This is an online, self-paced course for Florida law enforcement officers.
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
This online, grant-funded course is restricted to Florida law enforcement officers.
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.
You should plan to dedicate approximately 16 hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you will no longer have access.
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.