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Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

ARIDE is open to all law enforcement officers who have successfully completed the NHTSA 24-hour SFST Practitioner Course.

This course is designed to help officers become more proficient at detecting, apprehending, testing, and prosecuting impaired drivers. 

This is an intermediate level course designed to offer more than a basic understanding of the impairing effects of drugs (Illicit and Licit), alcohol, and/or the combination of both. 

Students must be a state certified or commissioned law enforcement officer in a full-time paid capacity and/or prosecutors responsible for the detection, arrest, and prosecution of DWI drivers. Students must have successfully completed the IACP/NHTSA Basic 24-Hour National Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program (SFST). Students will be asked to demonstrate proficiency with the three battery of tests (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, One Leg Stand) at the beginning of the course. If a student cannot properly demonstrate the tests, they will be dismissed from the program. 

More information can be found on the Office of Highway Safety Planning (OHSP) web site . 

This course is MCOLES registered.