Time, Distance and Shielding - SFST Best Practices

How officers can utilize time, distance and shielding to protect themselves and the public while conducting Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) is critical to the job.  This session will explain how NASBLA, Louisiana State University (LSU), The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Center for Biomedical Research and Training (NCBRT) partnered to create two quick training videos to remind officers how to stay safe while conducting BUI/DWI investigations.

Todd Radabaugh

Executive Director, StreetSafe

Todd Radabaugh currently serves as the executive director of StreetSafe, a nonprofit organization that works with court systems in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Tennessee. StreetSafe utilizes first responders to conduct hands-on driving programs to bring awareness of common crash causes to young drivers. In addition, StreetSafe conducts drug and alcohol education classes, in partnership with the court system, throughout North Carolina.

Radabaugh retired from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) at the rank of captain after 30 years of service. The day after his retirement, Radabaugh was sworn in with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. He has been a Standing Standardized Field Sobriety Testing instructor for twenty years, and has been instructing the Seated Battery since 2010. Radabaugh became both the first Drug Recognition Expert, and Drug Recognition Expert Instructor in North Carolina, whose primary duties were maritime-based and did not involve traffic enforcement. In 2012, he was recognized as North Carolina’s Drug Recognition Expert of the Year.

In his free time, Radabaugh enjoys hunting, fishing, surfing and spending time with his family.  He keeps his fifteen-month old granddaughter four days a week while her parents are at work and has learned how to maximize productivity during her two-hour nap windows.