Emergency Vehicle Operations Course
This course provides training for Deputies to becoming proficient at applying the skills and knowledge to operate an emergency vehicle. Deputies begin vehicle operations at slow speeds and gradually begin applying skills at a higher rates of speed. This training help the Deputies develop good defensive driving habits as well as providing the skills needed to drive at high speeds. New Deputies are required to attend 20 hours of training. Refresher courses are required throughout a Deputy's career. Specific areas of training covered are:
The Deputies are trained in Slow Speed Maneuvers, Accident Avoidance, High Speed Steering Exercise, Controlled Speed, Pursuit and Pursuit Intervention Techniques.
Deputies constantly revisit the agency policy on response to calls, code-3 driving and pursuits. They are instructed on the mandates from the State of California regarding pursuits and emergency driving, as set forth in the Vehicle Code.