This course will teach the legal and practical aspects of radar and PBT (preliminary breath tester) operations. Class discussions will primarily be based on relationship between excessive speed, drinking and highway crashes. The course will also explore departmental policies and procedures concerning radar and PBT use. Students will understand and demonstrate basic accident investigation and related accident evidence collection. Must register with the LWE coordinator prior to course 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:
- Demonstrate proficiency in accident reconstruction technology, speed measuring devices, and Preliminary Breath Devices.
- Articulate their proficiency in State of Michigan certified "Speed Measuring Devices".
- Describe methods of evaluating speed averages and crash reporting.
- Compare and contrast the police departments and society's expectations in deterrents/enforcement by a police officer.
- Describe the correlation between excessive speeds, highway crashes, injuries and deaths as well as the benefits of effective speed controls.
Caring - Civic Learning:
- Articulate the role that Police Officers have in discretion when enforcing traffic laws.
- Articulate how applying the relevant traffic law appropriately will obtain the best outcome for a motorist.
- See him/herself as an officer.
Learning How to Learn:
- Describe the effects that stress has in traffic crash investigation.
- Correlate the effectiveness of traffic law enforcement and decreasing the rate of accidents.
- Identify their best learning modality.
- Critique real-life situations based on course concepts.