Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E.) Course
(formerly the Detecting The Drugged Driver Course)
This three-day course utilizes the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) A.R.I.D.E. lesson plan as well as additional information from the Drug Recognition Expert manuals. All instructors are certified Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructors as well as DREs or DRE Instructors. This program enhances the SFST officer with additional information on the drugged driver. The class covers the signs and symptoms of those drivers under the influence of one or more of the seven categories of drugs. Although not a requirement, this class can serve as an excellent primer for the officer interested in the Drug Recognition Expert program administered by the Maryland State Police.
Requirements For Attendance:
Attendees must have satisfactorily completed a certified Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) course to be considered for this class. Officers desiring attendance should forward a request for 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.
Revised June 1, 2012