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Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)

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 Evaluation & Classification Program

DRE Tracking Site

Missouri State DRE Website

Missouri DRE State Coordinator

DRE Regional Coordinators

DRE Regions

DRE Applicant Requirements

DRE Application

DRE Logo


Classroom Training Location: Jefferson City, MO
Field Certification Training Location: Phoenix, AZ
Dates: September 15-26, 2014

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DRE Class Group Photo

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.