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Department Asks Citizens to Get Drunk to Train Recruits on SFSTs

The Kutztown Borough (PA) Police Department received thousands of responses to a request posted to Facebook for three citizen volunteers to help officers in training. The training in question was to help officers learn how to administer Standardized Field Sobriety Tests during suspected DUI traffic stops, and the volunteers would have to be willing to let the department get them drunk.

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Video: TX Officer Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver During Sobriety Test

El Paso Officer Andy Rodriguez was conducting a field sobriety test on a suspected drunk driver when another suspected drunk driver drove into an assisting patrol car and pushed it into Rodriguez. It all happened while a dash cam was rolling.

TX Officer Struck by Alleged Drunk Driver During Sobriety Test

El Paso Officer Andy Rodriguez, a 23-year veteran, was conducting a field sobriety test on a suspected drunk driver when another suspected drunk driver drove into an assisting patrol car and pushed it into Rodriguez. It all happened while a dash cam was rolling. More Here.

Sobriety Testing Device

The purpose of the HGPen is to provide a standardized instrument for the horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) test battery by indicating to the officer how long each test must be administered.

EasyCal

Lifeloc Technologies' EasyCal automates routine breathalyzer calibration and compliance-based verification checks and record keeping. EasyCal is designed to prevent accidental calibration errors.

Sobriety Testing Device

The HGPen is designed to greatly improve the muscle memory needed for the HGN test battery and allow officers to focus on clues and officer safety, not counting and worrying about test battery order and application.

Handling DUI Stops

There is a tendency to shy away from DUIs unless you are part of a specialty unit that deals with them all the time. But I think we can reverse this trend through understanding and training.

App Review: U.S. Cop

With this review of U.S. Cop, POLICE Magazine launches a twice-monthly series of reviews of smartphone apps for officers on both the iPhone and Android platforms.

Portable Statswab Device Tests for Drugs in Under Ten Minutes

Statswab is a rapid, on-site drug test device that tests for up to 10 drugs using oral fluids. Officers can use Statswab, which is distributed by Micro-Distributing, when breath alcohol devices show a low or no reading, but impairment is apparent.