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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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Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or info@iptm.org before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online 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 travel or 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 our Locations/Lodging page or call us at (904) 620-4786.