SFST Instructor Development Course – Peru PD

SFST Instructor Development Course – Peru PD

05-01-2023 8:00 AM - 05-05-2023 5:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu

Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

SFST Instructor Development Course

Instructor: Dave Christiansen & Ari Briskman

May 1-5, 2023

8am – 5pm

Class will meet at: Peru PD, 2650 N. Peoria Street, Peru, IL

Enrollment Deadline:  May 25, 2023

Course Size:  Max 30

Course Description:

This 40-hour course will provide all participants with a foundation in effective instruction principles, effective learning environments, promoting participation and interaction, and delivering effective feedback. The course teaches participants how to incorporate creative training techniques to deliver interactive presentations using techniques and/or materials that reinforce learning. To provide the opportunity for participants to apply instruction techniques demonstrated during the course, each participant is required to design and deliver a presentation on a session in the DWI/SFST curriculum. Strong emphasis is placed on assisting individual participants to expand and improve their teaching and training skills, regardless of their level of experience. This course will also focus on improving fundamental skills of delivering effective feedback. Experienced instructors will demonstrate effective feedback measures throughout the course. Participants are given opportunities to apply effective feedback measures during the final participant presentations. Participants will also receive access to the latest digital resources on the Dynamic Impairment LLC website including flow charts, sample reports for a variety of situations, cheat sheets, research studies, case law and more. This course is taught by DRE Instructors under the control and approval of the Illinois DRE/SFST Program State Coordinator.

Course Topics:

  • Explain adult learning principles and their importance in conducting effective training
  • Identify and describe the three domains of learning and give examples of each domain in the context of DWI enforcement
  • Define and describe the four-step process of teaching and learning
  • Discuss how to increase learning efficiency by involving learners more fully in the learning process
  • Describe and apply specific guidelines for conducting each step of the four-step process of teaching and learning
  • Use appropriate questioning techniques to enhance participants’ involvement in presentations
  • Use visual aids to improve the effectiveness of presentations
  • Plan and manage an alcohol workshop
  • Administer the use of NHTSA/IACP-approved videos for optional DWI Detection and SFST training
  • Describe the documents that make up the standard curriculum packages for the DWI Detection and SFST School
  • Describe the content and format of the lesson plans for the DWI Detection and SFST School
  • Describe the characteristics of a good SFST instructor
  • Carry out the instructor preparation tasks for any session of the SFST School

About the Instructor’s

David Christiansen

David Christiansen has been a Deputy with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office since 2009. His career started with the Genoa Police Department in 2003 as an auxiliary officer. In 2006 he was sworn as a police officer. He is a 2006 graduate of Western Illinois University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration.

David is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE). He did his training and field certification with the Milwaukee Police Department in Wisconsin. David is a certified SFST and DRE Instructor. He instructs Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), and Drug Recognition Expert courses throughout Illinois. David is also a traffic crash investigator and truck enforcement officer.

Ari Briskman

Ari Briskman has served as a law enforcement officer in northeastern Illinois for nearly 15 years. Ari graduated from Western Illinois University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Law Enforcement and Justice Administration. Ari is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Public Safety Administration from Western Illinois University.

Ari’s dedication to impaired driving enforcement is exemplified by his service as a Drug Recognition Expert, Drug Recognition Expert – Instructor, and Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor. Ari has been recognized many times by the Alliance Against Intoxicated Motorists, an organization for which he also serves on the Board of Directors, as a Top Cop for DUI enforcement.

In furtherance of his commitment to traffic safety, Ari is a certified traffic crash reconstructionist, and he serves as a Team Leader for a county-wide, multijurisdictional crash investigation team. Ari developed the organization’s policies and procedures for the first Drug Recognition Expert Team which have been sought-after as models for other multijurisdictional crash investigation teams throughout the country.

In addition to his primary law enforcement duties, Ari serves as a Senior Consultant for Dynamic Impairment LLC, a law enforcement training and consulting firm. Throughout Illinois, Ari has taught the following courses: Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (basic and refresher), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor Development, Drug Recognition Expert (preliminary school and seven-day school), Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development, and Comprehensive Impaired Driving Enforcement.

Ari also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Homeland Security Training Institute at the College of DuPage. In this capacity, Ari developed and teaches course material on drug impairment in the workplace and impaired driving enforcement.


Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil Rights 2 hours Const. Use of LE Authority 2 hours, and Legal Updates 16 hours

SFST Instructor Development Course – Peru PD