The Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting applications for two Instructor Development courses: Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE).

Both programs will be held July 15-19, 2024, at the Lowell Police Department.

For students traveling more than 50 miles to the training venue, lodging will be provided and all meals and mileage (personal vehicles only) will be reimbursed, if not provided.  Any reimbursement will be at the state per diem rate.


Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Instructor Development

This 40-hour course certifies officers to teach Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher, and Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor Development Courses.

Candidates for this program must have the following:
– Effected at least 25 DWI arrests in the past four years where you administered the SFSTs
– Current Instructor Development Certification

Potential candidates will need to complete an application packet and return it by the deadline of July 4, 2024. All documents for the application packet can be downloaded here.

Submit your application packet to Harold Edmonson at hgedmonson@cji.edu or mail them to: CJI Attn: Harold Edmonson, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.


Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor Development

Officers can train and certify to become an instructor of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP). This 40-hour course certifies officers to teach Drug Recognition Expert School, Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development, Drug Recognition Expert Refresher, and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE).

Candidates for this program must have the following:
– Completed at least 25 Evaluations
– Completed an Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Class
– Current Instructor Development Certification
– Current SFST Instructor Certification
– At least one DRE Recertification

Within 12 months of this class, the officer candidate must instruct 8 hours in the classroom of a DECP drug recognition training program (DRE School), as well as oversee four DRE Candidate Evaluations. It is highly recommended that the DRE Instructor Candidate be available to teach most of the next DRE School.

Potential candidates will need to complete an application packet and return it by the deadline of July 4, 2024. All documents for the application packet can be downloaded here.

Submit your application packet to Harold Edmonson at hgedmonson@cji.edu or mail them to: CJI Attn: Harold Edmonson, 26 Corporate Hill Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205.