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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
January 11 – January 22, 2016 Gulfport, MS
March 14 – March 25, 2016 Charlotte, NC
April 18 – April 29, 2016 Toledo, OH
May 16 – May 27, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI
June 13 – June 24, 2016 Peoria, IL
July 18 – July 29, 2016 Fort McCoy, WI
August 15 – August 26, 2016 Denver, CO
October 3 – October 14, 2016 Raleigh, NC
October 24 – November 4, 2016 Springfield, MO
December 5 – December 16, 2016 Arlington, TX

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING - $1795

 

2016 SCHEDULE

 

DATES LOCATION
January 4 - January 22, 2016 Gulfport, MS
March 7 - March 25, 2016 Charlotte, NC
April 11 - April 29, 2016 Toledo, OH
May 9 - May 27, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI
June 6 - June 24, 2016 Peoria, IL
July 11 - July 29, 2016 Fort McCoy, WI
August 8 - August 26, 2016 Denver, CO
September 26 - October 14, 2016 Raleigh, NC
October 17 – November 4, 2016  Springfield, MO
November 28 - December 16, 2016 Arlington, TX

 

INSTRUCTOR RE-CERTIFICATION - $150

 

DATES LOCATION
January 14, 2016 Gulfport, MS
March 17, 2016 Charlotte, NC
April 21, 2016 Toledo, OH
May 19, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI
June 16, 2016 Peoria, IL
July 21, 2016 Fort McCoy, WI
August 18, 2016 Denver, CO
October 6, 2016 Raleigh, NC
October 27, 2016 Springfield, MO
December 8, 2016 Arlington, TX

Contact the Liaison

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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