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OVI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety

Course ID: OSP-OVISFST2019

The one day refresher course is designed to enhance the skills required to detect, apprehend and prosecute persons operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. The course includes classroom instruction and controlled exercises structured to give the officer practical experience in the evaluation of the adverse effects of alcohol/drugs on driving ability. The classroom refresher consists of the three Phases of Detection; Concepts & Principles; Arrest and Trial Preparation; and Dry Lab. Students receive a refresher on the SFST tests, consisting of the horizontal gaze nystagmus test, walk-and-turn test, and one-leg stand test, as developed and recommended by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Requirement(s): Be a certified law enforcement officer and have completed a certified SFST course OR a prosecuting attorney located within the state of Ohio. Students are encouraged to bring note taking supplies and a laptop and/or tablet, as the training material will be accessed electronically. The NHTSA SFST manual should be accessed prior to the course via http://ohiohighwaysafetyoffice.ohio.gov/index.aspx.

Please visit the Public Safety Training Campus for upcoming regional dates.

Training Schedule

  • May 17, 2019
  • December 11, 2019

Course Details

  • Class size: 30
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When Available; please contact the Academy Scheduler at (614) 466-4896.
  • Cost: None, NHTSA-funded
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Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

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Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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