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Sobriety Checkpoint Operations (Online)  

Online instructor-led course conducted over two consecutive weeks.

Presented entirely online, this course is designed for coordinators and supervisors of DUI Sobriety Checkpoints. It is a comprehensive program that covers all aspects of Sobriety Checkpoints, from the initial planning stages through the final reports.

You will learn the proper procedures for planning and setting-up traffic control devices to conduct vehicle checkpoints following the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and appropriate standards and indexes developed by the state and Department of Transportation.

Topics Include

  • Legal issues and considerations
  • Problem identification
  • Site selection
  • Internal and external authorization
  • Operations plans
  • Media coordination
  • Equipment and facility requirements
  • Personnel selection
  • Proper coordination and documentation
  • Use of civilians and volunteers
  • Considerations after the checkpoint

Audience

Patrol officers, DUI investigators, traffic unit supervisors and prosecutors

Class is restricted to current, active law enforcement and prosecutors employed by a governmental agency.

Course Length

16 hours

Online Details

Online environment: This course is interactive, instructor-led, and divided into weekly modules. At the end of each week, the current module will close and a new module will open. This way, the entire class progresses through the materials together, just like classroom training. There are no provisions for you to skip modules or work ahead of the rest of the class.

This is not a self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments each week by the deadlines posted within the course. Hence, you must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. You should plan to dedicate an average of five to eight hours per week to the course activities.

The instructors will be available by email and on discussion boards throughout the course. They will be your guides and will assist you with questions and advanced discussions at every step along the way.

Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer is required. Some assignments will require you to upload a Word document, and either a digital picture or a scanned image of a drawing to complete a project. Additional technical requirements are listed at: OTIS.iptm.org

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 

Sobriety Checkpoint Operations (Online)
    3/12/2018 to 3/25/2018 Online    
Instructor(s):  Hans Lehman, Phil Mann Fee: $195.00
Note:  Log-in information will be emailed to the email address listed in the student profile.
 

Sobriety Checkpoint Operations (Online)
    9/3/2018 to 9/16/2018 Online    
Instructor(s):  Hans Lehman, Phil Mann Fee: $195.00
Note:  Log-in information will be emailed to the email address listed in the student profile.