StudiGuide 19: Vehicle Operations in Law Enforcement
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StudiGuide 19: Vehicle Operations in Law Enforcement

Study Guide for the California Police Academy (P.O.S.T.) Written Examination
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Created by Michael Rubacha
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this StudiGuide course, students will be able to understand the California Criminal Justice System.
  • Students will be able to understand the basic concepts of Vehicle Operations.
  • Students will, after careful study and review of this course, will be able to have a better understanding for the testing and passing of the State of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) basic police academy written examination.
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Requirements
  • Students should have a copy of the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training (POST) workbook and review it prior to starting a StudiGuide course.
Description

This StudiGuide course provides a practice review-testing resource for police academy cadets (based on the state of California’s Commission on Peace Officer Standard and Training 'POST' requirements) to help understand and pass the POST written examinations.

You will be able to DISTINGUISH between longitudinal, lateral weight transfer and DISTINGUISH between and DESCRIBE the causes of the following types of vehicle skids:

  • Understeer skid
  • Oversteer skid
  • Locked-wheel skid
  • Acceleration skid
  • Centrifugal skid

You will be able to IDENTIFY the following:

  • factors that can limit the effectiveness of a vehicle’s emergency warning devices
  • hazards of various road conditions
  • physiological and psychological factors that may have an effect on a peace officer’s driving
  • the effect of speed on a driver’s peripheral vision
  • the effects of siren syndrome
  • the objectives of emergency response driving
  • the requirements of Penal Code 13519.8 Vehicle Pursuits
  • the statutory responsibilities of non-law enforcement vehicle drivers when driving in the presence of emergency vehicles operated under emergency response conditions
  • the causes and contributing factors of vehicle hydroplaning

You will be able to RECOGNIZE the following:

  • conditions that could lead to the decision to terminate a vehicle pursuit
  • guidelines for entering a controlled intersection when driving under emergency response conditions
  • potential hazards of freeway driving and appropriate actions to prevent collisions
  • the risk to officer/public safety versus the need to apprehend
  • the statutes governing peace officers when operating law enforcement vehicles in the line of duty, such as the Rules of the Road and Liability

You will be able to DEMONSTRATE the following:

  • appropriate actions to prevent intersection collisions
  • appropriate actions to prevent collisions when operating a vehicle in reverse
  • proper braking methods
  • proper roadway position and the three essential reference points of a turning maneuver
  • proper techniques for recognizing and coping with distractions while operating a law enforcement vehicle
  • proper techniques for two-handed shuffle steering
  • proper throttle control
  • the ability mitigate the effects of spring loading
  • the importance and proper use of safety belts in a law enforcement vehicle
  • the use of communications equipment
  • the use of emergency warning devices available on law enforcement vehicles

You will be able to DETERMINE a safe distance when following another vehicle

You will be able to DISCUSS:

  • common offensive intervention tactics
  • components of a vehicle inspection
  • how perception and reaction time affects a vehicle’s total stopping distance

You will be able to EXPLAIN the importance of agency specific policies and guidelines regarding emergency response driving and the primary effects speed has on a vehicle in a turning maneuver

Selected information from this written examination will also appear on your Mid-Course and End-of-Course Proficiency Tests.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who want to maximize their study time while attending a police academy in the state of California.
  • Students who want a clearer understanding of the material they will be tested on while attending a police academy.
  • Our StudiGuides are an eLearning experience that short-cuts the normal "study groups" at home with the fundamental, straight forward, no-nonsense knowledge required, in a practical setting; your home, vehicle or other study place.
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StudiGuide 19: How To Pass This Written Examination
3 Lectures 08:22

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations for this course.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with the POST workbooks and find out other information via the POST website.

Preview 02:02

Students will understand test taking tips for the California POST police academy written examinations.

Preview 04:27

Students will understand the nature and format of questions that may appear on the California POST police academy written examinations.

Discussion Post
01:53
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What will be covered and how it will be covered
1 Lecture 03:20

Students will be given an overview of this course, what will be covered and how it will be covered.

Preview 03:20
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StudiGuide 19: Defensive Driving
11 Lectures 09:06

Students will be able to understand and determine a safe following distance of another vehicle.

Safe Following Distance
00:40

Students will be able to understand the effect of speed on a driver's peripheral vision.

Peripheral Vision and Speed
00:46

Students will be able to understand and discuss how perception and reaction time affects a vehicle's total stopping distance.

Preview 00:48

Students will be able to understand appropriate actions to prevent intersection collisions.

Preview 01:40

Students will be able to understand potential hazards of freeway driving.

Freeway Driving
00:36

Students will be able to understand appropriate actions to prevent collisions when operating a vehicle in reverse.

Operating a Vehicle in Reverse
01:15

Students will be able to understand the proper use of safety belts in a law enforcement vehicle.

Use of Safety Belts
00:54

Students will be able to understand peace officers have had training and extensive driving experience, but they must never assume that are immune from becoming involved in collisions which can lead to serious injury, disciplinary action, and lawsuits.

