This course is designed to help you identify legal vs. illegal behavior by motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians – and make sure they are traveling safely and within the law?

After participating in this 4-hour course, you’ll be ready to educate the public and enforce bicycle and pedestrian law while on duty, and help your friends and family drive, ride, walk and wheel safely while off duty. You’ll learn about:

  • Laws related to bicycle and pedestrian use of the roadways.
  • Laws related to motor vehicles while interacting with bicyclists and pedestrians.
  • Common crashes involving cyclists and motor vehicles and why they occur.
  • Accurately reporting bicycle and pedestrian-involved crashes using the UD-10 form.
  • New approaches to traffic safety through data and equity, empathy, and ethics in transportation.

You receive MCOLES credit for participation

This material was developed through a project funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Whether on patrol by foot, car, motorcycle, or bicycle, your officers will benefit from this free, 4-hour course, co-presented with the Michigan State Police, and accredited by the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES).


In Person Courses for 2024

February 29, 2024

Hosted by the Mackinaw City Police Department

From 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the:
Mackinaw City Recreation Center
507 West Central Ave.
Mackinaw City, MI 49701

Attendance limited to 30 people

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April 2, 2024

Hosted by the Charlevoix City Police Department

From 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the:
Charlevoix City Hall
10 State Street
Charlevoix, MI 49720

Attendance limited to 30 people

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Instructors

Jeffrey Carek is the Education Director for the League of Michigan Bicyclists.  After 27 years of service, Jeff retired from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office in 2016.  Following his retirement, he served as the Assistant Director for Public Service Training at Washtenaw Community College.  Most recently Jeff worked for MILO Cognitive as the Training Content Specialist.  He is an avid cyclist who embraces every aspect of the sport.  Along with riding he enjoys van life and anything outdoors with his wife, Wendy, and their three dogs.

 

Sergeant Scott Carlson has been with the Michigan State Police for over 24 years. He is currently assigned to the State Police Traffic Crash Reporting Unit as the statewide training coordinator for the UD-10 Traffic Crash Report. Sgt. Carlson also chairs the Capital Area Traffic Safety Network, which helps provide solutions to traffic safety issues in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton, Jackson, Hillsdale, and Lenawee counties.

 

 

Sergeant Jason Frank has over 25 years experience with the Walker (MI) Police Department. He has worked and trained as a motorcycle and bicycle patrol officer. Jason has participated in the national Police Unity Tour and the Michigan Shoreline Unity Ride on numerous occasions. He has been the lead-out motor officer for the MSU Grand Fondo and has supported other local cycling events as well.  He is an avid cyclist who  has raced bicycle motocross, mountain bikes, and cyclocross along with gravel and embraces every aspect of the sport. His current cycling passions include casual rides and local events which promote health, wellness, and safety.

 


Questions?

If you have questions or think that your community would be a great place to host a training, please contact course instructor Jeff Carek at [email protected].


This material was developed through a project funded by the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning and the U.S. Department of Transportation.