Drug Evaluation Classification Program (DECP/DRE)

A National Transportation Safety Program focusing on the apprehension of impaired drivers

The course trains candidate law enforcement officers as Drug Recognition Expert (DREs) through a three-phase training curriculum that includes Drug Recognition Pre-School, Drug Recognition Expert School, and Drug Recognition Field Certification. Once trained and certified, DREs become highly effective officers skilled in the detection and identification of a person impaired or affected by alcohol and/or drugs.