in terminating pursuits;
  • identify reasons for law enforcement driver training;
  • identify vehicle defects that contribute to law enforcement collisions;
  • identify factors in route selection for emergency response;
  • identify factors that impact on initiating a vehicle pursuit; and
  • identify post litigation preparation considerations.

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