Local deputies complete public safety courses
by Staff Report
May 22, 2011 | 903 views | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Two deputies with Bartow County Sheriff's Department recently completed an Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement course at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth County.

Corporal Calvin M. Edwards Jr. and Deputy Sheriff Matthew Pifer, completed the courses taught by the Georgia Police Academy Division.

The training program is designed to enhance law enforcement officer's ability to recognize the role of traffic enforcement and it's relationship to highway safety. Officers are trained to recognize psychophysical and clinical indicators of impairment that are consistent with a subject who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol and to take appropriate action.

A strong emphasis is placed on the proper administration of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and Standardized Field Sobriety Test battery and interpretation of results.

Funding for this program is provided by the Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety.