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DUI Detection & Field Sobriety Testing

May 19 - 21, 2025
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

  • Civil Rights (6hrs) & (6hrs) scenario based credit
  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority (6hrs)
  • Legal Updates (8hrs)
  • Procedural Justice (4hrs) & (2hrs) scenario-based credit


This course will familiarize patrol officers with the most recent and effective procedures for testing drivers for intoxication at roadside.  Officers will learn how to properly conduct field sobriety tests developed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), including horizontal gaze nystagmus, and how to describe DUI evidence clearly and convincingly in written reports and verbal testimony.  Lecture and practical demonstrations will be supplemented by video samples of actual DUI stops.  Students will have two opportunities to conduct live sobriety tests on volunteer drinking subjects who are not members of the class.

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.


  • Visual Detection of Drinking Drivers
  • Behavioral Indications of Drug Influence
  • Laws of DUI and Implied Consent
  • Report Writing and Courtroom Testimony
  • Intoxication Testing Exercises
  • Psycho-Physical Field Sobriety Tests 


Officer Larry Brooks, (DRE)
Decatur Police Dept. (Retired)


Please register for this course by May 5.