Training and Services
Our instructors have experience instructing the following classes: Crash Investigation and Reconstruction, Driving While Intoxicated Standardized Field Sobriety Test, RADAR and LIDAR, Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course, Drug Impaired Training for the Educational Professional, and D.O.T. Approved Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors.
Our instructors have provided crash investigation training to more than 500 police officers as well as providing DWI/Drug Impaired Driver Recognition training to more than 1,500 police officers. Our instructors have taught numerous classes throughout the United States. They have conducted over 550 presentations to more than 11,000 people including police officers, border patrol agents, lawyers, school and business administrators, and professional drivers. Training sessions have included, but are not limited to the following:
- Developed a D.O.T. approved Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors Course and presented at the New York State Department of Transportation Statewide Conference in Syracuse, NY and at the New York Public Transportation Association Statewide Conference in Albany, NY.
- School Bus Crash Scene Management & Investigation Course presented to the City of Syracuse School District Transportation Supervisors and private sector businesses.
- At- Scene Crash Investigation, Advanced Crash Investigation, and Crash Reconstruction Course presented throughout the United States.
- Drug Impaired Training for the Educational Professional (DITEP) presented at several locations across New York State including more than 45 courses regarding Over-The-Counter and Prescription Drug Program Compliance presented to transit authorities and businesses.
- Drug Recognition Expert Course presented to several statewide police agencies on behalf of International Association of Chiefs of Police.
Our team of experts has attended over 1,500 hours of training related to crash investigation and in excess of 550 hours of training related to drug use and impairment.
Project Responsibility is a four-hour class that has a prosecution, law enforcement, and educational component. The class teaches underage offenders, and those charged with providing alcoholic beverages to minors, the possible consequences associated with their actions.
There are two types of individuals commonly referred to Project Responsibility. The first is anyone under the age of 21 who has been charged with any of the following offenses: unlawful possession of an alcoholic beverage or unlawful possession of marijuana, possession of a fake or fictitious license, or anyone under 25 years old charged with DWI or DWAI. The second typical referral is any adult charged with providing alcoholic beverages to minors at a private residence.
Persons who are charged with selling alcohol to minors from a licensed commercial establishment are advised to attend a Responsible Server Training Class that is also provided by Traffic Safety Research.
Classes are now being held virtually.
Project Responsibility class is held from 9AM – 1PM at the Justice Center located at 555 S. State St. in Syracuse, NY 13202. Persons attending the class should arrive no later than 8:50AM, and should have a seat inside the Visitor’s Entrance. Attendees are required to bring the $100.00 admission fee in the form of cash or a certified check/money order made payable to: Onondaga County STOP-DWI. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the training session. All attendees MUST pre-register for Project Responsibility by calling 315-750-0035.
**Schedule is subject to change**
The scheduled 2020 training dates are:
November 4th, 2020
December 2nd, 2020
Reasonable Suspicion Training for Supervisors
This 2.5-hour course provides attendees with the basic knowledge and skills needed to determine whether reasonable suspicion exists to require an employee to undergo drug testing. The training meets the requirements of 49 CFR Part 40.
The training will cover the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators associated with probable alcohol misuse and use of controlled substances.
The course is instructed by a nationally certified drug recognition expert who has instructed over 400 classes to more than 8000 people.
NYS Liquor Authority Approved ATAP Course
This three hour course provides the necessary information to help prevent attendees from making an illegal sale of alcoholic beverages to minors, visibly intoxicated persons, and habitual drunkards. The course discusses the best practices and policies to avoid making costly mistakes, and teaches attendees how to identify fake or altered identifications. The course will provide attendees with any legal updates that can effect the way business is conducted.
Recognizing Impaired Persons Training
The Recognizing Impaired Persons course teaches attendees the signs and symptoms of probable alcohol misuse, and the signs and symptoms of probable drug use.
This four hour course provides attendees with the basic knowledge and skills needed to identify, document, and communicate their observations of persons who appear to be impaired.
This course will cover the physical, behavioral, speech, and performance indicators associated with probable alcohol misuse and/or drug use. In addition, attendees will learn the most commonly abused drug categories, current trends, and common methods of use.