This course is intended for the police motorcycle officer responsible for motorcycle training within an agency. It will also assist you in upgrading your department's current motorcycle training program.
You will participate in skill developing exercises during the first week of instruction. You will then learn how to set-up programs in your department which will ensure that only the most capable officers are assigned to the motorcycle unit.
Prior to successful completion of the course, each instructor candidate will be evaluated on a timed obstacle course. In addition, you will participate in extended rides where you will be exposed to several different riding situations. Tactical shooting situations will be practiced and special problems in police motorcycle use will be addressed.
In addition, you will learn skills necessary to improve your peak performance in critical motorcycle operations such as alarm/stress response, tactical breathing, heart rate variability and visualization techniques.
You will be given special projects involving range layout, scheduling and setting-up a departmental training program. Instructor techniques will be discussed and a unit of instruction will be conducted which will be critiqued by the IPTM staff.
The course is designed for the operator of a two-wheel motorcycle with a minimum displacement of 500 cc.
Current motorcycle officers and academy instructors
This course is restricted to active law enforcement personnel.
You must be a good and current rider. You must have a motorcycle driver's license endorsement, if required by resident state. You must have successfully completed a certified police motorcycle rider course, or its equivalent, given by an approved police motorcycle instructor.
What to Bring
- Your department-issued motorcycle, currently assigned to you, or a similar motorcycle approved by IPTM for range and street riding exercises. The bike should be in good condition and have a pre-course maintenance check.
- On-duty weapon, holster rig and one dress uniform
- Rain gear
- Boots that cover your ankle or dress boots
- Riding gloves
- Light or heavy jacket (depending on weather)
- Eyes and ears protection
- Eye protection/sunglasses
- Approved helmet
- Ample supply of jeans/casual wear
- Body armor (vest)
- Four hundred (400) rounds of ammunition. One hundred (100) of which should be frangible rounds. If you or your agency is unable to provide frangible rounds, bring what you normally use in firearms training.
- Athletic cup for protection
You will be required to sign a waiver of responsibility.
What Our Students Are Saying
- “Excellent instructors. They were on point with the lectures and hands-on approach. This course has taken me to the next level on becoming an instructor.” – Ofc. R.D.
- “This course had a good balance of riding and teaching which allowed improvements in both.” – Dep. D.P.
- “The instructors were very knowledgeable on the course and gave me the confidence to teach future motor officers.” – Dep. G.B.
- “All instructors were amazing! Their enthusiasm truly enhanced the learning experience! Great team.” – Tpr. M.D.
- “This course opened my eyes to the details of instructing. I benefited from everything this course offered. The instructors were excellent.” – Master P.O. R.P.
- "Can't wait to teach what I've learned from all of the instructors!" – Dep. Sheriff D.B.
- "This course was well rounded and very beneficial. I will never forget my experience here." – Inv. R.M.