Vehicle Patrol and Accident Prevention 1.0

Vehicle Patrol and Accident Prevention 1.0 

This course is designed to provide the student with valuable information in order to: Understand motor vehicle crashes and the serious impact they have on the lives of citizens, other officers, and ourselves. Statistically, increase knowledge related to the number of officers and first responders killed each year in auto-related accidents. Learn the dynamics of a vehicle crash in greater depth. Understand important methods to avoid or prevent further vehicle accidents. Reinforce understanding, and personally wear a safety belt, as well as enforce citizens wearing their safety equipment. Further develop and enforce internal departmental policies to promote and support vehicle safety and accident prevention.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training


This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.

Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training


Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Vehicle Patrol and Accident Prevention 1.0, 10397-0191 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.

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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-VPAP
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 4/30/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recall the approximate number of vehicle accidents that occur each year in the U.S.
Discuss the importance of wearing a seat belt, and requiring others in the vehicle to be belted.
Identify the elements of the IPDE (Identify, Protect, Decide, Execute) prevention process.
Outline the importance of having your patrol unit and your person highlighted by reflective markings while working traffic after hours.
List two reasons management is interested in reducing agency involved traffic accidents.

Vehicle Patrol and Accident Prevention Section 1: Introduction A. David Tome Oct. 21, 2008 B. Introduction C. A Sad Fact D. Introduction Section 2: Crash Dynamics A. Crash Dynamics B. An Interesting Fact C. Crash Dynamics Section 3: Accident Prevention A. Accident Prevention B. IPDE C. Accident Prevention D. An Awakening Fact E. Accident Prevention Section 4: Roadside Safety A. Roadside Safety B. An Interesting Fact C. Roadside Safety Section 5: Policy Enforcement A. Policy Enforcement B. An Interesting Fact C. Policy Enforcement Section 6: Conclusion A. Conclusion B. References C. Congratulations

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Law Enforcement.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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