Behind the Scenes at SCPD
To become a member of the Santa Clara Police Department's Motorcycle/Traffic Unit officer's are required to successfully complete an 80-hour training course as set forth by the California Peace Officer Standards and Training. The course is designed to teach basic motor skills, judgment, safety, proficiency and patrol procedures for the trainee to become qualified as a motor officer.
SCPD also conducts quarterly re-certification of its motor officers. Today, the speedometers are being calibrated before the team tests on cone patterns, evasive maneuvers, braking control, solo and pair riding and more!