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October 2021

DPS Crime Lab Marijuana Testing Policy & Procedure

October 1 - December 31
Virtual Event

*On-demand training. With the passage of House Bill 1325, establishing whether or not a piece of evidence is marijuana in the courtroom has become a burdensome task. In response to the change in marijuana’s statutory definition, the Texas Department of Public Safety Crime Lab has developed a procedure that will allow their analysts to determine if a substance is, or is not, marijuana. In this free half hour training, TDCAA’s Clay Abbott will interview DPS scientists Chance Cline and Jennifer…

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December 2021

FRIDAY / ADAPT – Disturbing Trends 2hr – Midland ISD

December 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am CST
Midland ISD Administration Building, 615 W. Missouri Ave.
Midland, 79701 United States
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Free

The ADAPT (Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Training) 1- or 2-hour class is offered to law enforcement and civilian audiences free of charge through a grant funded through the Texas Department of Transportation.  For more information about the course or instructor, please visit our website. If registration deadline has passed or the class is full and you are interested in attending, please call 800-848-2088 x 207.

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ODC: Impaired Driving, Emerging Trends and the Occupational Arena

December 9 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am CST
ZOOM
Free

The occupational arena and impaired driving meet up in ways we wish they wouldn’t. Sergeant Investigator, Michael Jennings of the Williamson County Attorney’s Office will share emerging trends and provide details that help all of us improve safety on our roadways, in the workplace and anyplace.

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MADD: 2021 Austin Jingle Bell 5K Benefiting MADD

December 12 @ 8:00 am CST
The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace
Austin, 78758 United States
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$35

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the holidays together by participating in the 26th annual Austin Jingle Bell 5k benefiting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The ORIGINAL Austin Jingle Bell 5k will be on December 12th in The Domain. About MADD: Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is a national non-profit dedicated to stopping drunk driving, supporting the victims of drunk driving and preventing underage drinking. For more information, visit www.madd.org.

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Deer Park FREE 8 – HR SFST Refresher Course

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Deer Park Police Department, 291 Luella
Deer Park, TX 77536 United States
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Free

This is an 8-hour SFST refresher course designed to improve the administration and overall consistency of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery. Our mission is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency. *Successful completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course is a prerequisite.

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Deer Park FREE 8 – HR SFST Refresher Course

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Deer Park Police Department, 291 Luella
Deer Park, TX 77536 United States
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Free

This is an 8-hour SFST refresher course designed to improve the administration and overall consistency of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery. Our mission is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency. *Successful completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course is a prerequisite.

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Palestine FREE 8 – HR SFST Refresher Course

December 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Anderson Co SO, 1200 E Lacy St.
Palestine, TX 75801 United States
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Free

This is an 8-hour SFST refresher course designed to improve the administration and overall consistency of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery. Our mission is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency. *Successful completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course is a prerequisite.

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Palestine FREE 8 – HR SFST Refresher Course

December 16 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST
Anderson Co SO, 1200 E Lacy St.
Palestine, TX 75801 United States
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Free

This is an 8-hour SFST refresher course designed to improve the administration and overall consistency of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery. Our mission is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency. *Successful completion of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course is a prerequisite.

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January 2022

A Virtual Driving Workshop for Pre-Permit Teens & Their Parents

January 6, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm CST
Virtual Event
Free

This free 75-minute workshop hosted by AAA Texas provides resources and guides pre-permit teens (ages 14-17) and their parents through many important driving topics. Topics include: The Texas Graduated Driver Licensing components The risks and responsibilities of driving The parent’s role in the learning process How to pick a safe vehicle What to look for in a driving school To view upcoming workshop dates and to register for Dare to Prepare, please visit AAA.com/Safety4Teens. After registration, you will receive a…

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Georgetown – Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Course

January 10, 2022 @ 8:00 am - January 14, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CST
Georgetown Police Training Center, 3500 D B Wood Rd.
Georgetown, TX 78628 United States
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Free

*REQUEST FOR APPLICATION* 50-hour course to certify officers as Drug Recognition Expert Instructors. The course consists of three phases. DRE Instructor School Instructor Presentations at DRE School DRE Instructor Field Certification Requirements to Attend: Must have completed at least one DRE Recertification course. Possess a TCOLE Basic Instructor Certificate prior to application. Possess a reasonable number of enforcement evaluations since initial certification. Possess documented experience as a trainer or instructor, preferably in the area of SFST. Recommendation of two current…

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