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RADAR Operator Course

(MPCTC# P-13800)

This three-day course covers the basics needed for a police officer to operate Doppler radar. The class will instruct the officer in the history and theory of Doppler radar and the use of it in stationary and moving modes, including the new "same direction" feature. The course will cover and distinguish between X, K, and Ka band radar. Also included will be the debate over the health hazards of working radar. Additionally, the instructor will demonstrate setup and testing of the various radar units used by the Department. Finally, the student will be trained in the proper way to testify on radar cases in court.

Images of 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:

Officers desiring attendance should forward a request for same through their station coordinators. Outside jurisdictions should contact their department's training coordinator to arrange for seats in the class, pending the approval by their Department. Officers selected for this class need only bring note-taking materials on the first two days. On the third day, students must bring a working radar car and citation/warning books.

Revised January 24, 2012

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