Saturday, July 22, 2017

Training Events


If you or someone in your firm is interested in attending one of our training courses contact Lance at 979-846-3950 to register or for additional course information.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course (NHTSA Course) 2015 Curriculum

This training course will train the attendee in the most current NHTSA approved SFST training curriculum. This is the same NHTSA SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court. The course is open to any student who wants to learn more about the NHTSA approved standardized field sobriety testing and it's foundation.

This course will train the legal professional in: Perspectives on recognizing driving behavior exhibited by impaired drivers; Attitudes and skills in detecting the impaired driver; Understanding the tasks and decisions involved in identifying the intoxicated driver; The DWI detection process (vehicle in motion, personal contact, pre-arrest screening); Effects of DWI enforcement; DWI enforcement and the three standardized field sobriety tests (Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus, Walk and Turn, and One Leg Stand); Typical clues of alcohol intoxication; Divided attention testing and the NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing administrative and scoring protocols; SFST validation studies; Live alcohol workshop and demonstrations of different types of nystagmus will be displayed and observed. Course includes current NHTSA SFST student manual (on CD) and past SFST student manuals and validation studies on jump drive.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Instructor Course (NHTSA Course) 2015 Curriculum

This is an intense training seminar with classroom instruction and practical application. During this training the student will be trained to

effectively administer and instruct the SFST practitioner training course curriculum. The course will address applied basic adult learning theory and instructional techniques necessary in order to deliver the SFST concepts and principals to your trial jury. The seminar will center around demonstration of teaching techniques through a series of instructional lead activities by the student's including trial application and techniques. Evaluation of the student's performance in making effective presentations will be assessed in the classroom portion of the seminar. Coverage and instruction of the entire SFST practitioner course curriculum will be conducted throughout the length of the course. This seminar will qualify the successful student as an instructor of the NHTSA/IACP approved standardized field sobriety testing practitioner certification course. The course is open only to person's who have successfully completed the NHTSA approved SFST practitioner course. Course includes current NHTSA SFST Instructor Manual (on CD) and all past NHTSA SFST manuals and SFST studies (on jump drive) including the NHTSA powerpoint presentations and paperwork.

Drug Evaluation and Classification Overview Course (DRE)

This training seminar is an overview of the key evaluation principles found in the NHTSA Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP-DRE) curriculum. This unique training course will inform the attendee in the most current NHTSA/IACP approved DRE procedures and training curriculum/protocols as well as case planning techniques from a medical and scientific point of view. This training seminar will train the legal professional in: Development and effectiveness of the drug recognition process; Overview of physiology of drugs; The drug

evaluation and classification procedures (12 step process); Drug evaluation eye examinations (HGN, VGN, lack of convergence, estimation of pupil size, pupil reaction to light); Vital sign examinations (pulse rates, blood pressure, and body temperature); Seven drug categories; Drug combinations; Analysis of the drug evaluation narrative report and the drug influence evaluation face sheet; and proper use of the drug evaluation matrix to form drug category classification. Attendees will receive a CD of the most recent NHTSA DECP course pre-school and long course manuals along with a CD filled with DECP studies, case law, and "face sheet" examples and a laminated DRE matrix and 12 step process and a 1, 2 and 3 category drug score sheet.

This one of a kind course is team taught with Dr. Fran Gengo, PHARM.D. or Dr. Michelle Rainka, PHARM.D. giving this course a unique look at pharmacology from the law enforcement and pharmacologist points of view.

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Update Course (NHTSA Course)

This one day 8 hour refresher training program is designed to enable participants to refresh their knowledge of the NHTSA DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) procedures most current curriculum. The course includes the recognition and interpretation of DWI violations, the administration and interpretation of standardized field sobriety tests and how to describe the evidence obtained in the "totality of the circumstances" clearly and convincingly. The students will receive the latest NHTSA SFST student manual.

Advanced Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course

This advanced training seminar is designed for those who wish to refresh and improve their knowledge and skills regarding the standardized field sobriety tests
(SFST's) and other drugs that impair. In addition to refreshing SFST knowledge and skills, the student will participate in developing the impaired driving case from
videotape and paperwork analysis interpretation. Application of direct and cross examination techniques are also developed through mock trial settings. The course
is open only to person's who have successfully completed a NHTSA approved SFST practitioner course.

This training seminar will train the legal professional in: Review and update skills in the SFST's; Technical case analysis (video and paperwork review); Case preparation, presentation and trial tactics; Direct and cross examination techniques; and mock trial exercises to develop trial skills. Credit will be given for the new NHTSA approved SFST refresher training and for the advanced trial tactics aspects of the course.

Intoxilyzer 5000 Overview & NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Refresher Training

This specialized training seminar has been designed for those who aspire to understand how to develop a solid case through a foundational analysis
and understanding of how the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing machine operates. This training seminar provides hands on interaction/application with the Intoxilyzer 5000 breath testing machine giving each student an opportunity to work with the internal and external components of the machine. Students also have the opportunity to conduct testing on alcohol dosed individuals in a live workshop environment. Limitations of the Intoxilyzer 5000 will be explored along with other critical issues confronting breath alcohol testing. This training seminar will train the legal professional in: Instrument calibration; Simulators; Temperature; Slope detection; Air flow pressure; Infrared spectroscopy; Breath alcohol thresholds; and machine maintenance logs.

The second portion of this training seminar is designed to refresh and improve the student's knowledge regarding the standardized field sobriety tests (SFST's). Separate credit will be given for the NHTSA approved SFST refresher training and for the Intoxilyzer 5000 overview training aspects of the course.










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