In 2016, 3X AMA Pro Superbike Champ and Motorcycle Hall of Famer Reg Pridmore broke new ground in the area of advanced rider training. At the request of the Hawthorne PD and Lt. Ti Goetz, Reg's Motor Officers Advanced Training got its start.
Pridmore, a fervent supporter of law enforcement and a highly regarded professional motorcycle instructor with over 50 years of experience, was approached by members of the Hawthorne Police Department last year after several of their motor officers attended one of his “CLASS” standard schools. Their rave reviews on his teaching style, knowledge, riding skills and commitment to focus and control fit exactly into what motor officers strive for in their own training. With very few facilities available for high speed motorcycle training, this class and facility was tailor made for the job motor officers have.
CLASS is all about being a better rider and no matter what your skill level, we will make you a better safer, more confident rider. Not only will you learn sound techniques that will help you on the road, you will practice on the track, on your police motor, in an environment that will allow you to find the capabilities of both you and the bike. Smart riders know that no matter what your experience level, there’s always something to learn! Parking lot training has its place, but Reg's time tested methods of teaching control and technique on a closed circuit in real time has taken Motor Officer Training to a whole new level. This training will help save officers lives as they become better, safer riders, working to protect and to serve.
2017 Motor Officer Dates are in!
Mon April 10 Streets of Willow, Rosamond, CA
Thu Sept 21 Streets of Willow Rosamond, CA.
Please check the Calendar for pricing and maps
Notice 3-28-17: Officers are also welcome to come on their own personal motorcycles. This could be helpful if your department is not yet ready to foot the bill and let you take your police motor to the track.
Early registration is super important. If we don't have enough Officers enrolled early, we don't have any kind of estimate whether or not the date will work. If you would like to attend, please contact us! Even if you need to wait on payment from your department, please get on the list. Thanks!
"While all of us ride for a living, riding well is a perishable skill. Your class forced all of us to remember the basics, to apply control and discipline in our riding, and to truly focus on the many skills and techniques necessary to enjoy a long career in what can often be an extremely dangerous profession. I can’t think of a better place for motor officers to find out what both they and their bikes are capable of” said Lt. Ti Goetz of the Hawthorne Traffic Bureau.
For more information, we invite you to contact CLASS at (805) 933-9936 or email us, or you may contact Lieutenant Ti Goetz at Hawthorne PD (310) 349-2702 or tgoetz @ hawthorneca.gov
All departments are invited - we're looking forward to to adding many more. Reg's 2016 inaugural Motor Officer Advanced Training CLASS trained reps from these departments:
Hawthorne PD | Redondo Beach PD | El Segundo PD | Orange Country Sheriff's Dept
Hermosa Beach PD | California Highway Patrol, Bakersfield Division | Buena Park PD
Riverside Sheriff's Dept | Palos Verdes Estates PD | Laguna Niguel PD
LA County Sheriff's Dept
Read Reg's Blog Post about the First Ever Motor Officers Day...
Dear Reg: I was a motor officer in your CLASS on 09/22/16. I'm still riding high today! That was the best money ever spent. To see your passion Reg, and skills, and Gigi's ability, just totally re-invigorated me in a sport I've loved for years.
The CLASS was presented in such a low key manner yet fed off the desire of individuals who wanted to do so much better, it was awesome! Your instructors were beyond helpful, humble, modest and kind. They just wanted everyone to enjoy and learn throughout the day. You and your team were so down to earth and accommodating. I had no idea from the time I showed up, who you were or what you had done until halfway through that day. Everyone was just so modest and kind.
I can't say enough about how pleased and happy me and my group of officers are. I'm not kissing up, it was just that great of a day. I only have fifteen years on a bike and most of that in enforcement. I've had as many if not more pursuits than any of my partners and wish I had these skills before now. Thank you for a wonderful day.
Deputy Bruce Frazee
Orange County Sheriff's Department