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#LASD #TBT 1957: The Los Angeles County Emergency Vehicle Operations Center (EVOC) originally opened in 1986 when it was discovered there was a need to train a high number of personnel at a time on using department vehicles. This was due to an increase in patrolled areas, along with patrol deputies heading out to the streets at a rapid rate. The E.V.O.C Center was designed to train personnel to safely operate a vehicle during a variety of situations, from driving at high speeds to driving on residential streets. Any Sheriff’s Department employee who drives a county vehicle must go through this training in the beginning of their career, as well as attend refresher courses several times throughout the year. Deputy Sheriff Trainees in the academy receive up to 40 hours of drivers training along with nighttime driving. Some of this training includes the use of motor vehicles, including accident avoidance maneuvers, defensive driving techniques, and moving and stationary inspection procedures.