Becoming the Arkansas Traffic Law Expert
March 17, 2023
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Arkansas State Police Troop L Headquarters
1120 W Monroe Ave.
Lowell, AR 72745
Without proper instruction, Arkansas Traffic Law can appear complicated and overwhelming. Officers are often shortchanged, and experience difficulty knowing what laws coincide with the applicable offense. Knowing traffic law is crucial in order to be an effective and proactive police officer. Many of our greatest apprehensions begin on the foundational principles of understanding traffic law. “Becoming the Arkansas Traffic Law Expert” is meant to enhance every Arkansas police officer’s knowledge of traffic statutes and associated case law, while also providing an extreme gain in confidence.
Mistakes and embarrassments occur when police officers lack the education to know what they should be doing. This course is designed to provide clarification in relation to questions and myths on what officers can and cannot do. The course entails unique and little-known laws that many officers are unaware of. Additionally, it will provide a comprehensive understanding of how to utilize the correct laws in all settings. This is to include, but not limited to, traffic enforcement, pre-textual enforcement, patrol functions, and impaired driving. In terms of suppression, the first thing defense attorneys argue is the motor vehicle violation and its proper application. This course is critical in order to ensure cases stemming from traffic stops are built on a solid foundation, rather than a guessing game. Street Cop Training does not simply check the boxes, we give a career changing experience.
Since the beginning of his career, Sayer Smith has developed a passion for proactive police work and the enforcement of impaired driving. Sayer is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) and is an instructor for the SFST and DRE programs. Sayer also serves as a Field Training Officer and is assigned to the SWAT team. Sayer has received numerous law enforcement awards and was named the 2020 Officer of the Year for his department. In his capacity as a DRE, Sayer has been recognized as an Expert Witness in court in the areas of drug impairment and drug-impaired driving. Often sought-after for his knowledge of search and seizure case law, Sayer has helped numerous officers build strong cases through lawful approaches. Sayer has also been commended by several prosecutors and judges on his testimony in court proceedings. Sayer is a firm believer in building strong cases stemming from traffic stops. In his course, you will be motivated to become a more proactive police officer that makes traffic stops through proven and lawful methods backed by statutes and case law.