In this 24-hour course, participants will become familiar with terminology and liability issues that relate to the operation of a police vehicle. The course includes hands-on driving exercises that will enhance officer's ability to operate a vehicle during an emergency situation. Participants will not only learn their individual vehicle control limitations but the performance limitations of their vehicles as well.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements course #78020.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Course Completion Requirements
- Provide a suitable emergency vehicle in excellent working condition. Maximum of 2 participants per vehicle.
- Vehicle must be equipped with heavy-duty suspension and be in good mechanical condition.
- Two spare tires are required during driving exercises. Seriously worn tires are considered hazardous and may not be allowed during exercises.
Attendance RequirementsClass attendance is an essential part of the education process, and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. The course requires participants to attend a minimum of 80% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional attendance requirement, for example a field exercise that cannot be missed.
Participants in a TCOLE credit course must complete the class in its entirety to receive TCOLE credit.
TopicsBasic driving exercises+Conventional braking and ABS braking+Legal issues+Vehicle control+Vehicle dynamics+Wet surface driving
- Experienced drivers capable of operating a motor vehicle under stressful conditions and have experience as an instructor
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)