This is an advanced training for officers who have completed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing training to give them additional skills to recognize signs and symptoms of impairment from drugs other than alcohol. The officer will be able to articulate reasonable suspicion of impairment by drugs through observation and various testing to support a probable cause arrest for DUI-Drugs and to sustain a request for a toxicology specimen for drug testing and identification.
Students must be currently credentialed in SFST. Officers will be required to first pass a proficiency test demonstrating their skills in conducting the three SFST tests of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus; Walk and Turn; and the One Leg Stand. Officers not demonstrating a high level of proficiency in the administration of the SFST Test Battery will not be permitted to complete the ARIDE course.
ARIDE Training Announcement