SFST & ARIDE Training for Texas Law Enforcement
Free Training for (SFST) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and
(ARIDE) Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement
Welcome to Texas SFST and ARIDE
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
The primary purpose of the Texas Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Training Program is to improve the administration and consistency of DWI investigation and enforcement by providing FREE training to licensed Texas Peace Officers. The overall mission of the program is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency. This program utilizes full-time program staff, in addition to contracted adjunct instructors to administer courses throughout the state. Funding for this program is provided by the Texas Department of Transportation.
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
ARIDE is intended to bridge the gap between the SFST and DEC/DRE programs by providing officers with general knowledge related to drug impairment and by promoting the use of DREs in states that have the DEC Program. The ARIDE program stresses the importance of the signs and symptoms of the seven drug categories. This program will train law enforcement officers to observe, identify and articulate the signs of impairment related to drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both, in order to reduce the number of impaired driving incidents as well as crashes which result in serious injuries and fatalities. The program is provided through grant funds from the Texas Department of Transportation.
This November 7, Texas marks 21 years of daily deaths on our roadways with more than 70,000 innocent lives lost to preventable fatal crashes. TxDOT’s #EndTheStreakTX campaign, believes ending this streak is attainable, but will require every Texan’s commitment. An average of 10 people die every day in crashes in the state. Tips to #EndTheStreakTX:
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Program Services Specialist
SFST Staff Instructor
SFST Program Analyst