Motorcycle Instructor Course
About the course
Course Pre-Requisite: Attending students must be accomplished motorcycle officers or deputies who will be responsible for motorcycle operator training within their agency
The course is designed for the operator of a two-wheel motorcycle that is insured through one of the participating agencies.
Students will participate in skill developing exercises during the first week of instruction. They will learn how to set-up programs and training exercises that will help ensure that only the most capable candidates are selected and assigned to the motorcycle unit.
Prior to successful completion of the course, each instructor-candidate will be evaluated on a timed obstacle course. Students will also participate in extended rides where each will be exposed to several different riding situations and special problems concerning motorcycle operations.
In addition, students will learn the skills necessary to improve their peak performance in critical motorcycle operations, such as: alarm/stress response, tactical breathing, and heart rate variability and visualization techniques.
Students will be given special projects involving range layout, scheduling and setting-up a departmental training program. Instructor techniques will be discussed, demonstrated followed by “teach back” lesson assignments which will be evaluated by the instructor staff.
The Student-Instructor will then participate in instructing a two-week Basic Motorcycle Operator School identified below:
Basic Motorcycle Operator School is a two week (80hr) course that will teach the fundamentals needed to perform the duties of a police motorcycle operator. This strenuous training course requires students to be in good physical shape. Week one focuses on police motorcycle operation and riding techniques. Week two will further advance a student’s skill level and introduce techniques and tactics unique to the police motorcycle operator.
Students will need the following to complete the course:
• Police motorcycle issued by their department in good working order. Motorcycles will be inspected by instructors prior to the start of the course and any motorcycle found to be unsafe will not be used.
• Class M or Class M learner’s endorsement on a valid state issued driver's license
• Helmet and eye protection (the training center does have a limited supply of helmets available)
• Long pants (blue jeans or 5.11 type pants)
• Gloves, Boots that cover the rider's ankles (No tennis shoes), Rain gear
• Duty gear and ballistic vest (for week two)
• 100 rounds of frangible ammunition in the issued caliber for your agency. Tactical scenarios will be covered in week two.
Please enroll through your academy in-service training coordinator to Robert Tokarchic at