Course Description


DESCRIPTION: This 16-hour course is designed to instruct law enforcement personnel in the lawful requirements of operating an emergency vehicle under normal patrol, pursuit and 'Code 3' conditions. The student will be instructed in the areas required by POST in order to meet the mandated training requirements in Penal Code Section 13519.8. The student will demonstrate a working knowledge of driver skills by successfully driving such courses as the Skid Pan, Hazard Avoidance Simulator, Emergency Braking, Offset Alleys, Serpentine, Code-3 and Pursuit course. This course meets the POST Perishable Skills Mandate for Driver Training/Awareness.

FEE: $450.00

LOCATION: Half Moon Bay Airport, 9850 Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, California [VIEW MAP]

INSTRUCTORS: All instructors are POST certified driving instructors.

PREREQUISITE: Must be in excellent physical condition and free of any prior injuries that may be aggravated by intensive vehicle weight transfer, braking, turning or skidding. All students who are not members of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office must sign a liability waiver.

COURSE CERTIFICATION: POST Control Number: 2460-21115

PRESENTATION DATES AND HOURS: This is a 16-hour course that will be presented on the below listed dates. The course is normally presented from 0800 to 1700 hours. 

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: Students are required to have a valid driver license. Students should wear suitable clothing, such as long pants (no shorts or skirts), a comfortable shirt (with sleeves) and sturdy shoes. Athletic shoes are acceptable. No sandals, highs heels, open toes or dress shoes allowed. No gun belts or handguns are allowed on the course. Vehicles are provided by the Training Center.

RESERVATIONS: This course is limited to 11 students and reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.  Online reservations are disabled at this time.  Please contact Det. Len Beato by phone (650.573.2545) or email ( for availability and reservations.