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Abilene Free – ARIDE
February 21 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CSTFree
*NO ONLINE REGISTRATIONS! The requirements listed below must be verified by submitting a copy of each attendee’s TCOLE Personal Status Report and contact number to the SFST State Coordinator ([email protected]). In order to be placed on the attendee list, you will have to have ALL requirements already met.
The ARIDE Program is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DEC/DRE programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and by promoting the use of DREs. This course will train law enforcement officers, and other criminal justice professionals, to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities.
All participants must successfully pass a proficiency exam at the beginning of this course in order to continue. Those who do not pass, will be dismissed and will not receive any course credit.
In order to be considered eligible to attend this course, registrants must meet the following criteria:
- Currently commissioned Texas Peace Officer
- Successful completion of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course, 2176 or 2067; or the SFST taken with Academy
Those not meeting these criteria will not be allowed to sign up for this course.*