Arizona’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) offers training to a number of different state agencies. All prospective Motor Officers will have been a Highway Patrol Officer for at least two years, have a clean record and a referral from his/her department.
|Curriculum / Course Description
Phase I of this three-phase training program is a seven-day track experience at Phoenix International Raceway (PIR). Phase II training consists of four days of structured street riding and a final day of pursuit tests at the Firebird Racetrack. Phase III is on-the-job and lasts four weeks. Classes begin at 6 a.m. each morning. There is limited classroom and lots of riding to learn and then perfect some incredibly demanding maneuvers.
This training is documented in a RIDER Magazine article review. It is a physically and psychologically demanding course. The class, along with what I’ve learned from riding with these motor officers and being involved as a judge at some of their competitions, lead me to believe that with the possible exception of trials riders, these are the all around most competent motorcycle riders in the world.