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.

Law Enforcement Testing
Texas SFST Training

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.

SFST and ARIDE Scheduled Courses

Please contact us if you would like to request a class.

Help #EndTheStreakTX

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:

Buckle Up
Avoid All Distractions; Phones/Devices
Never Drive Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol
Pay Attention
Drive to the Conditions Around You
Watch Your Speed​

Countdown to November 7th

21 Years since Texas' last DEATHLESS day


Our Team

David McGarah

Program Manager

Missy Williams

Program Services Specialist

Kevin Glass

SFST Staff Instructor

Ashley Carter

SFST Program Analyst

Maddie Smith

Program Assistant

Kevin Jackson Ryan

EOW 01.22.2022

Kevin was truly one of a kind. He spent most of his time traveling from one side of Texas to the other as our Lead Staff Instructor educating Law Enforcement personnel on a topic he was very passionate about, decreasing alcohol-related crashes. He devoted 6 years to the Texas SFST Program and we cannot thank him enough for his dedication to the program and the staff. He will be remembered as an amazing instructor who went the extra mile (both geographically and metaphorically), but most importantly, a friend. A friend with a dry sense of humor who could make you laugh even if you didn’t want to and for having an extraordinary love for the restaurant Salt Grass and his favorite, their carrot cake. May he rest in peace knowing he touched many hearts and saved numerous lives.