Register for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

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.

Sergeant Donald Decker (Ret), Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

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What you need for Register for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

The prerequisite for attending ARIDE is Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) certification. (Most have completed SFST training in recruit academies from 1995 to date.) 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. 

Schedule

Hours: 8 am to 4 pm both days unless otherwise noted.
Register here: MPTC Acadis Portal

November 6 and 7, 2019
Littleton Police Department

500 Great Road
Littleton, MA 01460

Funding for this course is provided by the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants & Research (OGR), Highway Safety Division (HSD) by way of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This course is subject to cancellation if funding is not secured.

Fees for Register for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

This course is free to attendees, funded by Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants & Research (OGR), Highway Safety Division (HSD) by way of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

How to register Register for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)

Prerequisites: Participants MUST be certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) 

Class Materials:  MANDATORY Download the ARIDE Participant Manual (2018)

Login to the MPTC Acadis Portal to register for this class.

Training Enrollment

An active user account is required to enroll in MPTC training in this portal.

Access/New Account

Any active police officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or other authorized user can request an account and access to the portal.

  • To request an account contact your agency head or designee.
  • If you are not employed by an enrolled department and feel you qualify for a portal user account, send your request detailing the reasons to MPTCAcadis@mass.gov

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Previously scheduled ARIDE

  • February 18 & 19, 2019
    Bellingham Police Department

    30 Blackstone St, Bellingham, MA
  • February 25 & 26, 2019
    Haverhill Police Department
    40 Bailey Boulevard, Haverhill, MA
  • March 5 & 6, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm 
    Chicopee Public Safety Training Center
    Point of Contact: Detective Sean Casella
    E-mail: scasella@wilbraham-ma.gov
    15 Court St, Chicopee, MA
  • March 7 & 8, 2019
    Lowell Police Training Center

    99 Middlesex St, Lowell, MA
  • April 15 & 16, 2019
    Westport Police Department

    Point of Contact: Sergeant Deb Batista 
    E-mail: dbatista66@verizon.net
    56 Hixbridge Rd, Westport, MA
  • April 10 & 11, 2019
    University of Massachusetts Amherst Police Department
    Point of Contact: Detective Sean Casella
    E-mail:
    scasella@wilbraham-ma.gov
    585 East Pleasant St, Amherst, MA
  • May 9 & 10, 2019
    Bellingham Police Department

    Point of Contact: Off Larry Napolitano
    E-mail: lnapolitano@pd.shrewsburyma.gov

    50 Blackstone St,
    Bellingham, MA
  • May 20 & 21, 2019
    Franklin Fire Training Center

    40 W. Central St. Franklin
    Point of Contact: Detective Joe MacLean
    E-mail: jmaclean@franklinma.gov
  • June 13 & 14, 2019
    Norwood Police Department

    137 Nahatan St, Norwood, MA
    Point of Contact: Lt. Steve May, (Ret)
    E-mail ma.sfstcoordinator@gmail.com
  • June 17 & 18, 2019
    Tewksbury Police Department

    918 Main St, Tewksbury, MA
    Point of Contact: Lt. Steve May, (Ret)
    E-mail ma.sfstcoordinator@gmail.com

  • July 8 & 9, 2019
    Scituate Police Department

    800 Chief Justice Cushing Highway Scituate
    Point of Contact: Sgt. Deb Batista
    E-mail: dbatista66@verizon.net

  • July 8 & 9, 2019
    Andover Police Department

    32 N. Main St, Andover, MA
    Point of Contact: Lt. Steve May, (Ret)
    E-mail: ma.sfstcoordinator@gmail.com

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