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New ARIDE Training 10/21/2021
Thursday, October 21, 2021, 8:00 AM to Friday, October 22, 2021, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Training


When:  October 21 thru 22nd 8 AM - 4 PM.

Where:  Zone 5 Police Academy in Schenectady.

To register, visit:  https://form.jotform.com/91182831810150

 Deadline to register is 10/15/2021

 The Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course was developed to train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities.

Many law enforcement officers are trained in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and the skill gained in the course as part of their overall enforcement of driving while impaired (DWI) laws. Additionally, some officers complete more advanced training through the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) program and become Drug Recognition Experts (DRE).

This course is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DRE courses and provide the participants with an awareness of drug impairment in the context of traffic safety.

 To be considered for ARIDE TRAINING the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Have a minimum of one year Road Patrol experience.
  • Be off probation with your agency.
  • Have at least one year of experience after successfully completing the NHTSA SFST Training.
  • Have a reasonable background and level of experience in making DWI arrests.

 This course is divided into sessions that are designed to provide the participant with an overview of the issue of impaired driving and the effects of drugs and alcohol on a person's ability to operate a vehicle safely, as well as demonstrate methods of identifying and processing the impaired driver.

This course builds on the SFST course. In order for the participant to effectively utilize the information presented in this course, NHTSA has set a prerequisite of SFST proficiency. The participant will receive a short review and update for the SFST's. After completing that session, the participant will be required to pass a SFST proficiency evaluation. Failure to successfully complete the SFST proficiency evaluation will result in dismissal from the class. At the end of the two days training a Final Exam will be given that the participant must pass with a score of 80 or above to receive a certificate.

There is no charge to attend a GTSC sponsored ARIDE class. However, travel to and from the class and lunch is the responsibility of the attendees.