I spent this past weekend at a certification course to gain the same certification the police officers have in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. I was going to attempt a daily blog about the course, but I ended up too tired with with too much to do each day I went home.
This course certifies the participant as a practitioner in Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. It was put on by Lance Platt. This is the same course that the police go through. It also provides the students with the latest edition of the SFST manual (August 2008.)
All in all, it was a fantastic course. Nice to learn some new information, but also particularly nice to know the exact training the officers go through… or lack thereof. That is some of the stuff I plan on writing about. How, although this 2.5 day course is good, it is no where near enough information I would like a police officer to have when taking away someones liberty.
I’ll put up some new blog posts soon of some of the tidbits I learned, and how they can help in trial.
It was nice to see some of the other local DFW attorneys at the course. Fellow blogger Troy Burleson was there, along with Deandra Grant of Plano, Kim Tucker of Pllano, Chris Hoover of Plano, Douglas Wilder of Dallas, and Denver McCarty of Denton. I was actually a little surprised not to see more local attorneys there.