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IPMBA Police Cyclist Course

  • 04/09/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04/12/2024
  • 8:00 PM
  • Olathe Police Department

IPMBA Police Cyclist Course

Hosted by the Olathe Police Department

April 9-12, 2024
Olathe Police Department

Be prepared for the street! This essential training combines Emergency Vehicle Operations for bike officers with patrol procedures, tactics, night operations, mock scenes, and basic bike maintenance and on-the-road repairs. Learn to ride like a pro, avoid crashes, and use your bike to foil the bad guys every time. Off-road riding and bike-specific live-fire exercises may be added at the instructor’s discretion.

Curriculum Overview: Police Cyclist Course Curriculum Overview

Prerequisites: Law enforcement officer; basic bicycle-handling skills; good physical condition

Required Equipment: Police Cyclist Course Equipment List  A few common things students forget are: pedal retention, helmet, bike that fits, lights that work , proper shoes, spare tire tubes.  It is important that students come to the course physically prepared to spend much of the day on their bikes. 

Officers attending the course will be training most everyday in the public’s view.  An approved bicycle duty uniform with issued handgun and ballistic vest is encouraged.  Officers should also plan for inclement weather, training will occur rain or shine.

Olathe PD will provide on-site storage of bikes and gear.  

Generally the class runs 0800 to 1800 the first two days, 1200 to 2200 the third day, and 0900 to 1600 the final day.  

For those agencies with E-Bikes, IPMBA requires the student to complete the basic course on an acoustic bike before testing out on the E-Bike.  If you plan on bringing an E-Bike, you will NOT be able to ride it until the final day after completion of the class.

Testing Procedure: Written and practical

Certification: IPMBA Police Cyclist Certification is available to licensed law enforcement 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.

Cost:  $100.00 Certification Fee for Membership Benefits with IBMBA

To Register contact Officer Nathan Silkett at NSilkett@OLATHEKS.ORG.

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