Emergency Vehicle Operator Instructor Certification

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Joseph Haddad is the Coordinator for the Emergency Vehicle Operations Program and Driving Simulator at the Oakland Police Academy. He has been a driving instructor since 2005 and retired at the rank of Sergeant with Troy Police Department. Sergeant Haddad is a graduate of the Criminal Justice Programs at Oakland Community College and Wayne State University and retired from the US Army at the rank of Command Sergeant Major.

Course Description:

This course is designed to train experienced officers (minimum 3 years) to deliver the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) to their peers.  This course is a realistic, hands-on, driving program that offers the participant a combination of actual driving time on the range and driving simulator along with classroom instruction.  Successful completion of this course qualifies you as an EVO Instructor.


  • Legalities, Policies and Procedures, Case Law and Pursuits
  • Emergency Vehicle Operations Driving Techniques (Driving Range)
  • Evaluation Exercises (In-car “Role Reversal” exercises-Driving Range)
  • Driving Simulator System (FAAC system)
  • Driving Range Safety & Risk Management

Required Equipment: 

  • Patrol/Emergency Response Vehicle must be equipped with emergency lights, and please remove all excess equipment from cabin/trunk area prior to arrival
  • Wet weather gear (you will be driving in the rain)
  • Sun Screen/Head Cover
  • Hydration Supplies
  • Dramamine or equivalent if you are prone to motion sickness (consult your personal physician before use of any medication)

NOTE: The driving course for this particular class IS NOT designed for Pickups or Extended Version Expeditions, Excursions or Suburban’s, ect.) 

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -