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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

Basic Radar Operator Formerly Speed Enforcement

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: Course 1: Minimum 44 hours. Course 2: Minimum 44 hours. Course 3: Minimum 28 hours. Version 2: Course 1: Minimum 40 hours. Course 2: Minimum 66 hours. Course 3: Minimum 30 hours (includes approximately 17 hours of hands-on exercises). Version 3: Course 1: 44 hours. Course 2: 80 hours. Course 3: 30 hours.
Dates: 
Version 1: Course 1, 2, and 3: March 1989 - December 1995.* Version 2: Course 1, 2, and 3: January 1996 - September 2000. Version 3: Course 1, 2, and 3: October 2000 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 1, 2, or 3: Courses 1, 2, and 3: Operate various radar speed measurement instruments; discuss pharmacology and physiology of alcohol as a foundation for the proper use of the breathalyzer; discuss the laws, processes, rules, and regulations affecting traffic control and prepare and present accusatory instruments and supportive documentation in the enforcement of vehicle and traffic laws.
Instruction: 
Version 1, 2, or 3: Courses 1, 2, and 3: The procedures and standards of proof required in related judicial proceedings (rules of the road, vehicle and traffic accusatory instruments, bills of particulars, and depositions); familiarity and applications of technological devices and instruments employed in the enforcement function; DWI laws and related laws; RADAR speed measurement; legal considerations; speeding prosecutions.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1, 2, or 3, Courses 1, 2, and 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Vehicle and Traffic Law (4/91 revalidation) (6/96 revalidation) (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: An earlier version of these courses appears in the following section.

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