Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014
Time: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Webinar Recording (note: you have to register with GoToWebinar in order to view the recording)

Webinar Presentation Slides (PDF)

Webinar Description

Law Enforcement is a KEY player in annual High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) initiatives. The annual Holiday Season Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement crackdown will take place December 12, 2014-January 1, 2015.

This webinar, sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Law Enforcement Liaison Program (NLELP), provided a review of the upcoming NHTSA holiday enforcement campaign materials, as well as other enforcement issues on the horizon at the agency. The topics include:

  • December 2014 Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over HVE campaign
  • HVE database changes
  • Updates from NHTSA Enforcement and Justice Services (EJS) Division

Presenters:

  • Vernon Betkey, National LEL Program Manager
  • Glaceria Mason, NHTSA Office of Communications
  • Maureen Perkins, NHTSA Impaired Driving Division
  • Bill O’Leary, NHTSA Enforcement and Justice Services (EJS) Division

Additional Resources:

NHTSA, in conjunction with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, with support from the Office of National Drug Control Policy has developed an On-Line ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) Course for law enforcement and prosecutors.

The course is designed for law enforcement officers who are successful at making DUI (alcohol) arrests who want to further their knowledge about drug-impaired driving.  Additionally, the course is meant for officers who, because of staffing/resource issues at their agency cannot attend the classroom version of the ARIDE Course.  Ultimately, the training will provide traffic officers with enhanced knowledge in order to call in a DRE (Drug Recognition Expert) to conduct a formal drug evaluation.

In order to access the on-line course, officers must first demonstrate their proficiency in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing battery in front of an SFST or DRE Instructor.  The instructor will sign off on the candidate’s proficiency, while the student gains access to the course.  Upon successfully completing the course, the student will receive a certificate of completion.  This is NOT a certification course.

Students may participate in the course over a period of up to six months of time, from a variety of computers.

Access to the course can be found at https://tsilearn.dot.gov/