DWI Testimony and DRE Related Topics


The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council’s Field Services Training Division in cooperation with the Connecticut Chief State’s Attorney’s Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Jacqueline P. McMahon, is offering a (1) one day seminar on DWI Testimony & DRE Related Topics. The course will be presented on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 8:00am to 4:00p.m., in classroom #1 at the Connecticut Police Academy located at 285 Preston Avenue Meriden, CT 06450. 

Impaired driving continues to present a serious public safety concern on our roadways throughout the state.  Traffic fatalities due to impaired drivers are the highest they have been in (15) fifteen years.  Investigations and prosecutions for DUI cases involve complex statutory and procedural requirements unlike other crimes.  In addition, there are frequent legislative and case law updates that impact on these cases.   

This full day course will touch upon the following areas:

  • DUI Essentials; Refresher with Case Law Updates
  • Report Writing Standards and Skills
  • Testifying About Your DUI Investigations
  • Drug-Impaired Driving and Impacts of Legislation and Case Law
  • Specialized Police Training in DUI Investigations and How to Utilize These Investigative Tools

This course is intended for officers who have some experience conducting DUI related stops and investigations.  This course is limited to (40) students. No prior testimony experience is required.  Light refreshments will be provided in the morning. 

Questions can be directed to Jacqueline McMahon, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor, Office of the Chief State’s Attorney, 860-258-5926, Jackie.McMahon@ctgov.

Please complete the registration form located on our website at www.ct.gov/post and forward it to the attention of Barbara Fullenwiley by email at Barbara.fullenwiley@ct.gov or fax to (203) 238-6119. The deadline date is Friday, December 3, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Training Division at 203-427-2622. 

Students who successfully complete the training program will be eligible for Review Training Credit as follows:

  • Curriculum Area:  610 Impaired Driving (7hrs)

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POSTC) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POSTC does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.