Events & Training: Event Detail: FREE 24-HR SFST Practitioner Course

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Event Name FREE 24-HR SFST Practitioner Course
Status Open
Start 11/13/2018 08:00 AM
End 11/15/2018 21:00 PM
Registration Deadline 11/06/2018 00:00 AM
 Location San Patricio County Sheriff's Office
300 N. Rachal Ave.
SintonTexas  78387
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 Member Fee FREE
 Non-Member Fee FREE
Class Code 2067
Credit Hours 24
Max Class Size 20

The Texas SFST Training Program offers a FREE 24-hour Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course (TCOLE 2067) to licensed Texas Peace Officers.

This training course uses the NHTSA and IACP nationally standardized curriculum and prepares Texas Peace Officers to administer and interpret the results of the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing battery.

This course is offered to bridge the gap in officers who attended the Basic Peace Officer Course in Texas prior to January 1, 2005 when this course was mandated to be included in all Texas BPOCs.

Our goal is to ensure all Texas Peace Officers receive this important training, in an effort to reduce alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency.


Any currently certified Texas Peace Officer who has never completed this course, or attended the BPOC prior to January 1, 2005 is eligible to register. Cadets are not eligible to attend this course.


This is a three day, 24-hour course that will require full participation and demonstration.

Wet labs with live drinkers will be utilized in this course to give officers “real life” experience and practice in administering the SFST test battery.

Dates & Times: 

Day 1 - 8am to 5pm

Day 2 - 12pm to 9pm

Day 3 - 12pm to 9pm


A limited number of spaces will be available and classes will fill quickly.

Instructor Bio

Michael Pribble

Mike Pribble began his law enforcement career in 1998 after graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice.  He was hired by the University of Texas at Austin Police Department and graduated from the UT System Police Academy in August 1998.  During his tenure at UT he worked a variety of specialized assignments (FTO, Plainclothes) and attended a variety of specialized schools including the SFST Practitioners Course. 

Seeking greater opportunity, he went to work for the Lakeway Police Department in 2003.  It is here that he continued training new officers as an FTO as well as attended Basic Instructor Proficiency and S.F.S.T. Instructor Proficiency courses.  Since then, Mike has taught SFST Practitioner and Update classes to thousands of officers throughout the State of Texas; and has taught the dangers of intoxicated driving to church groups, Citizen Police Academies and business leaders.  For his leadership in mentoring civilians and officers he was awarded the Mothers against Drunk Driving (MADD) Commitment Hero Award in 2010.  In 2010 he also graduated again from Texas State University with a Master of Public Administration Degree. 

In 2014, Mike accepted a position as the Patrol Lieutenant with the Jersey Village (JV) Police Department.  Under his leadership, DWI update courses were reestablished and are now taught annually resulting in increased arrests of intoxicated individuals.  He also continued teaching DWI Awareness in the departments Citizens Police Academy and SFST Update classes.  

In January 2018, Mike became a Staff Instructor for the Texas SFST Program.  Mike lives in Atascocita, Texas with his wife of 19 years and two children.  Mike is also a retired Senior Chief Petty Officer in the United States Navy Reserve.