Law Enforcement Tactical ATV/UTV Operator's Course

Course Hours: 16.0 Hours

Course Description

The use of ATV and UTVs in public safety is increasing as a result of maneuverability and capabilities. This 16-hour advanced level course offers operators an opportunity to learn tactical applications and techniques used during the operation of ATVs and UTVs for patrol functions associated with emergency aid or rapid response situations in a rural setting.


Applicants must have attended and passed an approved Basic ATV Operators Course (GPSTC ATV/UTV Basic Rider's course).  Applicants must provide proof of successful completion of the GPSTC ATV/UTV Basic Rider's Course before being accepted for the course.  Applicants must also be POST certified Law Enforcement Officers or similarly assigned public safety positions requiring operation of ATV/UTVs.

Who Should Attend

POST certified law enforcement officers who utilize All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) or Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs) during the course of their patrol duties.  Those who attend will utilize ATVs/UTVs and information learned during the course to aid in operator safety and tactics while responding to or defending against ambush situations or similar type attacks to public safety during the operation of the ATV/UTV. 

Special Notes

Officers must provide an ATV/UTV and safety equipment including helmet, goggles (unless helmet has windscreen), long pants and over the ankle boots. Rain gear, gloves and long sleeves may be needed depending on weather. Duty Gear to include vest (Tactical Vest carrier or soft body armor) for tactical response operations.    No live ammunition or weapons allowed in classroom or during training exercises. A personal hydration device (camelback, etc.) is recommended.  

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