The 80 Percent Rule

The 80 Percent Rule

Police officers, by the nature of their job, must to be in control of their environment.  The environment in which many of us spend a large part of our work day is our patrol vehicle.  It is imperative, as emergency vehicle operators , that we understand the...
It’s About Grip, Not Slip Part II

It’s About Grip, Not Slip Part II

Grip can be defined as “the ability of a tire to adhere to the road surface.”   Three general factors can affect grip – either positively or negatively.  Those factors are:  the driver, the vehicle and the environment.   Last month I focused on the driver and how...
It’s About Grip, Not Slip

It’s About Grip, Not Slip

Last month I wrote about the causes of police involved traffic crashes. Starting this month, our EROC team of instructors will begin presenting a series of monthly articles outlining what officers can do to prevent crashes. We will be focusing, primarily, on providing...