Utah Department of Public Safety

POST - Emergency Vehicle Operations Instructor


This course provides training for development of Emergency Vehicle Operations (EVO) instructors.
The curriculum includes: defensive driving, skid control, vehicle dynamics, evasive techniques, highway response, night
driving, and pursuit driving techniques. Emphasis will be placed on identifying risks and modifying driving behaviors.

Each applicant must meet the following qualifications:

  • Ability to instruct fellow officers
  • Excellent language skills
  • Excellent peripheral vision, depth perception, and no night blindness
  • Reaction time of 2 seconds or better
  • Ability to divide mental tasks (coordination)
  • Minimum of three years experience driving a patrol vehicle
  • A letter from the Department Head or his/her designee verifying qualification of the
    officer/applicant, submitted to the In-Service training office no later than two weeks before
    the first day of the course

Officers who successfully complete the course will be recognized as POST certified EVO instructors for three years.

Student Notes:

  • Attention: Due to the demand for this course, a one week cancellation is required, if you are registered and fail to cancel at least one week (7 days) prior to the first day of class you will not be considered for this training for a period of one year.  This is to consider those that are on a wait list and to also fill the class.
  • To apply for the course, candidates should have Agency Administrator or Training Coordinator register them for the training through the POST Portal at www.post.utah.gov

    If you don't have an POST Portal Account- please send an email with your full name and agency to: support@utahpost.org

  • This course is limited to 24 students.
  • No more than two officers per department may register for this course.
  • Course length is 100 hours.


Course Dates Location Time Status
march 30 to April 3, 2015

POST EVO Range 0800 Open


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