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NHTSA/IADLEST Training for the Enforcement of Motorcycle Laws -update‏

January 4, 2010

International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and
Training

IADLEST January 2010 Newsletter
PDF 18 pages:
http://www.iadlest.org/newsletter/jan10.pdf

Motorcycle related only:

IADLEST is presently in negotiations with NHTSA for second year funding
for the Enforcement of Motorcycle Laws grant, and we anticipate approval
in the near future.

~June Kelly is coordinating the Motorcycle Grant and is finishing it up
in the near future. NHTSA wants a budget to do this for the next two
years at approximately $212,000.
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Recap

Taken from:
http://www.iadlest.org/newsletter/jan09.pdf

Newsletter – Volume 20 Number 1 -January 2009
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and
Training 3287 Tasa Drive; Meridian, Idaho 83642-6444

Page 10:

NHTSA Training for the Enforcement of Motorcycle Laws:
This grant, for $152,000, was contracted with the Vermont Criminal
Justice Training Council, and June Kelly, Assistant Director, was
assigned as project manager. The purpose of this grant is to develop a
train-the-trainer program for law enforcement officers that are
presented nationally to train officers to proactively enforce motorcycle
traffic safety laws and regulations and avoid precipitating pursuit
situations. It is anticipated this training will reduce the number of
deaths and injuries that result from motorcycle related traffic crashes.

June Kelly in conjunction with NHTSA has developed a list of subject
matter experts, , to help develop the curriculum for a train-the-trainer
course for law enforcement officers on the enforcement of motorcycle
laws. A survey to determine existing motorcycle training programs was
sent out during October, and feedback from the survey confirmed that a
lack of training exists as well as little or no training materials
specific to law enforcement covering the enforcement of motorcycle laws
were found. She is asking all POST directors to notify her of any
subject matter experts (SME) in their state who can assist with this
project. Her first SME meeting is scheduled for Austin, Texas, in
January 2009. June can be reached at (802) 483-6228 or email
June.Kelly@state.vt.us
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http://www.iadlest.org/newsletter/apr09.pdf

Newsletter – Volume 20 Number 2 -April 2009
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and
Training 3287 Tasa Drive; Meridian, Idaho 83642-6444

Page 5-6:
TRAINING FOR THE ENFORCEMENT OF MOTORCYCLE LAWS – GRANT UPDATE
by: June F. Kelly, Vermont Criminal Justice Training Center

Since the initial announcement of the grant award in September 2008, we
put out a pamphlet to the International Association of Directors of Law
Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) members at their quarterly
business meeting in November 2008. This pamphlet gave a quick overview
of the existence of the “Training for the Enforcement of Motorcycle
Laws” NHTSA Grant Project, who the grant was awarded to, and the project
manager’s contact information. The pamphlet highlighted the critical
issues of motorcycle crashes, licensing, alcohol impairment, helmet use
and effectiveness, and other related statistics. The project has been
progressing with curriculum development well underway and a draft lesson
plan and PowerPoint completed. Individual subject matter experts (SME)
were identified with the help of NHTSA. A SME meeting was held on
January 18 and 19, 2009, in Austin, Texas. The following individuals met
to discuss the project drafts and provide their feedback: Mr. William H.
Cosby, Motorcycle Safety Programs, National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration; Mr. Richard Davis, Director’s Office, Arkansas State
Police, Arkansas Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council Chairperson; Lt. Jim
Halvorsen, New York State Police – Traffic Services Section; Ms. June
Kelly, Project Manager, Motorcycle Instructor & Assistant Director, VT
Criminal Justice Training Council; Lt. Michael Turcott, Washington State
Patrol; and Mr. John Young, Coordinator, Motorcycle Safety Unit, Texas
Department of Public Safety.

The subject matter experts (SMEs) at the meeting on January 18 and 19
attended a presentation of the draft PowerPoint and the accompanying
draft instructor’s manual. During the meeting, each SME was given a hard
copy of the draft of the instructor’s manual for markup and an
electronic copy of the materials to edit and respond to with a deadline.
I received responses back from two of the SME experts by the initial
deadline. The other two asked for more time and I have received one
back. The other asked for more time and for me to send an electronic
copy of the instructor’s manual again. He advised he was working on
feedback and I should have his comments soon. I sent out a list for
materials needed from NHTSA that we discussed at our meeting. The
request list was for six videos to get the high resolution versions and
other resource materials to reproduce for the instructor’s manual. Bill
Cosby of NHTSA advised he was working on the materials list and should
have them to me sometime this month.

Inquiries are coming in on how states can use this program, once
approved. I am advising them that we have a draft done of the lesson
plan and are in the works of finalizing materials. There will then be
the approval process through NHTSA and the International Association of
Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST). The roll
out will be through IADLEST and all the police academies and Police
Officer Standards and Training (POST) facilities throughout the country.

The plan is to use a train-the-trainer approach, let each state use the
curriculum, get the training out, and look to develop a cadre of
trainers ideally in every state. This is a national project. I am
working with subject matter experts from around the country to develop
this course for all law enforcement. Each state will address the
motorcycle law section/module in the course to their specific state’s
laws and come prepared to the train-the trainer to do so. We’re excited
about the prospect of sharing this program. Those that are inquiring
about the program may ask to be added to the contact list as more
information on training dates and sites become available.

We will be looking for pilot sites and then will move on to delivering
the program. We should have the program ready for delivery by May 1,
2009, which is the goal date for piloting the train-the-trainers. If
you’re interested in participating and hosting the train-the trainer at
some point, let me know.

