HAMMER Program Manager
Captain Rudy Almeida
EVOC Program Manager
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Hanford Patrol's Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) Training Officers are certified by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, and BSR (Bill Scott Raceway). Because of their experience and subject matter expertise, they provide EVOC training to local, state, and federal (including military) personnel.
EVOC was developed to train law enforcement officers, emergency responders, and others driving specialists in techniques necessary to successfully complete their missions in a safe and efficient manner.
The 1.3-mile asphalt roadway includes a quarter-mile straightaway, nine curves of varying radii and elevation changes, an intersection, wet skid pan area, and use of training facades. An adjacent 160,000 square foot asphalt Skills Pad provides a separate area for backing, autocross, and SkidCar training.
The specialized SkidCar provides a safe, slow-driving environment that allows drivers to experience The sensations of driving in slippery conditions or in igher-speed slides.
Specially equipped Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT) vehicles can be provided to train personnel tasked with pursuing and stopping fleeing automobiles.
A driving simulator is utilized for teaching important fundamentals in accident avoidance.Typical Training Classes:
- Basic Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission EVOC for Driving Instructors
- Tactical Day/Night Driving
- Ambush Survival Techniques
- Use of Force Scenarios
- Instructor Driving Refresher
- Law Enforcement Autocross
- Traffic Enforcement
- Backing Skills
- Pursuit Immobilization Technique (PIT)
- Stop Sticks Training
- Vehicular Pursuit
- Skid Avoidance Driving (SkidCar)
- Felony Stops
- Skills Driving (Forward and Reverse)
- Trailer Towing and Backing
- Convoy Training
- Non-lethal Training Ammunition and Equipment
- Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES) Training and Equipment
The Emergency Vehicle Operations Course is available to DOE and DOE-affiliated entities as well as military, other authorized federal and state agencies, and local emergency response agencies.