This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.
This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:
- Law Update (annual)
- Civil Rights (every 3 yrs.)
- Constitutional & Proper Use of Authority (every 3 yrs.)
This course will include information and techniques for addressing the drug and alcohol impaired driving problem and will bridge the gap between field sobriety and drug recognition training. It is intended for officers who have completed the 24-hour Field Sobriety Testing class. Much of the classroom instruction is devoted to hands-on practice.
The ARIDE program was developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with input from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police. ARIDE provides additional information to law enforcement officers on detecting impairment caused by more than just alcohol. Officers who have not received advanced or in-service training regarding drug impairment are often unable to identify these characteristics and may release an impaired driver. Students who complete this course will be more proficient with the battery of field tests (HGN, WAT, OLS), and will leave with a broader knowledge of drug impairment indicators.
This course is funded by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board through a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety.
- The concept of “drugs” in the context of DWI enforcement
- The role of eye examinations in disclosing the possibility of impairment
- Medical conditions that can produce similar signs of impairment
- Identification of the major categories of drugs
- The observable effects of each of the seven major categories of drugs
- Physiological effects likely to result from various combinations of drugs
- Procedures for dealing with drug impaired or medically impaired suspects
- Standardized Field Sobriety Test update
- Legal issues associated with impaired driving
- Pre-arrest and post-arrest procedures
Officer Ryan Snow, (DRE)
University of Illinois Police Dept.
Officer Larry Brooks, (DRE)
Decatur Police Dept.