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.
Course Length: 32 hours
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.
Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.
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 fee.
$270.00 – includes IPMBA membership, certificate, and course text “Complete Guide to Public Safety Cycling”
Deposit Amount: $125.00 paid by cash, check, M/O, credit card or company Purchase Order.
Deposit Policy: Please understand that Cypress Creek EMS and the Cypress Creek Advanced Tactical Team are 501 c(3) non-profit corporations. Class size is kept to a specific level to maximize the student to instructor ratio, which is for the benefit of their students; therefore, no reservation will be held and you will not be registered for the class until a deposit has been received.
Refund Policy: If your class is canceled, your deposit is fully refundable. If you cancel at least 14 days prior to the first day of class, half of your deposit is refundable, OR the full deposit can be applied to hold another available class slot. If you cancel with less than 14 days before the beginning of your class, your deposit becomes totally NON-REFUNDABLE, OR half of your deposit can be applied to another available class.
All cancellations must be made in writing or by email to email@example.com. If email is unavailable then contact Bobby Sellers at 281-378-0828.