“Becoming the Louisiana Traffic Law Expert” is meant to enhance every Louisiana police officer’s knowledge of motor vehicle law, while also providing an extreme gain in confidence. Mistakes and embarrassments occur when police officers lack the education to know what they should be doing. This course is designed to provide clarification in relation to questions and myths on what officers can and cannot do. The course entails unique and little-known laws that many officers are unaware of. Additionally, it will provide a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize the correct laws in all settings. This is to include, but not limited to, traffic enforcement, pre-textual enforcement, investigations and patrol functions. In terms of suppression, the first thing defense will argue is the motor vehicle violation and its proper application. This course is critical in order to ensure officers’ cases and stops are built on a solid foundation, rather than a guessing game. Street Cop Training does not simply check the boxes, we give a career changing experience.
Ryan Rhodes is a motor officer for the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office with an extensive background in traffic enforcement. Before becoming a motorman, Ryan spent his nearly 16 year career working night shift patrol, DWI Task Force, and patrol shift sergeant. He is an experienced instructor in Louisiana motor vehicle law, basic crash investigation, crash reporting, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Intoxilyzer 5000 & 9000, and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) program. He has worked & taught with agencies from across the state of Louisiana and has a passion for developing the next generation of law enforcement.