Event Calendar

Monday, March 1, 2021

Advance Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training Course

Start Date: 3/1/2021 8:00 AM EST
End Date: 3/2/2021 4:00 PM EST

Venue Name: airfax Police Department Operations Support Bureau

3911 Woodburn Road
Annandale, VA  United States  22003

Organization Name: Virginia Dept. of Motor Vehicles

Melanie Stokes
Email: melanie.stokes@dmv.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 512-4141

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, or ARIDE, is a 16-hour course intended to bridge the gap between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) courses. Police officers, prosecutors and toxicologist will learn how to observe, identify, and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both. One of the more significant aspects is the review and required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirements. The ARIDE course also stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate biological sample to identify substances causing impairment.

Anyone who has been exposed to the coronavirus, or who is experiencing symptoms, is asked not to attend. Temperatures will be taken and symptom-related questions will be asked before entry. Face coverings over the mouth and nose must be worn at all times inside the building.

Requirements: This course is designed for those who have successfully completed a course using the 24-hour SFST curriculum approved by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Police officers must demonstrate proficiency in conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Testing to attend this course. Officers who cannot correctly demonstrate and articulate the tests will not be permitted to continue the course. This training will not qualify officers to serve as drug recognition experts (DRE).

Registration: Contact Impaired Driving Coordinator Melanie Stokes at Melanie.Stokes@DMV.Virginia.gov or 804-512-4141 to register. Registration is FREE. Attendees must register for and attend the entire two-day, 16-hour course. Course size is limited. Registration is first-come, first-served.