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96 Hour Drug Recognition Expert Training

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Date: Monday, April 20, 2020
Ends On: Friday, May 01, 2020
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Decatur - MCLETC
1095 Rotary Way
Decatur, IL 62521
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Instructor: Tom Turek
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This training covers the following mandates:
Procedural Justice, Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Authority, & Law Updates

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Meets the criteria for the following mandated training: Procedural Justice, Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Authority, & Law Updates


The Drug Evaluation and Classification program has received national acclaim for its success in identifying drug-impaired drivers. Officers trained as Drug Recognition Experts (D.R.Es) are frequently called upon to differentiate between drug influence and medical and/or mental disorders. Their training is an extremely valuable tool in combatting the adverse impact of drug/alcohol-impaired driving in our communities.

On-site housing and food service is available for the attendees.

The DRE school is extremely demanding.

To receive certification as a D.R.E., three phases of training must be completed. The following is a summarization of each phase

Phase I: Pre-school April 20-21, 2020 This phase include Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) and introductory information on the seven categories. Students must pass a SFST proficiency test and achieve at least an 80% on the pre-school exam. Please note: Any student unable to meet these standards will not be permitted to attend the DRE school.

Phase II: DRE School April 22-24, April 27 May 1, 2020 This phase includes detailed instruction regarding physiology, vital signs, eye examinations, and their relationship to the seven drug categories. Students will learn how to conduct a 12-step evaluation on a drug-impaired subject. There are five written quizzes and a final written exam. Students must achieve a minimum passing score of 80% on the final exam in order to progress to the certification phase.

Certification Phase: (Times and locations TBD) After successfully completing the academic portion of the program, students must complete the certification phase. It is the student's responsibility to complete the certification requirements within six months of completing the DRE school. These requirements include conducting a minimum of 12 drug influence evaluations while under the supervision of a DRE instructor; identifying subjects under the influence of three of the seven drug categories; attaining a 75% toxicological confirmation rate. Additionally, students must maintain a progress log, rolling log, and submit a curriculum vitae (CV).

Finally, the student must pass a comprehensive final knowledge examination and obtain the written endorsement of two certified DRE instructors.

DRE certification is valid for two years from the date of initial certification. DREs must conduct a minimum of four evaluations every two years, submit an updated rolling log, an updated CV, and attend 8 hours of approved recertification training.

Non-Member Tuition: There is no tuition for attending this class as it is funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. Cancellations will also be posted to our mailing list and our Facebook and Twitter accounts.