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Law Enforcement Training

Minnesota State Patrol Law Enforcement Training Courses

To sign up for a course, contact the host coordinator. 

To host a training course, contact  Lt. Don Marose at 651-297-7132 or at Don.Marose@state.mn.us . Please review the List of Sponsor Responsibilities.

 

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) — 16 POST credits

This 16-hour course will guide police officers through the traffic stop, the face-to-face interview, SFSTs, processing, report writing, and courtroom testimony. By incorporating classroom, dry run, and practical exercises, officers will be better prepared to detect and remove impaired drivers.  
 

Class Schedule

 
April 23-24
0900-1800
Contact: Chief Deputy Wayne DeBlieck at 320-313-3097       wayne.deblieck@co.ym.mn.gov
Location: Granite Falls
 
May 21-22
0800-1700
Contact: Bonnie or Karen at 507-263-2278
Location: Cannon Falls Fire Department
 
June 4-5, 2014
0800-1700
Contact: Sergeant Terry Nelson   terry.nelson@newbrightonmn.gov
Location: New Brighton Public Safety
 
 

SFST/DWI Update — 4 POST credits

This four-hour course will discuss the ever changing DWI law, the newest and most relevant court cases affecting law enforcement procedures, tips on solidifying your DWI case, and a refresher of SFST skills and techniques.
This is intended to be a refresher for those officers that have previously attended the 16-hour SFST course. 
 

Class Schedule

 
April 24, 2014
1400-1800 AND 1900-2300
Contact: Sgt. Ryan Morris rcmorris@duluthmn.gov
Location: Duluth Public Safety Building
 
May 14, 2014
1700-2100
Contact: Sergeant Matt Smith   matt.smith@ci.burnsville.mn.us 
Location: Burnsville City Hall
 
May 28, 2014
1300-1700
Contact: Training Specialist Tony Groso at 651-267-2632
Location: Goodhue County Law Enforcement Center
 
June 18, 2014
1700-2100
Contact: Sergeant Matt Smith   matt.smith@ci.burnsville.mn.us 
Location: Burnsville City Hall
 
July 2, 2014
1300-1700
Contact: Sergeant Matt Smith   matt.smith@ci.burnsville.mn.us 
Location: Burnsville City Hall
 
 

Drugs That Impair Driving (DTID) — 6 or 8 POST credits

This course will instruct officers on the difference between alcohol and drug impaired drivers; how they are detected and what can be expected. Officers will learn the observable signs of seven major drug categories and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs.
 

Class Schedule

 
April 23, 2014
0800-1400
Contact: Officer Craig Losure   320-864-5171    closure@ci.glencoe.mn.us
Location: Glencoe City Center
 
May 23
0800-1400
Contact: Bonnie or Karen at 507-263-2278
Location: Cannon Falls Fire Department
 
June 6, 2014
0800-1400
Contact: Sergeant Terry Nelson   terry.nelson@newbrightonmn.gov
Location: New Brighton Public Safety
 
 

Occupant Protection Usage & Enforcement (OPUE) — 3 POST credits

This three-hour course will address seat belt, child restraint and air bag history and development. Officers will learn the engineering designs that make these safety devices an important part of motor vehicles. Officers will be guided through the specifics about these safety devices and how they are protected both when they are occupants as well as when they respond to crashes. Officers will discuss enforcement techniques and requirements. 
 

Class Schedule

 
April 23, 2014
1500-1800
Contact: Officer Craig Losure   320-864-5171    closure@ci.glencoe.mn.us
Location: Glencoe City Center
 
May 23
1400-1700
Contact: Bonnie or Karen at 507-263-2278
Location: Cannon Falls Fire Department
 
June 6, 2014
1400-1700
Contact: Sergeant Terry Nelson   terry.nelson@newbrightonmn.gov
Location: New Brighton Public Safety
 
 
 

Basic Lidar Operator — 4 POST credits

This 4 hour class is broken down into two phases designed for the officer to learn basic LIDAR operation.  The first phase is a 3-hour block of instruction given in a classroom environment.  This gives the officer basic operator information.  Phase two is conducted in the field with hands on operation of the LIDAR unit and includes operation and testing procedures.
 
Contact: Todd Merwin at todd.merwin@state.mn.us

  

 

Basic Radar Operator — 4 POST credits

This class is 4 hours consisting of classroom instruction designed for the current operator to refresh their skills in basic radar operation. 
 
Contact: Todd Merwin at todd.merwin@state.mn.us 
 
 
 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Training — 4 POST credits

The four-hour course offered by the Commercial Vehicle Section of the State Patrol deals with making “probable-cause (PC)” traffic stops of large commercial motor vehicles. 
 
Minnesota’s regulatory scheme regarding CMVs can be a complicated minefield for an officer. This course provides easy-to-follow tips for wading through regulations. Course also makes it easy for officers to interact intelligently with CMVs and their drivers. It can be delivered anywhere and requires very little technical setup. 
 
Contact: Sgt. Jay Sletten, Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Section, (651) 405-6198.  
 
 
 

Child Passenger Safety Training

Child passenger safety training is provided by OTS. Classes will be scheduled around the state, most frequently in the spring and early summer.