NYS Department of Criminal Justice Services

Recognizing the Cannabis Impaired Motorist

The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services Office of Public Safety is pleased to announce the availability of a Recognizing the Cannabis Impaired Motorist. This 8-hour course is designed to enhance the officer’s skills in detecting the cannabis impaired motorist.

This course builds off the officer skills learned in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course (SFST) and will include a review of the three (3) Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, contemporary cannabis issues, the differences between recreational and medical cannabis and hemp along with introducing the officers to three (3) additional test and how to properly administer them to support their observation of cannabis impairment.

This course does not replace the Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) course but is intended to better prepare the officer for ARIDE and the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) programs.

Mandatory prerequisites for attending this training are listed below:

Prerequisite:

  • Previous successful completion of the 21-hour DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

Preference will be given to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructors, DRE’s with the Instructor Development Course.

This eight (8) hour training course will be held at the following locations:

Warren County - March 1, 2023
Ulster County - March 15, 2023
Oneida County - April 19, 2023

Please note that additional classes may be announced later in the year.

Please complete the registration by clicking on the link provided below. If you have difficulty registering or if you have any questions, please contact Kevin Boehme at (518) 457-3088, or email [email protected]. Confirmation notices will be e-mailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the class. You must receive a confirmation notice in order to attend the class.

Registration Link: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6994798/Recognizing-the-Cannabis-Impaired-Motorist-Warren-and-Oneida-County

Important Safety Measures

The safety and wellbeing of the training participants, instructors, venue and DCJS staff are of the utmost importance when delivering law enforcement training. All training attendees and instructors will adhere to all health and safety protocol required by the training venue, specific guidelines, if applicable, will be outlined in the training confirmation.