LIT – Police Academy Hosting Courses in September & October 2014

The following classes are scheduled:

3183 Mandated Legal Update     September 30, 9am – noon, 3 hours, Police Academy classroom

Beyond the Cones  October 1, 8 hours, Police Academy classroom

Most officers, commanders, and risk managers view the police crash as “the cost of doing business” and an anticipated cost of a departmental budget. However, crashes and “traffic incidents” are more than numbers on a page and line-items on a spreadsheet. Officers are killed and seriously injured every day in and around their squad cars. Beyond the Cones examines these phenomenon from both a financial and human perspective. It focuses on solutions to reduce deaths, injuries, and the high cost of property damage.

Topics addressed, include but are not limited to:

  • the historical view of police involved crashes
  • personal injury consequences
  • financial restraints
  • the ultimate sacrifice
  • outdated vehicle operation training curriculum
  • Code 1 or “non-emergency driving.”
  • patrol investigational driving
  • observational driving
  • intersection clearing
  • backing, parking, squad positioning
  • non-emergency lane use
  • police related distractions
  • the value of seat belts

Spanish Core Course            October 13th – 15th, 24 hours, Police Academy classroom

Arrest, Search & Seizure Core Course   December 1st – 3rd,24 hours, Police Academy classroom


Gary Duncan   MPA,  LCC

Director/Regional Police Academy

Lamar Institute of Technology

(409) 880-8022


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