Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 6:00 PM CDT

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St Paul Police Richard Rowan Training Facility 
600 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55130

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Sergeant Justin Miller 
St Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute 

Police Cyclist Course 

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is sponsoring a 4-day POLICE CYCLIST COURSE. 

Time:              0800-1800       Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

                        1300-2300        (Wednesday Only)

Instructors:    Sgt. Jason Bain-SPPD-IPMBA Certified Instructor, Sgt. Murray Prust-SPPD-IPMBA Certified Instructor, Officer Anthony Holte-SPPD-IPMBA Certified Instructor

This course will address the fact that bicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer's on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability. The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities. The course is divided into eleven units: Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling, Bike Fit, Group Riding, Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes, Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques, Patrol Procedures, Nighttime Patrol, Community Policing, Basic Maintenance, Legal Issues & Traffic Laws, and Fitness & Nutrition. This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.

International Police Mountain Bicycle Certification is available to sworn police 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:   $395.00 per person

MN POST Credits: 36

Required Equipment:

  • Bike with pedal retention (basket style, mini clip or clipless)
  • Helmet
  • Eye protection-clear or tinted
  • Wear comfortable civilian cycling attire
  • Optional items are jackets, padded bike shorts and cycling gloves
  • If you choose to wear your department's police cycling uniform and have your firearm, it needs to be carried in a holster with retention.