Course: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Practitioner
Dates: June 5 – 7, 2017
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Mercyhurst Police Academy, 16 West Division St., North East, PA 16428
Cost: $60.00 per student (covers printing of class materials for each student)
RSVP: Please make your reservation by May 15, 2017
The SFST practitioner course, developed by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, trains police and other law enforcement officers to recognize impaired driving behaviors and other indicators commonly exhibited by persons under the influence of alcoholic beverages.
Participants will learn to: Recognize driving behaviors and other indicators commonly exhibited by impaired drivers; become better detectors and better describers by improving their knowledge, attitudes and skills in detecting the impaired driver and articulating their observations; develop a better understanding of the tasks and decisions involved in the DUI detection process; recognize the magnitude and scope of DUI related crashes, injuries, deaths and property loss, and other social aspects of the DUI problem; understand the deterrent effects of DUI enforcement; have a better understanding of the legal environment relevant to DUI enforcement and use of the three Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST); know and recognize typical clues of alcohol impairment that may be detected during face to face contact with DUI suspects; know and perform the appropriate administrative procedures for the divided attention psychophysical tests; know and perform appropriate administrative procedures for the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus test; know and recognize typical clues of alcohol impairment that may be seen during administration of the SFSTs; understand the DUI prosecution requirements and their relevance to DUI arrest reporting.
An introduction to drug impaired driving will also be presented.
To register, email Bill Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-725-6137 for more information.