Courses: Standard Field Sobriety Test


Course Details:
This four-day course is designed for (traffic) police officers who come into contact with alcohol-impaired drivers. The first three days focus on the Standard Field Sobriety Tests that have been approved and recommended by the IACP and the course training standard and student curriculum developed by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT). Topics include: - The involvement of impaired driving in traffic crashes, deaths, and injuries - Laws governing impaired driving - Detection as a three-phase process; specific evidence gathering and decision making in each phase - Kinds of evidence of alcohol impairment associated with each phase - Concepts and principles of divided attention (psychophysical) testing - Concepts and principles of horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) testing - Guidelines for processing suspects arrested for impaired driving Participants applying for this program should be police officers primarily engaged in and attached to traffic patrol sections.

Course Code: PLCE-1236
Department: Police Academy
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