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"An advanced rider course - Motor Officer training for civilians and law enforcement "
$200 - Reserves your place when you register at least 45 days prior to first date of the class.
Class registration is now open at the Portland campus.
You never see a motor officer paddling around, hesitant to make a U-turn... No, they ride with their head up and shoulders relaxed; a motor officer's feet are on the boards as soon as the bike is moving. Riding side by side, bad weather or good, in heavy traffic or in pursuit, motor officers exude an air of confidence and control that comes from being an expert in their craft.
The curriculum is taken directly from the first week of the King County, WA sheriff's department basic motor-officer curriculum
The course focuses on development of street survival skills. We teach both low and high speed skills for motorcycle control
Is 40 hours on the the training range; Only 2 hours in the classroom for orientation and theory; you spend approximately 36 hours actually riding and learning.
The proficiency course builds exercise by exercise with new patterns employing skills learned previously.
You don't ride an exercise two or three times never to return, instead you have an opportunity to repeat patterns until mastered, improving and internalizing your skills.
Semi-private instruction; no more than 7 students with 2 instructors;
You spend your time practicing, with instructor feedback, what you've learned not waiting in line
You measure progress using the same benchmarks as Motor-Officers
Aggressive braking and escape techniques
Highly effective obstacle avoidance skills
To efficiently and effectively manage your bike at all speeds
How to confidently handle your motorcycle in tight spaces
Enhanced riding skills, confidence and composure
Use our ex-police bikes and focus on learning, not on protecting your expensive ride
GIFT CERTIFICATESCall us about our special group rates for 4 or more riders, or to arrange a course just for you and your riding club.
INSURANCE DISCOUNTSare offered by the companies below, as well as many other motorcycle insurers. Check with your insurer or agent to determine if your current company offers a discount. A Certificate of Completion is usually sufficient to secure your discount.
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