The ARIDE training is designed to bridge the gap between SFST (Standardized Field Sobriety Testing) and DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) by providing more information to law enforcement officers regarding drug impaired driving. This does not replace DRE training, nor does it qualify the participants as DREs. This 16-hour course designed for Nebraska Law Enforcement Officers focuses on recognizing drug impaired drivers. One major focus of this course is on the examination of a drug impaired suspect's eyes. The procedures for those eye examinations derive largely from HGN procedures. 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.
Officers selected to attend this training should be aware of the hazards caused by impaired drivers, motivated to arrest impaired drivers, and their duty assignments will enable them to spend the time required to process DWI offenders. Officers applying to attend should be familiar with the extent of the drug impaired driving problem.
The officer must be able to administer and interpret the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test for alcohol-impaired suspects. The student must be fully conversant with the procedural "mechanics" of HGN with the three clues of HGN and with the interpretation of those clues for assessing alcohol impairment. The officer attending must also be able to pass an SFST proficiency test at the beginning of the course.
Prerequisites: Certified Nebraska Law Enforcement Officer with full or part time status; successful completion of the basic SFST course or equivalent; attended a recent SFST update/refresher course if successful completion of the basic SFST course was prior to 2006.
Lodging is $20.00 per night double occupancy. Students are responsible for meals. NLETC reserves the right to limit the number of attendees from any one agency.
Click here to register: http://nletc.nebraska.gov/pdfs/Spec_Enr.pdf