Field Sobriety Test

ARIDE is a free 16-hour training option bridging the gap between SFST and DRE for law enforcement officers. This is an intermediate level course designed to offer more than a basic understanding of the impairing effects of drugs (illicit and licit), alcohol, and/or the combination of both. The officer must be able to administer and interpret the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test for alcohol‐impaired suspects and be proficient in the administration and evaluation of the battery of tests involved with SFST. The officer will be required to pass a SFST proficiency examination the first day of training. Students who successfully complete this training will be able to recognize if an individual may be under the influence of drugs/alcohol or under the combined influence of drugs/alcohol, or suffering from injury or illness producing signs similar to alcohol/drug impairment. 

Additionally, the student will be able to recognize the broad category or categories of drugs inducing the observable signs of impairment. County attorneys and law enforcement officers actively involved in proactive OWI and traffic enforcement are encouraged to attend this hands-on, intensive two-day training program. County attorneys are encouraged to attend all or any part of the two-day training. All training aids, materials, and supplies will be provided at no cost to the participant by GTSB.


2024 ARIDE Classes

Click on class link to register. Classes are limited to the first 30 registrants. No registration fee.

June 20-21, 2024 -  Waterloo ARIDE Registration

July 11-12, 2024 -  Carroll ARIDE Registration

July 18-19,2024 -  Tipton ARIDE Registration

November 7-8, 2024 -  Polk County ARIDE Registration