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Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

A drug recognition expert (DRE), sometimes referred to as a drug recognition evaluator, is an individual who has successfully completed all phases of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program’s (DECP) training requirements for certification as established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A DRE is skilled in detecting and identifying persons under the influence of drugs and in identifying the category or categories of drugs causing the impairment.

Drug Recognition Expert State Coordinator

Scott Gary
Acting DRE/SFST State Coordinator
Missouri Safety Center
sgary@ucmo.edu
(660) 543-4573  office

WHAT IS A DRE?

A drug recognition expert (DRE), sometimes referred to as a drug recognition evaluator, is an individual who has successfully completed all phases of the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program’s (DECP) training requirements for certification as established by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). A DRE is skilled in detecting and identifying persons under the influence of drugs and in identifying the category or categories of drugs causing the impairment.

Interested in becoming a DRE?  Click on link in navigator: DRE Applicant Requirements

Law enforcement officers from various agencies attended the December 2019 DRE Field Certification Training held at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, AZ.

2019 Winter DRE class taking their final knowledge exam at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office Training Academy.

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