For many years there has been a growing concern about the level of alcohol enforcement activities and recognition of the need for DWI Law Enforcement Training. Although some training units have been incorporated in a few police academies, primarily in chemical testing and arrest procedure, little had been done to develop courses of instruction for law enforcement officers in dealing with alcohol related offenses per se. In order to provide this needed curriculum, the Michigan Office of Highway Safety Planning awarded a contract to the Highway Traffic Safety Center in 1972 to develop and test an alcohol enforcement training program for law enforcement officers. The Highway Traffic Safety Center was then awarded a contract by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to convert the Michigan Police Alcohol Training Course material into an instructional package that could be used in states other than Michigan. Three field trials were conducted to test the revised training package and one to assess potential problems in the use of the package. The DWI Law Enforcement Training program consists of the following basic materials: (1) Instructor's Manual, Which contains lesson plans, learning activites, course content and teaching strategies; (2) Student Manual, which is intended to serve as a workbook to assist the trainee in successfully completing the course; (3) Course Guide, which gives an overview of the instrutional program; (4) Packet of Instructional Aids, which contain films, video tapes and transparencies; (5) Packet of Evaluation Instruments, which contains forms used in student and course evaluation; and (6) Final Report, which describes the project. The DWI Law Enforcement Training program, when implemented nationally, should improve the alcohol enforcement activities of law enforcement officers. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Michigan State University, East Lansing

    Highway Traffic Safety Center
    East Lansing, MI  United States  48824
  • Authors:
    • Carnahan, J E
    • Holmes, D M
    • Keyes, J A
    • Stemler, J D
    • Dreveskracht, C L
  • Publication Date: 1974-8

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 544 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00132084
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Highway Safety Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT/HS 801 222
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-334-3-645
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1976 12:00AM