Costs and training benefits: The cost to departments will be the time
and cost to send your officers to training. The train-the-trainer will
be funded from the grant funding IADLEST received. The training will be
held at the various police academies/training sites that want to host
across the country. The goal is to get regions together that might need
the training first due to an upcoming motorcycle event, identify police
academies that want the training and are willing to host the training.
We’ll then travel to conduct the Train-the- Trainer course. Agencies are
responsible to pay officers’ salary, meals, and overnights lodging. The
train-the-trainer is proposed to be two days (16 hours) of training. The
train-the-trainer cadre of new instructors will then bring the training
to their own officers and other officers throughout the state. The
training draft is structured in training modules that can be taught in
one day (8 hours) or spread out in breakout training sessions over the
course of a couple evenings or as training modules to train all law
enforcement officers on all the basic issues related to motorcycle
safety, motorcycle laws, equipment, helmets, crash investigation,
pursuit issues, officer safety, best practices for stopping, DUI
detection, and public education. Please let me know if you have any
questions. June Kelly, Assistant Director & Grant Project Manager;
Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council Vermont Police Academy; 317
Academy Rd; Pittsford, VT 05763; Email: June.Kelly@state.vt.us / Direct
dial
(802) 483-2733
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http://www.iadlest.org/newsletter/oct09.pdf

Volume 20, Number 4, – October 2009
Enforcement of Motorcycle Law Training for Law
Enforcement:
Several surveys for training roll-out and police academies interested in
hosting the trainthe- trainer were sent out via email, posted in the
IADLEST Newsletter, and have been distributed at the IADLEST Conference
in June. A total of 36 inquiries for training were received from the
survey and other email notices.

The curriculum has been completed and some pilot training has been
scheduled. A grant budget request was submitted for year two of this
grant, to present training in each of the NHTSA regions. If you are
interested in hosting this training and did not see the
IADLEST survey, please contact June Kelly at the Vermont Criminal
Justice Training Academy. She can be reached at email:
June.Kelly@state.vt.us or
call her at (802) 483-2733.
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http://www.lifesaversconference.org/handouts2009/Kelly.pdf
Lifesavers 2009 Conference

Presentation:
Motorcycle Enforcement & Education Initiative
Lifesaver’s Conference – Nashville
June Kelly, Project Manager
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and
Training & National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Training for the Enforcement of Motorcycle Laws
International Association of Directors of Law
Enforcement Standards and Training & National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
This project is supported by cooperative agreement
DTNH22-07-H-000160/003 awarded by the Department of Transportation (DOT)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Grantee:
International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and
Training (IADLEST) http://www.iadlest.org

Grant Purpose
We’re working with NHTSA.
. to develop, implement, support and deliver training of motorcycle laws
and the associated publications, activities and technical assistance
requirements.

The goal.
. provide sufficient train-the-trainer sessions
. assure that each NHTSA region will have a cadre of available
instructors . train law enforcement officers.

Grant Purpose
. Training programs for the enforcement of motorcycle laws
. Training goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries from
motorcycle related traffic crashes. . Training courses to be offered: –
Train-the-Trainer Level Program – Training Program for the Law
Enforcement Officer

Survey
. Survey of Motorcycle Training
. Police Training Content
. What was the consensus?

The Concept
Program rolled out in phases
Phase I – Program Planning and Development
Phase II- Pilot Delivery and Evaluation
Phase III- Incremental Implementation
Phase IV- Self Sustainability Updating of Materials

The Concept
Phase I – Program Planning and Development
. Research and Development of Draft Curriculum
. Met with SMEs in January 2009
. Incorporating the feedback
. Resource materials
. Draft done of the lesson plan
. We are in the works of finalizing materials
. Approval process through NHTSA and IADLEST

Course overview
This training will look at situations unique to the enforcement of
motorcycle laws such as the following: . Officer and Motorcyclist Safety
. Strategies for traffic stops . Strategies to avoid pursuit situations
. Motorcycle equipment requirements

Course overview
This training will look at.
. Motorcycle licensing and speeding issues
. Detection of impaired motorcyclists
. Detection of non-compliant helmets
. Latest on enforcement & public education

The Concept
Phase II – Pilot Delivery and Evaluation
. We will be looking for pilot sites
. Deliver the program
. Roll out will be through IADLEST
– Police Academies and
– Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) facilities
. Pilot program ready for delivery by May 1, 2009

Course contents – 8 Modules
. Module 1: Introduction – Why? > National Statistics & State Statistics
. Module 2: MTC Types and Characteristics . Module 3: Motorcycle Laws >
Equipment & Operation
. Module 4: Officer & Motorcyclist Safety > Strategies for stopping
motorcycles; Avoiding pursuits > Gangs versus clubs
. Module 5: Crash Investigation
. Module 6: DUI Detection
. Module 7: Helmets
. Module 8: Public Education > Best Practices > Safety Checkpoints

The Concept
Phase III – Incremental Implementation
. This is a national project
. Train-the-trainer approach
. Let each state use the curriculum
. Develop a cadre of trainers
. Technical Assistance
. Motorcycle law module – state specific
. Trainer candidate will address their specific state’s laws

Phase III – Incremental Implementation
. If you’re interested in participating or hosting the trainer at some
point, please leave me your business card at the end of this workshop.

TRAINING COST
. Your cost for training limited to personnel costs.
. Time and cost to send officers to training
. Train-the-trainer funded by the grant
. Training to be held at police training sites
. What regions need the training first?
. Upcoming motorcycle events
. Identify police academies willing to host the training

Training Train-the-trainer
. Two days (16 hours) of training
. Cadre of new instructors
. New instructors will train their own & other officers throughout their
state. . The training draft is structure in 8 training modules .
Officer’s Course taught in one day (8 hours) . Training modules
breakouts

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