Law Enforcement Trainings
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (A.R.I.D.E) is a 16-hour training course designed for officers that are highly proficient and active in alcohol impaired driving enforcement. This is advanced training for officers that have completed Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) training to give them additional skills to recognize signs and symptoms of impairment from drugs other than alcohol.
Officers applying to attend the ARIDE course must be currently credentialed in SFST and will be required to first pass a proficiency test demonstrating their skills in conducting the three SFST tests, which are the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus Test, Walk and Turn Test and the One Leg Stand Test. Officers unable to demonstrate acceptable proficiency will not be allowed to complete the training. ARIDE training, in addition to current SFST Training and Credentialing, is now a pre-requisite for DRE Training starting with the 2017 DRE Class.
February 6 - 7, 2018
Drug Recognition Expert School
The Kansas Highway Patrol has announced the dates for the next Drug Recognition Expert School.
Preschool: April 17, 18, 2018
Main School: May 1 – 4 and 8 – 10, 2018 (All days required)
Preschool and Main School Training will be held at the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy.
Certification Training: Maricopa County AZ, entire week of June 10, 2018
Requirements: All officers applying must be current with SFST Credentials as well as ARIDE Trained. Applications must be completed by the deadline of February 26, 2018.
All DRE Candidates selected will be required to attend Certification Training in Maricopa County, (Phoenix) Arizona. Any requests for an exemption to this requirement must be presented to the State Coordinator prior to the DRE Application being accepted. Transportation to Certification Training will be provided by the Kansas Highway Patrol. Meals and lodging for Certification Training is the Agency responsibility. There may be a limited number of grants available to help off-set these costs, based on geographical needs of the program.
DRE Class size is limited to 15 officers. Selection will be made based on application and geographical needs of the program. Applications are due no later than February 26, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For additional information or to request an application, contact Administrative Assistant Vick Dumas, BAU, 785-822-1785, Vicki.Dumas@KS.GOV, or Jeff Collier, State DECP Coordinator, 785.577.5373, 620-223-6077 or email@example.com , Jeffrey.Collier@KS.GOV.
Please follow your chain of command in making your application.