Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

Event Phone: 205-759-3000

  • January 22, 2018 - January 23, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION IS TO BE COMPLETED ON ALACOP

This course will offer additional information to law enforcement officers on detecting impairment caused by more than just alcohol. Often time’s law enforcement officers that have not received advanced or in-service training regarding drug impairment tend to not be able to identify these characteristics; therefore they will release an impaired driver. Once an officer completes the training he/she will be more proficient with the 3 battery of tests (HGN, WAT, OLS), as well as a broader knowledge of drug impairment indicators. The law enforcement officer will also be more familiar with the DRE program and its function. This will facilitate better communication and transfer of critical roadside indicators of impairment to the evaluating DRE officer for a more complete and accurate assessment of the impairment.

Topics:
  • STANDARDIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TEST (SFST) REFRESHER (8hrs)
  • The primary purpose the SFST Refresher Training Program is to improve the overall consistency of administration of the SFST test battery by individual police officers. Officers can refresh their skills with:
  • • Recognizing and interpreting evidence of DWI;
  • • Administering and interpreting the scientifically validated sobriety tests
  • • Describing DWI evidence clearly and convincingly; and information regarding recent case law and research studies.
  • DRUGS THAT IMPAIR DRIVING (8hrs)
  • The purpose of this class is to improve students’ ability to recognize suspects who may be under the influence of drugs other than alcohol, and to take appropriate action when they encounter such suspects. The hope and expectation is that, due to this training, fewer drug-or medically-impaired suspects will avoid detection or be treated simply as alcohol-impaired. The student who successfully completes this course will be able to:
  • • define the term “drug” in the context of this course;
  • • describe in approximate, quantitative terms the incidence of drug
  • • involvement in motor vehicle crashes and DWI enforcement;
  • • name the major categories of drugs;
  • • describe the observable signs of impairment generally associated with the major drug categories;
  • • describe medical conditions and other situations that can produce
  • • similar signs of impairment; and,
  • • describe appropriate procedures for dealing with drug-impaired or medically impaired suspects.

THIS COURSE IS NOT DESIGNED TO CERTIFY AN OFFICER AS A DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERT (DRE)

Course Requisites / Equipment:
  1. Students who attend this course should already have been through a NHTSA approved SFST course and be able to complete a practical assessment of the SFST and identify all validated clues associated with the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN), Walk and Turn and One Leg Stand tests.
  2. The officer must be able to administer and interpret the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test for alcohol-impaired suspects. The student should be fully conversant with the procedural “mechanics” of HGN with the three clues of HGN and with the interpretation of those clues for assessing alcohol impairment. A major focus of this course is on the examination of a drug impaired suspect’s eyes. The procedures for those eye examinations derive largely from HGN procedures.
Instructors:

Cpl Jay Penton

Enrollment:
  • Course Hours: 16
  • Minimum class size: 5 Students
  • Maximum class size: 30 Students
  • Course cost: TBD
  • Cost includes room: No
  • Cost includes meals: No
Attendance:

Open to all Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Personnel, Criminal Intelligence Analysts and Investigators.

Location

Venue:  

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Address:
7601 Robert Cardinal Rd,, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401, United States