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Northwestern University

Center for Public Safety

We enhance our motorcycle support program with
professional partnerships to provide outstanding
operator, instructor and technician training.

 

OVERVIEW

POLICE MOTORCYCLE TRAINING & CERTIFICATION:

Many people assume that an officer is qualified for police motorcycle duty simply on the strength of prior experience operating civilian motorcycles. Not so! The high load factor of police motorcycles, along with the unusual distribution of the load, results in unique handling characteristics. This, plus the high speeds and/or maneuverability required of police motorcyclists, creates the need for higher-level skills than civilian riders are equipped to master without specialized training.

 

POLICE MOTORCYCLE OPERATOR TRAINING

This intensive 80-hour program will develop the coordination, skill and confidence necessary for the student to operate a police motorcycle safely and efficiently. It will cover:

   •   Machine nomenclature

   •   Slow speed maneuvering

   •   Control

   •   Braking

   •   Curve Negotiation

   •   Motorcycle maintenance

   •   Defensive driving techniques

   •   Law enforcement techniques

Throughout the program, the student rider will be continually evaluated. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have demonstrated their ability to use all the defensive riding techniques and manual skills they have learned, and will be fully prepared for on-the-job training within their agency.

 

POLICE MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

This 120-hour course will not only cover methods of instruction, but also provide real-life experience in teaching proper police motorcycle operation. We have overlapped our Police Motorcycle Instructor Program with our basic Operator Training to offer future training officers actual police motorcycle student operators to work with. Upon successfully completing Police Motorcycle Instructor, the new training instructors will be able to teach proper police motorcycle patrol procedures to other members of their organization. The course will cover:

   •  Principles of learning

   •  Methods of instruction

   •  Preparing a lesson plan

   •  Site selection

   •  Course layout

   •  Practice teaching (field exercise)

   •  On-street riding techniques

   •  Law enforcement techniques

Please note: As a prerequisite, Instructor candidates must have previously been trained as a Police Motorcycle Operator, either in our basic school or an equivalent school and be a highly proficient rider. The focus of this course is to train in instruction methods/techniques, not teach riding skills.

 

WE CAN BRING TRAINING TO YOUR AGENCY

The motorcycle courses can be presented at your location. Motorcycles will be provided by Harley-Davidson at no extra cost. Instruction will be provided by Northwestern University training staff. Our instructors and fleet of police motorcycles are ready to serve you. If your agency would like to act as host, or you would like more information, please contact the Training Liaison of Police Motorcycle Training at 414-397-4169.

 

Prior to enrollment each student will be required to sign a release of liability for Northwestern University and Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

Schedule

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY

 

OPERATOR TRAINING - $1495

 

DATES LOCATION
December 5 – December 16, 2016  Arlington, TX
January 16 - January 27, 2017 Baton Rouge, LA
February 13 - February 24, 2017 Niceville FL
April 17 – April 28, 2017   Weymouth, MA
May 15 – May 26, 2017 Searcy, AR
June 12 – June23, 2017 Middletown, PA
July 17 – July 28, 2017 Detroit, MI
August 14 - August 25, 2017 Weymouth, MA
October 2 – October 13, 2017  Cookeville, TN
October 30 – November 10, 2017 Edmond, OK
December 4 – December 15, 2017 Conroe, TX

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - $1795

 

DATES LOCATION
November 28 – December 16, 2016  Arlington, TX
January 9 - January 27, 2017 Baton Rouge, LA
February 6 - February 24, 2017 Niceville, FL
April 10– April 28, 2017  Weymouth, MA
May 8 – May 26, 2017 Searcy, AR
June 5 - June 23, 2017 Middletown, PA
July 10 – July 28, 2017  Detroit, MI 
August 7 - August, 25 2017 Weymouth, MA
September 25 – October 13, 2017  Cookeville, TN
October 23 – November 10, 2017 Edmond, OK
November 27 – December 15, 2017  Conroe, TX

 

INSTRUCTOR RE-CERTIFICATION - $150

 

DATES LOCATION
December 8, 2016 Arlington, TX
January 19, 2017 Baton Rouge, LA
February 16, 2017 Niceville, FL
April 20, 2017 Weymouth, MA
May 18, 2017  Searcy, AR
June 15, 2017 Niddletown, PA
July 20, 2017  Detroit, MI
August 17, 2017 Weymouth, MA
October 5, 2017  Cookeville, TN
November 2, 2017  Edmond, OK
December 7, 2017  Conroe, TX

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With over 250 years of combined law enforcement experience, our police and fleet sales reps know exactly what type of technical and rider training you need.

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