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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.)

Course Description:  This course will include training in the detection of impaired drivers by substances other than alcohol.  It will involve training in Standard Field Sobriety Test, other field tests, and eye tests involving the convergence, pupil size, and reaction to light as well as methods of determining ingestion of the substance and classification of drugs (illegal and legal) by the type of impairment. This course is an excellent preparation for officers considering Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) training.  

Equipment Needed:

  •  Business Casual Attire
  •  Note taking materials

Instructional Hours:  2 Days/16 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:

  •  Introduction and Overview "Drugs and Highway Safety" Glossary of Terms.
  •  Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Review.
  •  Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Proficiency Examination.
  •  Drugs in the human body.
  •  Observation of the eyes and additional test for drug impairment.
  •  Seven drug categories.
  •  The effects of drug combinations.
  •  Pre- and Post-Arrest procedures.

Course Completion Requirements: Attendance and successfully pass (75% or above) a 25-question written examination.

Audience:  MP; PSP

Pre-requisite: NHTSA Standard Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner (no exceptions).

MPOETC CLEE Hours:  6 - CLEE ID#  CLE00513

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.


NWTC2/11/2020 9:00 AM2/12/2020 4:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888No
Maximum of 20 students.

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