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Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)


Course Description: This three-day course is intended to teach Patrol Troopers and Municipal Officers how to detect a DUI offender and to become trained and proficient in administering the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Test.  Walk and Turn (WAT), One Leg Stand (OLS), and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN).  Also, included in this training is an introduction to "Drugged Driving."

Equipment Needed:

  •  Business casual attire.
  •  Note taking materials.

Instructional Hours:  3 Days / 24 Hours

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

  •  Introduction to DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.
    •  Glossary of Terms.
  •  Detection and General Deterrence.
  •  The Legal Environment.
  •  Overview of Detection, Note Taking, and Testimony.
  •  Phase One:  Vehicle in Motion.
  •  Phase Two:  Personal Contact.
  •  Phase Three:  Pre-Arrest Screening.
  •  Concepts and Principles of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.
  •  Test Battery Demonstrations.
  •  "Dry Run" Practice Session.
  •  "Testing Subjects" Practice:  First Session.
  •  Sample dry erase board array for tabulating results.
  •  Sample field arrest log.
  •  Processing the arrested subject and preparation for trial.
  •  Specific DWI trial recommendations.
  •  Sample DWI incident reports.
  •  Report writing exercise and moot court.
  •  "Testing Subjects" Practice:  Second Session.
    •  Sample dry erase board array for tabulating results.
    •  SFST field arrest log.
  •  Review and Proficiency Exams.
  •  Participant Proficiency Examination SFST Battery.
  •  Written examination and program conclusion.
  •  SFST Post Test.
  •  SFST Post Test Answer Sheet.
  •  SFST Post Test Remedial Test.
  •  SFST Post Test Remedial Answer Sheet.
  •  SFST Course Critique.
  •  Optional Session:  Introduction to Drugged Driving.

Audience: PSP Members; MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID# - CLE00542

Additional Information: N/A

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.


 Scheduled Classes

Not Offered at This TimeNo
This is an Instructor course
Maximum of 20 students.