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Law Enforcement Training

DPS 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.

Information on OTS Training Requirements
 
 

Drug Evaluation and Classification (aka: DRE School) - 72 POST credits

Drug Evaluation and Classification (DECP) training is a very comprehensive course that utilizes classroom, hands-on, and practical exercises to insure that Drug Recognition Evaluators candidates are well prepared to use the skills necessary to perform the duties of a DRE.  Certification training dates are pending.  All equipment, supplies, housing, and travel costs are paid.  
DRE School application.pdfDRE School application.pdf    
class details memo.docOverview of DRE training curriculum.doc
SCHOOL activities.docDRE training and certification.doc

There will be a class in the Fall of 2017 (October-November).  Dates TBD.

 

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

October 2-3
0800-1700
Contact:
Nate Krause 651-266-9500  nathan.krause@co.ramsey.mn.us
Location: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office


October 16-17
0900-1800
Contact: Sgt. Jason Burke  320-345-4417    jason.burke@ci.stcloud.mn.us

Location: Saint Cloud PD

 


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 a refresher for those officers that have previously attended the 16-hour SFST course.
 

Class Schedule 

August 29
0800-1200
Contact: John Wilson   jwilson@edenprairie.org    952-949-6272
Location: South Metro Public Safety Training Facility - Edina
Register  HERE
SMPSTF Contact: Katie Heymer   kheymeyer@policeandfire.training    952-903-5717
 


Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) "Day Three" - 9 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, medical conditions that mimic drug influence, and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs. This course is a prerequisite for those attending DRE School.
This course is taught in conjunction with SFST training.  If SFST is not taught immediately preceding this course, ARIDE "Stand Alone" should be the course instructed (see below). 
 

Class Schedule

October 4
0800-1800
Contact:
Nate Krause 651-266-9500  nathan.krause@co.ramsey.mn.us
Location: Ramsey County Sheriff's Office


October 18
0900-1900
Contact: Sgt. Jason Burke  320-345-4417    jason.burke@ci.stcloud.mn.us

Location: Saint Cloud PD
 

 

ARIDE On-line - 6 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, medical conditions that mimic drug influence, and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs.  This course may be used as ARIDE refresher.
 
 

 

Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) "Stand Alone" 14 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 review the SFSTs, and will learn the observable signs of seven major drug categories, medical conditions that mimic drug influence, and what they will see when they encounter drivers under the influence of specific drugs. This course is a prerequisite for those attending DRE School.
 

Class Schedule

July 31-August 1
0800-1700
Contact: Lieutenant Scott Thompson   scott.thompson@co.cass.mn.us
Location: Cass County LEC


 

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.

Access OPUE Training HERE

 


Law Enforcement Phlebotomist - 32 POST credits

Phlebotomy is the act of drawing blood for either testing or transfusion.  The purpose of this training is to prepare POST licensed law enforcement  professionals to successfully obtain blood samples from DWI arrestees pursuant to Minnesota statutes.  the training consists of three sections; an 8-hour online course, a 24-hour classroom section, and a clinical section that includes 50 successful blood draws at an ambulatory care site.  all equipment, supplies, and housing costs are paid.
Information on the August 2017 course can be found here:
 Training Announcement August 2017.pdfTraining Announcement August 2017.pdf


 

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.
 

Class Schedule

For course registration please contact Eric Zastrow at eric.zastrow@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.
 

Class Schedule

For course registration please contact Eric Zastrow at eric.zastrow@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.