This course is designed to instruct Law Enforcement Officers in
Vehicle Pursuit Operations. Heavy emphasis is placed on vehicle dynamics, skid
recovery, understeer, oversteer, eye placement, and control techniques. The EVOC
training is offered two times a year, spring and fall.
A short review of the following exercises offered at EVOC:
Hazard Avoidance ExercisesSerpentine ForwardSerpentine BackwardsSpike Strip/Stop Stick DeploymentMock Pursuit ScenariosAutocross Course-Medium SpeedHigh Speed Pursuit CoursePrecision Placement CourseClassroom Driving Review/TrainingSkid Car TrainingCase Law UpdatePursuit Immobilization Technique P.I.T.
This multi-jurisdictional training offers a large instructor pool. This allows scheduling flexibility, low overtime costs, and low overhead costs. This also provides safety in having neighboring jurisdictions familiar with each other's pursuit policies, intervention techniques, and radio procedures. Currently the following agencies participate/provide instructors:
Kitsap County Sheriff's OfficeBainbridge Island Police DepartmentPort Townsend Police DepartmentClallam County Sheriff's OfficeAberdeen Police Department Ruston Police DepartmentPort Angeles Police DepartmentSequim Police DepartmentSuquamish Police DepartmentShelton Police DepartmentJefferson County Sheriff's OfficeGrays Harbor Sheriff's Office
If your agency is interested in joining the Westsound Regional EVOC Team, please contact:
The next EVOC is scheduled for April 9-13, 2018 at Bremerton National Airport. Click on the appropriate day to check the schedule for openings or to verify that your request was confirmed. The calendars should be updated each business day. If a time frame is blacked out, it is not available.