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Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Update Course

'Catch 'Em If You Can'

(MPCTC Number P-10447)

This two-day seminar will provide the attendee with innovative approaches to the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program.

On the first night, the seminar will begin with the NHTSA program "Catch ‘Em If You Can!" which is being piloted in Maryland by the Traffic Training Team in conjunction with the Maryland Highway Safety Office. This session discusses new techniques in DUI Detection and Apprehension and practical scenarios will be used. Factors that create reluctance to make DUI arrests will be identified and strategies will be developed to increase DUI arrests. At the conclusion of "Catch ‘Em If You Can", SFST Instructors will review the basic Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and discuss any changes or modifications to the program. Dress on this day is professional or casual.

On the second night of the seminar, a multi-agency saturation patrol will be conducted in the jurisdictions involved with the seminar. Attendees will need to be in uniform and equipped with a police vehicle.

Requirements For Attendance:

Officers desiring attendance should forward a request for the same same through their station coordinators. Outside jurisdictions should contact their department's training coordinator to arrange for seats in the class, pending the approval by their Department. Officers selected for this class need only bring note-taking materials.

Image of wine glass with stop sign saying "Don't Drink And Drive!"




Revised December 23, 2015

Revised April 6, 2016         


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