Physiological and Psychological Factors Affecting Driving Conditions
01:29

Students will be able to understand hazards of various road conditions.

Road Condition Hazards
00:12

Students will be able to understand the components of a vehicle inspection.

Vehicle Inspection Components
00:13

Students will be able to understand distractions while operating a law enforcement vehicle.

Distractions while Operating a Law Enforcement Vehicle
00:33

Lecture Review Questions.

Defensive Driving Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 19: Emergency Driving
9 Lectures 07:53

Students will be able to understand a combination of good driving habits and sound judgment will allow a peace officer to drive to the scene of an emergency quickly and safely.

Emergency Response Driving
00:38

Students will be able to understand and recognize the statutes governing peace officers such as the rules of the road and liability.

Preview 02:04

Students will be able to understand and explain the importance of agency specific policies and guidelines regarding emergency response driving.

Agency Specific Policies and Guideines
00:17

Students will be able to understand the statutory responsibilities of non-law enforcement vehicle drivers in the presence of emergency vehicles under emergency response conditions.

Statutory Responsibilities of Non-Law Enforcement Drivers
00:46

Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of emergency warning devices.

Emergency Warning Devices
00:11


Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the use of communications equipment.

Communication Equipment
00:17

Students will be able to understand the effects of siren syndrome.

Siren Syndrome
00:45

Students will be able to understand and recognize the guidelines for entering an intersection when driving under emergency response conditions.

Guidelines under Emergency Response Conditions / Entering Intersections
00:55

Lecture Review Questions.

Emergency Driving Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 19: Vehicle Pursuits
4 Lectures 03:41

Students will be able to understand the requirements of Penal Code 13519.8.

Penal Code 13519.8
01:49

Students will be able to understand the risk to officer / public safety versus the need to apprehend during vehicle pursuits.

Risk versus Need to Apprehend
00:32

Students will be able to understand common offensive intervention techniques.

Common Offensive Intervention Techniques
00:19

Students will be able to understand conditions leading to a decision to terminate a vehicle pursuit.

Terminate Vehicle Pursuit Decisions
01:01

Lecture Review Questions.

Vehicle Pursuit Review Questions
10 questions
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StudiGuide 19: Vehicle Dynamics
10 Lectures 04:55

Students will be able to recognize a driver using proper techniques can reduce the effects of vehicle dynamics, resulting in better control of the vehicle.

Longitudinal and Lateral Weight Transfer
00:22

Students will be able to understand and mitigate the effects of spring loading on a vehicle.

Spring Loading
00:15

Students will be able to understand knowledge and practice of proper steering technique will enable the peace officer to maintain maximum control of the vehicle in both extreme conditions and everyday driving.

Two-Handed Shuffle Steering
00:18

Students will be able to understand and demonstrate proper throttle control.

Throttle Control
00:08

Students will be able to understand proper roadway position.

Roadway Position
00:30

Students will be able to understand the effects of speed has on a vehicle in a turning maneuver.

Effects of Speed in a Turning Maneuver
00:27

Students will be able to understand and demonstrate proper braking methods.

Braking Methods
00:14

Students will be able to understand the causes of various vehicle skids.

Vehicle Skids
01:09

Students will be able to understand the causes and contributing factors of vehicle hydroplaning.

Vehicle Hydroplaning Effects
00:36

Course ending and closure.  Thank You for taking and completing this course.

Ending and StudiGuide 19 Course PDF
00:56

Lecture Review Questions.

Vehicle Dynamics Review Questions
10 questions
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Final Review Questions for Vehicle Operations for Law Enforcement
0 Lectures 00:00

Course Review Questions.

Final Review Questions: Vehicle Operations for Law Enforcement
67 questions
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Bonus
2 Lectures 03:25

All StudiGuide courses available for a discounted price of just $10

Preview 00:58

Additional information and websites.

Bonus
02:26
About the Instructor
Michael Rubacha
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California Police Academy Study Guide Presenter

Michael "Andy" Rubacha

I began my career in law enforcement in 1988 and retired from Los Angeles County. Throughout my County law enforcement career, I have taken on collateral tasks as trainer, instructor and mentor to fellow law enforcement personnel of all ranks.

I have attended the LAPD Law Enforcement West Point Leadership Program and numerous other supervisory, management, and instructor training courses in law enforcement. I have obtained my Basic, Intermediate, Advance, Supervisory and Management POST certificates. As a college instructor, I have taught Criminal Justice to students interested in the field of law enforcement. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology. I have taken a keen interest in newly hired police trainees to mentor them for success. I have also facilitated career / promotional preparation courses for the past fifteen+ years.

Additionally, I was a member of the Air Force (Security Police), a Veteran of Desert Storm, and a life-member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars, Post 9148, having served as Post Commander and Senior Vice-Post Commander.

I have volunteered my time for more than fifteen years to coordinate and teach study groups for police academy (including Module D and re-certification) recruits/students. Over 1000 students attended my study groups. My desire is to continue benefiting the student/recruit in being successful to become the next generation police officer.