Monday, April 20, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, April 24, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT

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

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Sgt. Liam Duggan 
St Paul Police Dept 

Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor

The Saint Paul Police Professional Development Institute (PDI) is sponsoring a 5-day Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor Course (EVOC).

This course is designed to certify the student to instruct emergency vehicle operations (EVOC). Participants will also develop classroom presentation skills by reasearching and delivering a presentation.

Course objectives include:

  • Basic Vehicle Dynamics
  • Legalities of Emergency and Non-Emergency Driving
  • Guidelines for Conducting a Pursuit and an Emergency Run
  • How to Design a Driving Course to Fit Specific Departmental Training Needs and Demonstrate the Participant's Driving Ability
  • Preparation and Set-Up of Driving Courses
  • Creating Lesson Plans and Providing Instruction in Classes of Varied Lengths in Time
  • How to Provide and Receive Feedback from Instructors and Participants
  • Other Instructor Development Dynamics

Materials Needed:

  • Participants need only bring paper and pen to first day of training. Further instructions will follow during the first day of training.
  • Participants will NEED to bring a squad car from their agency (two officers from the same agency can double up in the same vehicle). 
  • No open-toed or sandal-type shoes should be worn on driving days.

Location Information:

 Classroom Saint Paul Police Richard Rowan Training Facility

 Dates: April 20, 22, 24 (M-W-F, 0800-1700)

600 Lafayette Road N. St. Paul, MN 55130

 Driving Track Dakota County Technical College

1300 145th Street East, Rosemount, MN 55068

Dates: April 21 (08-17) & April 23 (15-23)


Cost: $710.00 per person  /  3 or More: $660.00 per person

POST Credits: 40

Cancellation / No-Show policy: Attendees who fail to show up and who do not provide at least 7 days notice of such will be BILLED IN FULL.


Instructor - Retired Officer Terry Erdman (St Paul Police Department):

Terry Erdman is a 29 year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department who was assigned to the Training Unit in the capacity of Firearms/Range Instructor. He was a training officer for over 17 years, instructing police officers of varying rank and experience. Terry has also been specifically requested to speak to civilian and sworn personnel on a multitude of topics. Terry was the lead instructor for the SPPD's Taser and Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVOC) programs. He was a Use of Force Instructor, Firearms Instructor and lead the instruction for the SPPD's FTO courses/curriculum. Terry's knowledge, efforts, and consistent work products are described as "stellar" by his peers and supervisors.