IPMBA Police Cyclist Course (May)

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IPMBA Police Cyclist Course (May)

Where: UW-Whitewater Campus

When: May 19-22, 2014

Class Times:

05/19/14 - 7:00am to 4:00pm
05/20/14 - 7:00am to 4:00pm
05/21/14 - 2:00pm to 11:00pm
05/22/14 - 9:00am to 6:00pm


  • Registration Only: $200.00 (Includes mandatory $70.00 IPMBA fee (certificate ($15.00) and membership ($55.00) and UWWPS registration fee ($130.00))

For Registration Information:

Sgt. Matt Schwartz
262-472-1431 (office)

Registration Deadline -- May 14, 2014

Description: Bicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer’s on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability. The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities. The course is divided into eleven units: Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling, Bike Fit, Group Riding, Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes, Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques, Patrol Procedures, Nighttime Patrol, Community Policing, Basic Maintenance, Legal Issues & Traffic Laws, and Fitness & Nutrition. This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.

Testing Procedure: Written & On-Bike

Requirements: Applicants must be police officers currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle. Class participants must read The Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling – Second Edition (available through most on-line bookstores), prior to the start of the class on 05/19/14.

Certification: IPMBA Certification is available to sworn police officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fees (included in the cost of the course).



Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

I understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. I agree that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events. I relinquish all rights that I may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.