Police Cyclist

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Date: Monday, May 21, 2018
Ends On: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Freeport Police Department
320 W. Exchange Street
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Craig Wainman, IPMBA Instructor
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $300

This is a nationally certified course through the International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) and a state certified course through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

This is a training program for officers and first line supervisors in the practical application of a Police Bicycle Patrol.  The school focuses on the use of the bicycle as a patrol vehicle.  Participants will: 1) spend approximately half of each day riding their bikes and negotiating obstacles; 2) learn to safely handle their bikes while in traffic and while negotiating hazards; 3) learn to use the bicycle to make traffic stops, citizen and suspect contacts, and to safely handle the bicycle in pursuit situations.   

The class content includes:
~ selection of uniforms and clothing            ~ selection of bicycle & uniform accessories
~ basic physical fitness & avoiding injury        ~ bicycle nomenclature
~ critical situation riding techniques    ~ basic maintenance, tire changing, brake &        gear adjustments, lubrication and pre-ride
~ traffic strategies and approach to calls        safety inspection
~ negotiation of basic obstacles            ~ pursuit and takedown
~ patrolling, vehicle stops & suspect stops        ~ drug enforcement
~ night patrol                        ~ negotiation of advanced obstacles
~ community relations                
~ pride ride

~ full or part time law enforcement
~ all participants must be in good physical condition and have ample time in the saddle prior to the course
~ coverage by state or local industrial insurance for on-the-job injuries

Required equipment:
~ 18/21 speed quality mountain bike (no hybrids, 10 speeds or property room bikes)
~ bicycle helmet that meets ANSA 90.4 and SNELL memorial standards
~ protective eyewear
~ 100 round ammo
~ ballistic vest
~ eye and ear protection
~ department sidearm and duty gear

If you do not have any of this equipment, we recommend borrowing or renting.

Recommended equipment:
~ power grips or tow clips (no clipless systems)
~ water bottles
~ comfortable cycle clothes (uniforms are encouraged); uniforms and duty gear are required if you have them
~ basic tool kit
~ rain jacket
~ cycling gloves
~ cold weather gear, gloves, face masks, etc.

***Some class hours may be adjusted due to weather conditions***

These courses are full but you may be put on a waiting list

This course has been certified by the ILETSB and approved to meet the following mandates:
    ☐    Civil Rights            
    ☐    Constitutional & Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority    
    ☐    Cultural Competency        
    ☐    Procedural Justice
    ☐    Human Rights            
    ☒    Law Updates
    ☐    Lead Homicide Investigator        
    ☒    Use of Force (must include scenario based/similar training)