Cedar Grove, NJ - On Oct. 4, Cedar Grove Police Officer Connor Grawehr successfully completed Bergen County’s Maryland State Police Basic Police Motorcycle Operations Course.

The course is taught by Maryland State Police instructors, certified by the Maryland State Police and accredited by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the University of Maryland. Including recently retired Lead Instructor Cedar Grove Motor Officer Michael Grasso.

The course is 80 hours and limited to 14 students. This program is tailored to the beginning police officer/rider. The course is structured to develop the necessary skill competency and confidence level in the student police officer/rider in order to successfully handle both every day and high-risk encounters, both tactically and in motor vehicle operations.

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Student/officers are taken through progressive skill and driving maneuver scenarios with testing at each level. Both low and highway speed skills are practiced to course criteria competency. Tactical policing skills, pre-shift motorcycle inspection and escort driving are also part of this program.

“I would like to congratulate Officer Grawehr on not only his success completion the challenging course but his stand out performance there," said Chief Joseph Cirasa.

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