Police Cyclist Course (IPMBA)
3.25 to 3.29.2019
Pearland Fire Department Admin Building
Pearland, TX 77581
Bicycle officers need to ride whenever and wherever they are needed. Proper training is essential to an officer’s on-the-job performance and safety. It is also critical in reducing liability. The PC course provides bicycle officers with the skills they need to effectively serve their communities. This demanding class involves over 20 hours of on-bike time to develop and improve riding skills.
This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements #3358
Any Commissioned / Licensed Peace Officer
- Bike Handling & Vehicular Cycling
- Bike Fit
- Group Riding
- Hazard Recognition & Common Crashes
- Obstacle Clearing & Riding Techniques
- Patrol Procedures
- Nighttime Patrol
- Community Policing
- Basic Maintenance
- Legal Issues & Traffic Laws
- Fitness & Nutrition
Applicants must be police officers currently assigned to bike patrol, officers applying to become members of a bike unit, or members of a department considering use of the bicycle.
Helmet, eye protection (for day and night riding), pedal retention devices, Bike gloves, water bottle or hydration system, and a reputable mountain bike are required. Department issued bike uniform and duty gear is required.
40.00 Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
IPMBA Certification is available to sworn police officers who successfully complete the practical test, earn a score of 76% or better on the written test, become members of IPMBA, and submit applications for certification accompanied by the appropriate fee.
Pearland Police Department / Training Division