Paul has over 33 years proven driver and rider training and education experience. Paul is a retired NSW Police Officer of 25 years service including 20 years as an instructor at the NSW Police Driver Training Schools at St Ives and Goulburn. Paul trained Police in all types of vehicles from general duties cars, high speed pursuit, road / trail cycles, 4WDs and heavy vehicles. Paul has trained NSW Police from all sections including Highway Patrol, Tactical Operations Unit and specialist technical units. Paul also trained personnel from numerous NSW and Federal Government departments including Corrective Services, Customs, Premiers Dept, NSW Fire & Rescue, NSW Ambulance Service, Australian Federal Police, Army, Navy and Air Force. Paul has also given expert evidence on driving and vehicle dynamics in court matters up to the Supreme Court of NSW.
In 1997, Paul was selected to train with the Metropolitan Police Service at Hendon, London and successfully completed the National Protection Driving Course which involves protection of VIPs and motorcade escort training. Paul and his colleagues then developed and conducted protection driving courses for specialist Police units for the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. NSW Police conducted over 1000 motorcade movements during the Olympic Games without incident.
In 2004, Paul was asked to develop and conduct the Young Driver Education program by NSW Police in the Riverina district, to address the concerning number of young drivers involved in fatal and serious injury crashes. Paul and key stakeholders, including local high schools, ANZ Bank, NSW Ambulance, Fire & Rescue and local Police units conducted courses throughout the Riverina to over 1500 students in 2005. This resulted in no fatal crashes in the area, involving young drivers that year. Local service clubs and NSW Education Dept have adopted this format and continue to deliver this to local high school students. Paul continues to volunteer his time to provide expert training sessions at the PCYC Wagga Wagga on the Traffic Offenders Intervention Program.
Paul has trained numerous young drivers over the past 25 years and he always promotes “Think Safe, Learn Safe, Drive Safe” in your driving behaviour, thus lowering your risk. Paul teaches low risk driving in a positive, calm, effective professional manner. His extensive instructional experience and techniques produces very highly skilled young drivers with the right attitude.