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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.

Law enforcement officers from various agencies attended the April 14-25, 2014 session of the Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy DRE Field Certification Training held at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Phoenix, AZ.

DRE School AZ 2016

Law enforcement officers from various agencies comprised DRE class 2015A which completed their certification process at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Department Dentention Center
in Phoenix, AZ.

DRE School AZ 2016 (2)

DRE class 2015A poses for a photo in front of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s “War on Drugs” Tank.

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