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Office of Traffic Safety

A Division of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Enforcement Grant Programs

​​​​Enforcement Grant Program 

The Enforcement grant program provides federal funds to law enforcement agencies to conduct enhanced traffic enforcement that focuses on impaired driving, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving. Questions? Contact Shannon Grabow (651) 201-7063.

Enforcement Grants

2023 Documents​

ROAR - Realtime Officer Activity Reporting

All law enforcement - https://app.dps.mn.gov/ROAR

​Individual Officer Activity Report/log (If unable to log into ROAR, this paper log can be used until ROAR is available to the agency.)

  • Create a new log
  • Edit previous logs
  • View all logs

ROAR Administrators - https://app.dps.mn.gov/ROAR/admin

  • Add an officer
  • Update contact information of officers within your agency
  • Unlock an account within your agency
  • Password reset
  • View logs of officers within your agency

Cheat Sheets


Training Requirements:

Every officer working OTS grant-funded shifts must be trained in the following:


Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)
  • 16 POST credits
16 hours
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) (replaced DTID on Oct. 1, 2016) or Drugs That Impair Driving (DTID)
  • 14 POST credits – ARIDE
  • 9 POST credits - DTID
14 hours - ARIDE
Occupant Protection Usage and Enforcement (OPUE)
  • 3 POST credits
3 hours


Drugs That Impair Driving (DTID) was replaced by the classroom ARIDE on October 1, 2016. If an officer has taken DTID at any time in their career, the online ARIDE course is all that is required as a refresher within five years of the DTID date. Officers are not required to take a classroom ARIDE course if they have taken DTID.


All training courses are required to be refreshed within five years of their original training date and every subsequent five years after that.


Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)-DWI Update 
  • 4 POST credits
4 hours
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
  • 6 POST credits
6 hours
Occupant Protection Usage and Enforcement (OPUE)
  • 3 POST credits
3 hours


If officers in your agency are unable to satisfy these training requirements, contact your DPS-OTS enforcement grant coordinator to request an exception. Potential reasons for exceptions include (but not limited to):

  • Training is not available within a reasonable travel distance
  • Low staffing levels
  • Reduced training budget​

The Office of Traffic Safety strongly supports enhanced traffic enforcement training. Given the current challenges several law enforcement agencies are facing, we realize these training requirements may prevent some officers from working grant-funded shifts during a time that traffic enforcement is needed more than ever. Any exception to the training requirements will only be for this federal fiscal year. 

If you have any training questions for your officers, contact: Shannon Grabow, OTS Enforcement Coordinator

ARIDE Online - 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.
Read the course access instructions and frequently asked questions.


To host a course, contact:

Sgt. Tyler Milless, SFST-DRE Coordinator
(651) 297-7132

​Occupant Protection Usage & Enforcement (OPUE) - 3 POST credits​

This three-hour online training 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.