CJK0403V

DUI Traffic Stops

Course Code:
CJK0403V

Credit Hours:
24 clock hours

Effective beginning:
2021-22

 

 

Course Description:
This course is a component of the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy. It introduces the student to the basic rules for conducting safe and effective DUI stops, including identifying a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, conducting field sobriety tests, and completing a DUI investigation. It includes classroom instruction and practical proficiency exercises.

Course Details

Prerequisites:

This course is open only to students admitted to the Law Enforcement Florida CMS Basic Recruit Academy.

Instructors:

TBD

 

Required textbooks/ course materials:

Florida Law Enforcement Academy Volume 1 © 2021 by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). All rights reserved. ISBN 13: ISBN 10: Published by XanEdu Publishing, Inc.  (Provided)

 

Assignment/course outline:

Unit 1: DUI Basics

Lesson 1: Effects on Society and Deterrence

Lesson 2: Alcohol and Drug Impairment

Lesson 3: Legal Issues

Lesson 4: DUI Field Notes

Unit 2: Conducting the DUI Investigation

Lesson 1: DUI Detection Process

Lesson 2: Phase One: Vehicle in Motion

Lesson 3: Phase Two: Personal Contact

Lesson 4: Phase Three: Pre-Arrest Screening

Unit 3: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Lesson 1: Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN)

Lesson 2: Walk and Turn

Lesson 3: One-Leg-Stand

Unit 4: Concluding the DUI Investigation

Lesson 1: Law Enforcement Action

Lesson 2: The DUI Packet

 

 

Discipline-level learning outcomes:

DUI Traffic Stops is an approved course by Florida Department of Law Enforcement for the purpose of Law Enforcement Certification.  See chart below.

 

Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Understand the effects of alcohol on the human body, drivers, and society
  • Understand the effects of prescribed, illegal, or combined drugs on the human body, drivers, and society
  • Explain some of the legal terms and concepts associated with a DUI traffic stop
  • Understand the role of the DUI detection process when making decisions during a DUI traffic stop
  • Make the decision whether to stop a vehicle in motion driven by an impaired driver
  • Make a decision regarding whether to administer an SFST to a driver after interviewing and observing them in and exiting their vehicle
  • Understand the history of the SFST, maintaining the reliability and validity while administering the tests, and preparing to conduct the tests
  • Administer a HGN test and VGN check to an impaired driver
  • Administer a walk-and-turn test to an impaired driver
  • Administer a one-leg stand test to an impaired driver
  • Make the decision to arrest the impaired driver and continue the investigation with a breath, urine, or blood test
  • Write a descriptive DUI report that clearly provides probable cause for arresting an impaired driver

 

Demonstrate mastery of Law Enforcement knowledge and skills.

Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

Apply critical thinking and problem-solving proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

Demonstrate team building, interpersonal, and ethical skills as appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement work setting.

Demonstrate leadership, organizational, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Law Enforcement workplace.

Demonstrate skills required for state certification and employment as a law enforcement officer.

 

Tests

 

Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  • Lecture
  • Role Play
  • Videos
  • Quizzes

 

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