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.
- 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
Patrol officers, DUI investigators, traffic unit supervisors and prosecutors
This class is restricted to active law enforcement and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.
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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are 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.
What Our Students Are Saying
- "The provided resources were very helpful. Our agency had a mediocre policy previously and the course provided excellent resources (other agencies forms/packets) to further assist our agency in coming up to speed with other departments. The course challenged me to update our existing policies and procedures going forward. The instructor was very knowledgeable and shared his insight on issues that other agencies could have." – Officer J.B.
- "The ability for the instructor to get back and respond to work so quickly. I loved that resources were provided that allowed me to check my current operation plan against other jurisdictions. It allowed me to alter mine to make it fit the desired outcome better." – Deputy R.G.
This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.