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DWI Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Traffic Occupant Protection

This 28-hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration course trains and certifies law enforcement officers to administer and evaluate the three-part standardized field sobriety test. Even with a primary seat belt law, Arkansas’ usage rate is 74%, well below the 84% national average usage rate.  This program is designed to raise law enforcement officers’ awareness of occupant protection benefits and increase usage in the communities they serve by describing the factors that make driving without safety restraints dangerous, the different types of occupant restraints, and Arkansas law. Registration is through the sponsoring department's training office or contact April Daniel at 501-570-8036. As scheduled training time and location may change, confirmation should be made through the agency's training office.

TARGET AUDIENCE: Students should be actively involved in DWI enforcement and prepared to utilize all aspects of the training, especially standardized field sobriety tests, during the course of their work. The officers selected to attend this training should be aware of the hazards caused by impaired drivers, be motivated to arrest those drivers and their duty assignments should enable them to spend the time required to process DWI offenders. New police recruits could also participate in this course upon approval of their agency.

• This class is 28 hours.

Download the participant manual here.

DATES AND LOCATIONS:

June 7-9, 2017 (8:00am-5:00pm)
West Memphis Police Department
West Memphis, Arkansas

 

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