Events & Training: Event Detail: FREE 8-HR SFST Refresher Course

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Event Name FREE 8-HR SFST Refresher Course
Status Open
Start 06/04/2013 08:00 AM
End 06/04/2013 17:00 PM
Registration Deadline 06/01/2013 00:00 AM
 Location Hempstead, TX (Hempstead Recreation Center)
635 Business 290 East
HempsteadTexas  77445
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 Member Fee FREE
 Non-Member Fee FREE
Class Code 2178
Credit Hours 8
Max Class Size 20
Description The SFST Training Program is an 8 hour refresher course designed to improve the administration and overall consistency of the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) Battery. Our mission is to decrease alcohol-related crashes, injuries, and deaths by promoting DWI deterrence and enforcement proficiency.  
Instructor Bio


Texas SFST Program Manager

Email: David.McGarah@txsfst.org


David McGarah began his career in Law Enforcement in 1978. He has experience working in both City and County Government and has held numerous titles such as Lieutenant, SWAT Commander, Coordinator of the Federal SWAT School for the Department of Defense, Training Coordinator, Investigator, Sergeant, Senior Patrolman, and Patrolman.

During his career in law enforcement, David was a member of the Traffic Unit, Supervised Training Unit, Range Unit, Fugitive Unit, Narcotics, K9 Unit, SWAT, and the Swift Water Dive Team. David has worked with the DEA, Customs Enforcement, and several other agencies throughout his career. He also worked for TCOLE (formerly TCLEOSE) as a Special Agent and Investigator and has worked in the Private Securities industry for over 30 years.

David has been with TMPA since 2010 and started with the Texas SFST Program in 2011 as a Staff Instructor. David has been the Texas SFST Program Manager since February 2014.

Education, Licenses and Certificates:

Master Peace Officer License, Basic Instructor Proficiency Certificate,  SFST Instructor Proficiency Certificate, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Math and Criminal Justice.