​This course is designed to instruct Law Enforcement Officers in Vehicle Pursuit Operations. Heavy emphasis is placed on vehicle dynamics, skid recovery, understeer, oversteer, eye placement, and control techniques. The EVOC training is offered two times a year, spring and fall.

A short review of the following exercises offered at EVOC:

  • Hazard Avoidance Exercises
  • Serpentine Forward
  • Serpentine Backwards
  • Spike Strip/Stop Stick Deployment
  • Mock Pursuit Scenarios
  • Autocross Course-Medium Speed
  • High Speed Pursuit Course
  • Precision Placement Course
  • Classroom Driving Review/Training
  • Skid Car Training
  • Case Law Update
  • Pursuit Immobilization Technique P.I.T.


This multi-jurisdictional training offers a large instructor pool. This allows scheduling flexibility, low overtime costs, and low overhead costs. This also provides safety in having neighboring jurisdictions familiar with each other's pursuit policies, intervention techniques, and radio procedures. Currently the following agencies participate/provide instructors:


  • Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
  • Bainbridge Island Police Department
  • Port Townsend Police Department
  • Clallam County Sheriff's Office
  • Aberdeen Police Department
  • Gig Harbor Police Department


  • Ruston Police Department
  • Port Angeles Police Department
  • Sequim Police Department
  • Shelton Police Department
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
  • Grays Harbor Sheriff's Office


If your agency is interested in joining the Westsound Regional EVOC Team, please contact:

Deputy Darren Andersson
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
(360) 337-4634
​Sergeant Will Sapp
Kitsap County Sheriff's Office
(360) 337-4634


EVOC Sign-Up


Westsound Regional EVOC Calendar

The next EVOC is scheduled for Oct 28-Nov 1, 2019 at Bremerton National Airport. Click on the appropriate day to check the schedule for openings or to verify that your request was confirmed. The calendars should be updated each business day. If a time frame is blacked out, it is not available. ALL CANCELLATIONS REQUIRE 48 HOURS NOTICE OR YOU WILL BE BILLED THE FULL COST OF THE STUDENT. TO CANCEL AN EVOC RESERVATION SEND AN EMAIL TO: jmcdonou@co.kitsap.wa.us



 Oct/Nov 2019