Training Opportunities

The NY State STOP-DWI Association and Foundation work together to provide professional training opportunities for our partners.  These seminars are free of charge and are funded by local STOP-DWI programs in conjunction with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.  They are designed to provide up-to-date information and tools for law enforcement, prosecutors, educators, probation and treatment professionals.

The NY State STOP-DWI Foundation, Inc., through funding from the NYS Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee is pleased to sponsor regional trainings to benefit local STOP-DWI efforts in New York State. These seminars are free of charge and are designed help police, prosecution, education, prevention, probation and treatment professionals to prevent impaired driving.

Check back soon for details on this year's training schedule which will include:

"High in Plain Sight" and "Recognizing Impaired Persons"


'HIGH IN PLAIN SIGHT" Presented by "Tall Cop" Jermaine Galloway

Stay tuned to register for the 2018 trainings and for further information including specific time and location for each training. (Lunch is provided at each location)
 
Allegany County July 11, 2017 Broome County July 12, 2017
Otsego County July 17, 2017 Albany County July 18, 2017
Oswego County July 31, 2017 Ontario County August 1, 2017
Rockland County September 5, 2017 Nassau County September 6, 2017
Washington County September 25, 2017 Franklin County September 26, 2017

The High in Plain Sight training is a comprehensive course on the latest alcohol and drug use trends. The presentation covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. (This training qualifies for 6 hours of CASAC credit)

The High in Plain Sight training will feature Officer Jermaine Galloway, a retired police officer who, during his career, specialized in alcohol retail compliance checks, underage drinking party enforcement, fake ID training, drug identification and DWI enforcement. Mr. Galloway is certified in drug identification, alcohol beverage laws and community policing.  He has received recognition from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Current Alcohol, Drug, and Concealment Trends and Identifiers:

This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, prosecutors, probation officers, school administration, treatment, counselors, and parents. This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This session can also cover common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, in addition to the impact on traffic safety.  

This session is unique, in that it provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture, everything is person-specific and has different meanings to different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day.

Officer Galloway tailors this session to each community that he teaches in, and constantly updates this training to keep up with the current trends. Once in your community, Officer Galloway conducts a community scan spending time walking through many of your local malls, convenience stores and retail stores, identifying popular culture alcohol and other items that promote drug abuse. This allows the community to know what is going on locally, in their own retail stores. Galloway also covers the impact of legalization, if this affects your state.

For each person to help prevent youth and adult substance abuse, you MUST know what is going on in your community.


"RECOGNIZING IMPAIRED PERSONS" Presented by Gary Bulinski

Stay tuned to register for the 2018 trainings and for further information including specific time and location for each training.
 
Albany County March 3, 2017 Oswego County March 17, 2017
Washington May 16, 2017 Westchester County May 17, 2017
Ulster County June 15, 2017 Fulton County August 11, 2017

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. It 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.

This training series will feature Gary Bulinski, president of Traffic Safety Research LLC., who has more than twenty-four  years of experience in law enforcement and has spent a majority of his time detecting alcohol and drug impaired persons and conducting crash investigations.  Mr. Bulinski is a now retired, former nationally certified Drug Recognition Expert Instructor as recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.