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Virginia Sheriffs' Institute
Supporting Virginia’s Sheriffs & Deputies

This 16-hour course is intended to bridge the gap between the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) courses. You 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 of ARIDE is its review and required student demonstration of the SFST proficiency requirements. The ARIDE program also stresses the importance of securing the most appropriate
biological sample in order to identify substances likely causing impairment.

WHEN: May 9-10, 2018 Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy 2182 3rd Street, Middletown, VA 22645

REQUIREMENTS: This course is designed for police officers and prosecutors who have successfully completed a course using the IACP/NHTSA approved 24-hour SFST curriculum. Students MUST demonstrate a proficiency in conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Testing to attend this course. If a student cannot correctly demonstrate and articulate the tests, they will be asked to leave the program. NOTE: This training will not qualify an officer to serve as a drug recognition expert.

REGISTRATION: Please complete the registration form at There is no registration fee to attend. The program is provided through grant funds from the Virginia Highway Safety Office. Course size is limited. Attendance is on a first-come, first- serve basis. Agencies will be responsible for travel costs.

IT IS MANDATORY FOR YOU TO ATTEND THE FULL 16 HOUR CLASS. IF YOU MISS ANY TIME YOU WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE COURSE. For more information, contact Jessica Lambertson at [email protected].