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Emergency Vehicle Operation Center (EVOC)

The San Bernardino County Sheriff's EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operations Center) is one of the premier driver training facilities in the country. The primary goal of EVOC is to provide professional law enforcement training to entry level and in-service officers. In operation since 1991, EVOC also provides driver taining to various municipalities and the general public.

EVOC Update (8 Hours)

Overview: Students will Learn:

  • To understand the importance of drive attitude
  • The psychological and physiological factors that affect emergency vehical operators
  • Vehicle dynamics and how to use them to their advantage
  • To identify, control and recover from various types of skids
  • Accident avoidance techniques
  • Proper breaking techniques
  • Precision vehicle placement at slow and high speeds, and in reverse.

 

Driver Awareness (8 Hours)

Course Content: Vehicle Control; Vechicle Operations Liability; Legal Aspects of Code 3; Slow Speed Maneuvers

Driver Awareness Instructor (24 Hours)

Course Content: Basic Principles of Driving; Legal Aspects of Code 3; Student Instructor Demo; Manual Familiarization and Course Management; Driving Exercise; Driving Exercise Review; Student Lecture Presentation; Teacher Training Review

Driver Training Update (24 Hours)

Overview: Students will learn:

  • To identify, avoid, and recover from various types of skids
  • To identify and practice defensive driving techniques
  • To identify and use vehicle dynamics to their advantage
  • To identify legal issues and liabilities
  • To perform proper vehicle maintenance and inspection procedures
  • To use safe driving techniques for adverse driving conditions
  • To use safe techniques for code 3 and pursuit operations
  • To use and control various types of Law Enforcement collisions
  • To avoid and/or control physiological and psychological factors Precision vehicle placement at slow and high speeds, and in reverse
  • Emergency hazard avoidance techniques

 

Driver Training Instructor (40 Hours)

Course Content: Introduction to Vehicle Operations; Vehicle Operations Factors, and Liability; Vehicle Control Techniques, and Vehicle Inspections; Legal Aspects of Code 3; Student Instruction Demo; Principles of Instruction, and Role Playing;

ATV Rider - Law Enforcement Course (16 Hours)

Students will learn and be required to demonstrate ATV off-Road riding techniques in various terrains such as dirt, sand, obstacle avoidance, hill climbing, emergency braking, and railroad traversing. Students are not required to have ATV experience to attend.

POST Mandatory Perishable Skills Program (8 Hours)

LAW ENFORCEMENT DRIVER SIMULATOR LEDS

  • LEDS Introduction
  • LEDS Relevancy - Officer Deaths
  • Vehicle Control Techniques
  • Drive to Stay Alive
  • Intersection Analysis / Collision Avoidance
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations / Tactics
  • Pursuit Considerations
  • Legal issues / Liabilities

 

TACTICAL FIREARMS SIMULATOR

  • Basic Tactical Firearms Situation
  • Class Exercises/Student Evaluation/Testing
  • Safety guidelines/orientation
  • Sight Alignment, Trigger Control, Accuracy
  • Weapon Clearing
  • Shoot Don’t Shoot scenarios
  • Use of Force considerations (options)
  • Less lethal munitions options/availability

 

POST Mandatory Perishable Skills Program (4 Hours)

LAW ENFORCEMENT DRIVER SIMULATOR LEDS

  • LEDS Introduction
  • LEDS Relevancy - Officer Deaths
  • Vehicle Control Techniques
  • Drive to Stay Alive
  • Intersection Analysis / Collision Avoidance
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations / Tactics
  • Pursuit Considerations
  • Legal issues / Liabilities

 

Motorcycle Dual Sport On/Off Road Course (40 Hours)

40 Hour Course provides off-hwy motorcycle training for officers preparing to become enforcement riders and acquaint them with proper riding techniques. Course is designed to develop special skills required in the safe operation of an off-highway law enforcement motorcycle.

4X4 Off Road Vehicle Course (8 Hours)

  • How to read road terrain
  • Basic rules of the road as it applies to four wheel drive vehicles
  • Identification and proper operation of four wheel drive systems
  • Expanded knowledge of four wheel drive vehicle capabilities
  • Tire selection
  • Technical driving skills
  • To use appropriate four wheel drive techniques for inclement weather, unusual road conditions and negotiating obstacles.
  • Proper off road driving
  • Hill climbing/descending
  • Stream crossing
  • Vehicle extractions
  • Driving in soft sand
  • Winching dynamics
  • Identification of necessary equipment and operation
  • To scout terrain
  • To use a spotter and appropriate hand signals 4 wheel drive terminology
  • Proper off road etiquette
  • Procedures for emergency situations

 

Advanced Defensive Driving (8 Hours)

In this class you will learn: Precision Driving, Accident Avoidance, Vehicular Control, Emergency Lane Change, Skid Recovery, and Controlled Braking. Defensive driving techniques and safe driving skills will be emphasized in a state of the art computer based classroom.

Fire & Ambulance Vehicle Training Course (8 Hours)

Overview: Students will learn:

  • To identify, avoid, and recover from various types of skids
  • To identify and practice defensive driving techniques
  • To identify and use vehicle dynamics for their advantage
  • To identify legal issues and liabilities
  • To perform proper vehicle maintenance and inspection procedures
  • To use safe driving techniques for adverse driving conditions
  • To use techniques for code 3 operations To use and control various types of braking methods
  • To avoid the most common causes of emergency vehicle collisions
  • To avoid and/or control physiological and psychological factors affecting emergency vehicle operators
  • Precision vehicle placement at slow and high speeds, and in reverse using a spotter
  • Emergency hazard avoidance techniques

 

Motorcycle Pre-Training

Course Content: Exposure to all cone patterns and collision avoidance exercises the rider will experience at the 2 week Motor Academy as well as the 4 P.O.S.T. Mandated test patterns.

Motorcycle Basic Academy

Motorcycle Basic Instructor

Motorcycle Update

Course Content: Basic and emergency braking, motorcycle accident prevention, vehicle stops, riding skills and firearms exercise.

Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) Course

Overview: Students will learn the current information on pursuit and procedures related to California pursuit guidelines:

  • When and when not to pursue
  • What force options may be used during a pursuit?
  • The proper approach, contact, location selection, application and limitation of the P.I.T. maneuver
  • The proper use and deployment of a tire deflation device during pursuit situation
  • Use of Force option for Vehicle pursuits

 

Teen Survival Driving (8 Hours)

In this class your teen will learn: Precision Driving, Accident Avoidance, Vehicular Control, Emergency Lane Change, Skid Recovery, and Controlled Braking. Defensive driving techniques and safe driving skills will be emphasized in a state of the art computer based classroom.



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