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Sobriety Checkpoint Operations   

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 of Florida 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

This class is restricted to active law enforcement, those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies, and prosecuting attorneys employed by governmental agencies.

Course Length

24 hours

What to Bring

Required

  • Appropriate clothing to conduct an outside mock sobriety checkpoint
  • Safety vest
  • Flashlight
  • A laptop to complete the final checkpoint plan project

Note(s)

This class includes a mock sobriety checkpoint which will be conducted outside during evening hours. Class time for the second day will be altered to accommodate this project. It is recommended that each student locate a prospective location within his/her jurisdiction for a checkpoint plan to be developed during the course. Additionally, each student is encouraged to gather and bring statistical data relating to that location, including the number of crashes, number of alcohol-related crashes, number of crashes involving injury or death, number of DUI arrests, etc.

Related Courses

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.

 

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