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Driver Education and Training Unit

The Driver Education and Training Unit trains uniformed officers and civilians to safely operate a variety of Police Department vehicles. The Department provides 31 different courses of instruction on approximately 20 different vehicle types, resulting in operator certification or a specialized license. The vehicle qualification courses have the following objectives:

  • Accident prevention
  • Enhancement of defensive driving
  • Training, testing, and qualifying students at an emergency rResponse level
  • Driving with courtesy, professionalism and respect (CPR)
  • Educating students on proper vehicle inspections and vehicle maintenance
  • Displaying high regard for public safety and its impact on community relations 

Some of the vehicle operation courses offered include:

  • Patrol car
  • Tow truck
  • Bus
  • Two- and three-wheel scooter
  • Tractor trailer
  • Bicycle