POST certified Basic Motorcycle Riding School, Undercover Riding, BMW transition school
Motorcycle Training Unit (Motorcycle Instruction and Related Motor Activities)
Compiling the motor officer candidate list and tracking all candidates to ensure the required training has been completed within the established guidelines. Maintaining motor officer examination results who have requested assignment to traffic enforcement duties.
Conducting 200-hour Peace Officer and Standards Training (POST) certified Basic Motorcycle Riding School.
Conducting annual 16-hour POST certified In-Service Motor Schools for all active full duty motor riding personnel.
Conducting 40-hour Motorcycle Undercover Riding School for members of the Department’s vice and narcotics units, including the FBI special agents.
Conducting eight-hour recertification ride-a-longs with prior Department motor personnel who are returning to a riding assignment.
Conducting BMW two-day transition schools for motor personnel assigned a BMW motorcycle.
Assisting Motor Transport Division (MTD) in the testing and evaluation of two-wheel motorcycles in order to insure those submitted for bid meet the specified technical performance requirements prior to purchase by the City.
Participating in LASD’s annual and nationally recognized motorcycle testing program, which serves as a major source of information relative to police motorcycles and their use for all law enforcement agencies.
Providing motorcycle riding certification to mechanics assigned to MTD’s motorcycle repair shops.
Inspecting all City issued motor officer safety equipment (i.e., helmets, gloves, glasses, boots and breeches) prior to replacement by Supply Section.
Reviewing and approving requisitions for new motor officer safety equipment and forwarding approved requisitions to Supply Section.
Administering the Department’s motor officer Safe Riding Award Tie Bar program.
Providing motor officers as instructors to Areas and divisions conducting training days.
Field testing all new motorcycle equipment and motor officer safety equipment and maintaining a list of acceptable modifications in conjunction with MTD.
Maintaining liaison with other POST certified motorcycle training schools throughout California in order to insure standardized training and minimum acceptable performance levels.
Coordinating the policies, procedures and training for LAPD’s Motor Strike Team (MST) concept and maintaining documentation defining such tactics.
Coordinating and conducting MST cross-training with motor personnel from the CHP, Los Angeles and Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and other local allied law enforcement agencies.
Conducting quarterly Motor Rapid Response Preparedness (MRRP) impromptu inspections of Department motor personnel at undisclosed locations within the geographic bureaus to determine response readiness for MST operations, motorcades and motor escorts.
Providing personnel for Command Posts when motor resources are involved.