Without proper instruction, Pennsylvania Motor Vehicle Law can appear complicated and overwhelming. Officers are often shortchanged, and experience difficulty knowing what laws coincide with the applicable offense. Many police officers struggle with knowledge beyond the few suggested offenses on the front of a ticket book. Knowing motor vehicle law is crucial in order to be an effective and proactive police officer. Many of our greatest apprehensions begin on the foundational principles of motor vehicle law. “Becoming the Title 75 Expert” is meant to enhance every Pennsylvania 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.
Instructor Ryan Johnston is currently an active police officer within a municipal law enforcement agency in Pennsylvania. He has attained a Master of Arts Degree from Point Park University in Intelligence and Global Security. Johnston has served in many roles during his tenure as a police officer and he is presently assigned to the patrol and training divisions. His teaching experience includes a position at Penn State University / Justice and Safety Institute as a PA Constable Program Instructor. Johnston has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the area of Title 75 / Pennsylvania Traffic Law.