This is an instructor-led course.
This National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved course will enable you to become proficient in the use of both police traffic RADAR and laser speed measurement devices as well as average speed calculation methods.
You will learn the different scientific principles behind these devices and their proper application within the overall speed enforcement program. In addition, we will cover the various aspects of equipment use, daily testing and verification protocols, along with such operational considerations as case law, health issues, and officer safety.
You will be required to participate in and successfully complete field exercises utilizing police traffic RADAR and laser devices. We recommend using your agency’s speed measurement devices to maximize your proficiency.
- Time, distance, and speed measurement
- Scientific principles of RADAR and Laser
- Operational considerations
- Case law and administrative rules
- Daily testing and verification protocols
- Officer safety
Police officers, supervisors, security, military, manufacturer and distributor representatives
- This online course will not meet the FDLE requirements for Florida officers.
- Access to a Laser/RADAR device is required to complete this course.
Online environment: This course is interactive, instructor-led, and divided into weekly modules. At the end of each week, the current module will close and a new module will open. This way, the entire class progresses through the materials together, just like classroom training. There are no provisions for you to skip modules or work ahead of the rest of the class.
This is not a self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments each week by the deadlines posted within the course. You should plan to dedicate at least eight (8) hours per week to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion.
The instructors will be available by email and on discussion boards throughout the course. They will be your guides and will assist you with questions and advanced discussions at every step along the way.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.
This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.