We were well quizzed on signs of impairment, like pupil dilation and bruxism, and while I can't claim to be a Drug Recognition Expert, I do feel these days were two days very well spent. Many props to the California Highway Patrol for presenting this training. The officers there were totally human, and from a public relations standpoint, they could not have presented themselves in a better manner: down-to-earth, intelligent, professional, and with a good sense of humor (as they munched on donuts this morning).
**Note: this "rave" (pun intended - I learned more than I ever thought I needed to know about raves in this thing too) review is quite biased for a couple of reasons. One, I was able to fulfill my life dream of biking to work today, and unless you know me personally, you can't know just how great that was for me - flies, 90 degrees, loud trucks, and all. Two, I love law enforcement: it's exciting, it's fun, it's rewarding, and I don't think there is anything else necessary, besides nicer uniforms. In my next life, I'll be a big, burly man cop that gets to carry around a gun. For now, you say you'll pay me to spend two days hanging out with highway patrol officers? Yes, please.