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ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement)

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) provides officers with general knowledge related to drug impaired driving and to promote the use of Drug Recognition Experts (DRE).  Law enforcement officers will learn 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 crashes.  The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories.  Officers attending this course will receive an update/refresher of Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFSTs) and must successfully pass an SFST proficiency evaluation.  This training also promotes interaction with representatives from the state's prosecution community who are encouraged to attend.

The instructors for this course are all Ohio DRE certified instructors.

Prerequisite:  Law enforcement officers must have had training in SFST (previously ADAP).

This course is funded through an OTSO/NHTSA grant and is free for sworn Ohio law enforcement officers and prosecutors only.  Tuition for out-of-state officers is $250.

London instructor(s): Dwight Underwood
Richfield instructor(s): Mike Golec

Course date(s) Course number Location LE cost Private security cost Register
November 23 - November 24, 2020 55-507-20-03 Richfield Grant Funded (Out of State $250) N/A Register