Public Safety Officers Take Field Sobriety Training at Lincoln University

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Lincoln University, Pa. - Thirteen officers from eight police departments gathered for three days of field sobriety testing training on the campus of Lincoln University.

“The Institute for Law Enforcement Education offers free courses for law enforcement, so this was a fantastic opportunity for our officers to gain valuable training as well as build good relationships with our surrounding departments,” said Stephen Madonna, police corporal and criminal investigator at Lincoln University.

Tom Winters of the Institute for Law Enforcement Education teaches law enforcement officers at Lincoln University during a training course on field sobriety testing from August 16-18, 2016.

The participating departments were Lincoln University, Oxford Borough, Coatesville, West Chester Borough, Macungie Borough, Ephrata Borough, Radnor Township, and Penn State Brandywine.

The Lincoln University Department of Public Safety hosted the course, which was taught by Tom Winters from the Institute for Law Enforcement Education, at the Wellness Center from August 16-18.

“We have the perfect facility for these trainings.  I am grateful to Capt. Evans, Capt. Connor, and to the University for allowing this training to take place.  I hope we can continue to work with ILEE in the future providing our officers with more advanced training opportunities.”

Law enforcement officers study during a course on field sobriety testing at Lincoln University from August 16-18, 2016.

The free course provided instructional and practical experience to sworn law enforcement officers by demonstrating techniques that can be used in the field for the detection of a person who is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.

Class participants were trained in the techniques of conducting the standardized test battery, including classroom training and practical instruction with volunteers.

Founded in 1984, the Institute for Law Enforcement Education is a recognized leader in law enforcement training, annually providing instruction to thousands of law enforcement professionals on a wide range of law enforcement subject areas.

Article and photos by Shelley Mix, Office of Communications & Public Relations