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.
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13th Annual Joint LEO/Prosecutor Impaired Driving Seminar
The Kansas Highway Patrol, Drug and Alcohol Evaluation Unit, in cooperation with the Sedgwick County District Attorney’s Office, the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office and the Kansas Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety and Technology, is offering a 13 hour course for prosecuting attorneys and police, featuring legal and ethical issues involved in drug and alcohol impaired driving cases. Two hours of Ethics are included in the seminar. Don’t miss the 13th year of this fabulous training that brings law enforcement officers and prosecutors together in the same room to hear the same information!
October 15 - 16, 2018
Pedestrian / Bicycle Crash Investigation Level I
Shawnee PD is hosting "Pedestrian / Bicycle Crash Investigation Level I". The instructor's are from IPTM and registration can be completed using the attached PDF. If anyone needs a hotel room we recommend the Hampton Inn (913-248-1900) at 16555 Midland Drive, and tell them it's reference Shawnee Police Department for our discounted rate.
December 3-7, 2018
Drug Recognition Expert School
The Kansas Highway Patrol has announced the dates for the next Drug Recognition Expert School.
Certification Training: Maricopa County AZ, entire week of March 24, 2019
Requirements: All officers applying must be current with SFST Credentials as well as ARIDE Trained. Applications must be completed by the deadline of 4:00 PM October 26, 2018. Preferred method of submission is e-mail.
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. Selection will be made based on application and geographical needs of the program. Applications are due no later than October 26, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
For additional information or to request an application, contact Administrative Assistant Vicki Dumas, BAU, 785-822-1785, Vicki.Dumas@ks.gov, or Lt. Matthew Payne, State DECP Coordinator, 913-787-1422 or Matthew.Payne@ks.gov.
Please follow your chain of command in making your application.