Sergeant Donald Decker (Ret), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
What you need
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) is a 2 day course offered to provide law enforcement personnel and other criminal justice professionals information in the area of drug impairment in the context of traffic safety. It is not intended to replace the Drug Recognition (DRE) Expert Program, and participants will NOT be qualified to be DREs.
The prerequisite for attending ARIDE is Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) certification. Although the focus of ARIDE is on drug impaired driving, the participants will get review of the SFSTs. On the first day, after review, participants must show proficiency in SFSTs in front of an instructor. Participants must pass this proficiency to continue on in the ARIDE course.
Amesbury Police Department (19 School St., Amesbury, MA.01913)
- Monday and Tuesday, June 11th &12th, 2018
Littleton PD (500 Great Rd. Littleton, MA)
- Monday, May 21st and Tuesday May 22nd - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bridgewater PD (220 Pleasant St. Bridgewater, MA)
- Thursday, June 7th and Friday, June 8th - 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
How to apply
Prerequisites: Participants MUST be certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
Registration: Complete the MPTC Professional Development Application and follow the instructions below.
- Amesbury Police Department - E-mail Application to Lt. Steve May (Ret.) email@example.com
- Wilbraham PD - E-mail Application to Don Decker firstname.lastname@example.org
- Littleton PD and Bridgewater PD - E-mail Application to Deb Batista email@example.com
Class Materials: Download the ARIDE Participant Manual