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 Police cyclist 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.
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.
|Session 1:||May 20 - 23, 2019|
|Session 2:||June 3 - 6, 2019|
Registrations accepted online until noon three days prior to start of each session. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available. Walk-up registrations are available to download by clicking here.
The fee covers mandatory $70.00 IPMBA fee (certificate ($15.00) and membership ($55.00) and UWWPS registration fee ($130.00), written and on-bike testing procedure, instruction and certification for registrants who pass.
All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of event. Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at email@example.com prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.
In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start of the event session in order to receive a refund, less 20% administrative fee. Cancellation request received less than 21 days from the start of camp will receive a refund minus 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the 20% administrative fee, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.
All cancellation requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; provide registrant’s name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name an address of payer.
We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such as case, all fees paid will be refunded.
You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.
Check-in will take place at 7:00 a.m. in Esker Hall, room 120 which is located at 420 N. Prairie Street Whitewater, WI 53190.
You may park in Lot 4 (325 N. Prairie Steet, Whitewater WI), free of charge, on the date of training. You will receive your parking pass at check-in. Lot 4 is across the street from Esker Hall. More inforamtion will be sent by the class instructors upon receipt of your registration.
|Day One||7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Day Two||7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Day Three||2:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.|
|Day Four||9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.|
*All times are subject to change
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).
If you have questions about the course, please contact:
Lt. Steve Hanekamp
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.
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