LE Driving Course

About This Course

During this 3-day course, students reduce their chances of being involved in a collision during a pursuit and develop officer skills in covering pursuits, responding to pursuits and general decision-making in pursuit situations. The course builds upon skills learned in existing basic law enforcement courses and allows students to coordinate vehicle handling skills with mental concentration, anticipation and planning through practical application. The training day incorporates a minimum of classroom instruction with the primary focus placed on in-vehicle practical application using ACADEMI-provided training vehicles. Skills discussed in the classroom are applied on the track using various drills designed to have the student experience multiple weight transfers, corrective skid control measures and the use of multiple traction environments.

$ 2000.00 / 3 days
Includes a certificate of completion.
Rental equipment available.
Next Available Classes
Course Details
  • Topics
  • Day One

    • Driving Emergency Response
    • Straight-line braking drills
    • Turning and braking drills
    • Braking and turning drills
    • Slalom
    • Multiple avoidance driving drills
    • Instinctive response drills (with surprise)
    • Skid control on skid pad
    • Off-road recovery
  • Driving beyond normal limits (classroom and practical exercise)
    • High-speed driving techniques
    • Minimum visual distance considerations
    • Intersections and stop signs
    • Whole-road concepts
    • Restricted lane concepts
    • Cornering techniques
    • Braking zones
    • Setting up for the corner
    • Turning and braking entering the corner
    • Pointing and balancing the vehicle
    • Exiting the corner under control

Day Two

  • Driving review
  • Classroom presentation (pursuits and the law)
  • One-handed driving techniques
  • Radio procedures
  • Evasive actions briefing and practical exercise
  • P I T
  • "Chase the rabbit"
  • Twilight pursuit driving
  • Night pursuit driving

Day Three

  • Driving review
  • Evasive actions briefing and practical exercise


  • Understanding instinctive response
  • Driver reaction
  • Controlling sensory input
  • Proper use of the eyes
  • Steering wheel management
  • Proper body position
  • Emergency braking techniques (ABS and non-ABS)
  • Weight transfer control
  • Anticipatory driving
  • Correct tire inflation pressure
  • Legal responsibilities during pursuits (taught by licensed attorney)

Practical Exercise (ABS and non-ABS):

  • Straight-line braking
  • Braking and turning/turning and braking
  • Multiple lane-avoidance drills
  • Instinctive reaction drills (surprise)
  • Distracted driver drills
  • Off-road recovery drills
  • Skid control on skid pad
  • Highway-speed driving techniques
  • Pursuit decision making
  • One handed driving techniques
  • Law enforcement directed scenario based practical exercises.
  • Lodging
  • Moyock location has lodging available on campus and off campus.

    A variety of meal options can be purchased directly from our on-site dining facility for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Gear Rentals
    Most items on the gear list may be rented via the application at additional cost or purchased at the Proshop.