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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.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 

 

 

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Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online at www.IPTM.org and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.

Please do not make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit the Locations/Lodging tab on our website at www.IPTM.org or call us at (904) 620-4786.