HOSTING A NAPD INSTRUCTOR COURSE
An agency may host a NAPD instructor course by providing class and track facilities (see "requirements" below) and at least five attendees. All of the attendees need not be from the hosting agency. The host may receive a "free slot" if there are five or more attendees. Class size is limited to ten.
HOW TO GET STARTED
You can start by scheduling a training date with NAPD. It is recommended to schedule at least four months in advance.
The NAPD course utilizes six different driving exercise layouts: road course, controlled stop, backing, braking (judgement and accuracy), perception/reaction, and "lollipop" activities. All but the road course activity, which can vary in size and length, are laid out according to set specifications provided in the instructor's manual.
This combination of driving activities requires a relatively unobstructed driving area of at least 400 feet X 600 feet. Large parking lots found at fair grounds, sports arenas, convention centers, and shopping malls, are often well suited to the task.
Classroom should be set up for PowerPoint presentation. A VCR may be needed to show training videos.