Although the indicators of impairment from alcohol are familiar and well know, impairment by other drugs may be harder to detect and describe.
A webinar set for 2 to 3:30 p.m. August 12 will discuss the indicators of impairment officers can expect to see with drivers who are suspected to be under the influence of drugs other than alcohol, especially with respect to the SFSTs. This session will also discuss the validation of the SFSTs for drug impaired driving cases.
This session will be presented by Joseph Jones, System Director, from the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory.
There is no charge to attend this webinar, but you must register in advance by clicking here:
This webinar will be worth 1.8 hours of CLE, Missouri Bar Course Number 681493. It is also worth 1.5 hours of POST credit in the area of Technical Studies.
Officers who wish to receive POST credit should pay special attention to the instructions below. Be advised that there will be polls conducted during this webinar to ensure your attentiveness. You MUST respond to EVERY poll (and your response must be recorded by the system) in order to receive POST credit—NO EXCEPTIONS.
To ensure a smooth registration process, please register at least 4 hours in advance of the webinar. You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the webinar after your registration is approved. If you do not receive this email, please contact me ASAP. I will not be able to help you join if you contact me right before the webinar or after the webinar is already in session.
Also, if you cannot attend this webinar at the scheduled time but want to watch it, please go ahead and register and you will automatically receive a link to a recording two days after the presentation.
Instructions Concerning POST Credit for Webinars
POST requires that law enforcement attendance at webinars be monitored during the course of the webinar. This monitoring will occur in several ways. First, poll questions will pop up periodically during the webinar which law enforcement officers will be required to answer. Law enforcement officers will need to respond to these questions promptly after the poll is sent out. The poll will remain open for only a short time to minimize interruption to the presentation. If the system does not record a response from you for all of the poll question(s), you will NOT receive POST credit for the webinar. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Also, the webinar program monitors and rates all attendees’ level of attentiveness during the webinar. It tracks whether your screen is minimized, how often your mouse is moved, whether you submitted questions to the presenter, and whether you responded to the poll(s). Based on all of these factors, the program rates your level of attentiveness. An exceptionally low rating may affect your ability to receive POST credit. To ensure that you do receive credit, please keep the webinar screen maximized, occasionally move your mouse during the session, and respond to all poll questions.
Law enforcement officers who receive an adequate attentiveness score will receive a POST certificate for the webinar via the email address used to register for the webinar. Please note that only one officer per email address may receive POST credit. Only the person registered to view the webinar through a specific email address may receive credit.
Please also note that if you wish to receive POST credit for attending this webinar, you MUST enter your POST license number when registering. We will not be able to issue a certificate unless this number is provided.
Finally, be advised that watching this webinar on a phone or other mobile device may prevent you from responding to the polls as required. If you are not able to respond to the polls, you will not be awarded credit—no exceptions. Also, if you attend via telephone only, i.e. you call in and can hear the discussion but not see the presentation, there will be no record of your attendance and credit will not be awarded—no exceptions.
If you have questions or concerns about receiving POST credit for a webinar, please feel free to contact me at Susan.Glass@prosecutors.mo.gov or at 573-301-2630.
Susan Glass, Deputy Director/Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor
Missouri Office of Prosecution Services