Annual Law Enforcement Bike School

Every June Ithaca College offers a week long Law Enforcement Bike School.  2016 date to be listed soon with registration, course fee and lodging information available in early 2016.  

 

View 2015 Bike School photo gallery.

 

Course:  NYS DCJS Law Enforcement Bicycle Patrol Course

Course Information: 2016 School Date Listed Soon

Course Outline:  This five day course is designed as an entry level training for law enforcement personnel utilizing specialized mountain bikes for patrol activities.  The course combines classroom training (such as vehicle & traffic law and bicycle safety, performance and maintenance) with practical application exercises (such as riding evolutions, mock scenarios, obstacle negotiation, dismounts, take downs, suspect contact and tactical response with firearms).  Students will learn cycling techniques involving obstacles such as stairs, curbs, parking lots and off-road trails. 

Training Site:  Ithaca College Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management, Ithaca, New York.  Ithaca is situated in the center of New York State’s Finger Lakes Region.  Ithaca College is within walking distance of Downtown Ithaca.  Driving Directions: /about/directions/

Course Fee & Lodging:  The fee for this course is $225 per student.  This fee includes training materials, one meal per day, access to College recreation and fitness areas for the five day training period (e.g. fitness center, outdoor pool, tennis courts and recreation trails),  and a class picture.  Lodging is available on campus in a dormitory style room at the cost of $58.00 per night or $290.00 for the week (double occupancy rooms).  This cost is in addition to the course fee.   

Registration:  Class size is limited and will fill quickly.  Course registration is available at:  /sacl/safety/annual_bike_school/bsr/

Contact:  Deputy Chief David J Dray, Ithaca College Office of Public Safety, 607-274-3353 or email ddray@ithaca.edu for further information.

Course Instructors:  Includes members from the following municipal and campus law enforcement agencies who hold various certifications, including NYS DCJS Instructor, International Police Mountain Bike Association (IPMBA) and Law Enforcement Bicycle Association (LEBA): Ithaca College, Cornell University, and the City of Ithaca Police Department.

Special Note:  This is a rigorous and physically demanding training course.  Participants should be in good physical shape and are expected to satisfactorily pass all aspects of the training.

 

Please enjoy the video and photo galleries of our recent Law Enforcement Bike Schools.