Police Radar and Lidar

Police Radar and Lidar

01-01-70 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Police Radar and Lidar

Instructor: Tracy Dickson

October 22-24, 2018
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 21, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

At the conclusion of this course the trainee will be able to:  describe the relationship between excessive speed and accidents, injuries and deaths and describe the highway safety benefits of effective speed control; explain the Doppler Principle and basic radar operation; identify and explain the frequency of the radar unit; demonstrate proper radar unit installation; demonstrate proper check and calibration procedures; explain the proper use of Doppler audio; identify radar beam propagation-beam width at given distances; identify and demonstrate proper target identification techniques; explain radar jamming techniques and radar detection devices; identify and create readings from the radar device interacting with the environment; estimate speeds of vehicles within 10% of their actual speeds from a stationary and moving vehicle; estimate the range of vehicles from a stationary and moving vehicle.  The many articles that have been written reference “Does Traffic Radar Cause Cancer” will also be discussed and any questions attending officers may have will be answered.

Course Content
  • Orientation
  • Speed and Enforcement
  • History and Theory of Radar
  • Stationary Radar
  • Moving Radar
  • Radar Effects
  • Legal Aspects of Speed Measurements
  • Operation of Radar
  • Visual and Range Determination
  • Practical and Written Exam (covering classroom material, speed estimation & proper radar operation)
  • Review and Critique
Who Should Attend

Any officer whose responsibility and assigned duties include radar speed enforcement.

NOTE:  on the 2nd and 3rd day of class, the officer needs to bring a hand-held radar unit or a squad car equipped with radar.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority and Legal Updates