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RADAR Operator Course

This course will certify the student in the use of both moving and stationary radar for use in speed detection. The student will learn the different scientific principles behind these devices and their proper application within the overall speed enforcement program.

In addition, the various aspects of equipment use such as testing and verification protocols, case law, health issues and many other operational considerations will be covered.

Topics include:

  • Scientific principles of radar operation
  • History of radar
  • Enforcement techniques
  • The driving continuum and the need for traffic enforcement
  • Operational considerations and officer safety
  • Case law and administrative rules
  • Courtroom presentation techniques
RADARs used by Baltimore County officers.

All instructors are certified RADAR instructors having many years of experience working moving and stationary radar.

Requirements For Attendance:

Students must bring note-taking materials and a hi-liter.

The last day of the school involves operational scenarios under the direction of the instructors. To that end, students must bring their respective precincts’ RADAR devices and cars to which they are assigned. They must also be in uniform, with all equipment that is needed to act in an enforcement capacity.

Revised February 25, 2015

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