Defensive Driving will cover motor vehicle law, its application and jurisdiction and vehicle stops. This course will also include the teaching of driving skills needed by a law officer. Student must be registered with LWE coordinator prior to class enrollment. Group 2 course.
Must be approved by MCOLES and registered with the Director of the Police Academy prior to enrollment.
General Education Outcomes supported by this course
Critical Thinking - Direct
Course Learning Outcomes Knowledge:
- Articulate laws and civil responsibilities in the use of an emergency vehicle.
- Articulate key concepts, terms, relationships and relative to Motor Vehicle Operation.
- Demonstrate the laws of physics in handling characteristics of the automobile at various speeds and under adverse conditions.
- Describe methods of evaluating the effectiveness of each vehicle style and its capabilities.
- Explain the department and society's expectations in the use of an emergency vehicle while on duty.
- Demonstrate proficiency in vehicle maneuvers by using course material and driving range time.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Explain the role that Police Officer's emotions and adrenalin play in the ability to handle a vehicle at high speeds.
Learning How to Learn:
- Describe the role that stress has in policing and being able to determine risk / reward in vehicle pursuits.
- Correlate how their actions as police officers while driving have a direct impact on civilian's actions on the road.
- Identify their best learning modality.
- Reflect upon key course concepts when observing real-life scenarios.