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Upcoming Classes

A.R.I.D.E.

Class Name:   Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training

Prerequisite:  Limited to sworn law enforcement officers who are trained and proficient in the use of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), including the use of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus.

Description:  ARIDE training provides refresher training on the use of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and information on identifying persons driving under the influence of drugs.  While this training is not a substitute for DRE training, participants leave with a better understanding of the effects of drugs on a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely and how to identify the signs and symptoms caused by many different prescription and illicit drugs.

Questions may be directed to First Sergeant Jeffrey Choma by email at jeffrey.choma@maryland.gov.

Attire:  Business casual or uniform of the day.

August 30, 2022 to August 31, 2022 — Salisbury, MD

September 6, 2022 to September 7, 2022 — Dundalk, MD

September 19, 2022 to September 20, 2022 — Sykesville, MD

October 12, 2022 to October 13, 2022 — Dundalk, MD


Drug Recognition Expert

Class Name:   Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Classroom Training:  October 24, 2022 through November 3, 2022 (Monday through Friday Only)

Certification Training:  November 7, 2022 through November 10, 2022

Final Knowledge Exam:  November 21, 2022

Class Time:  0800 – 1600 hrs.

Location: Maryland State Police Education and Training Division, 6852 4th Street, Sykesville, Maryland 21784

Prerequisite:  Limited to sworn law enforcement officers with a minimum of two years of patrol experience who are trained and proficient in the use of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs).

Description:  This will be a combined DRE Pre-School followed immediately by the 7-Day DRE School for those who successfully complete the Pre-School. Those wishing to attend must already be trained and be proficient with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.

Questions: Questions may be directed to First Sergeant Jeffrey Choma by email at jeffrey.choma@maryland.gov.

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