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80 Hour Drug Recognition Expert

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Date: Monday, October 03, 2022
Ends On: Friday, October 14, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
SILEC Main Campus Training Room
2300 West Main Street
Belleville, IL 62226
Instructor: Tom Turek, Course Coordinator.
Class Limit: 20
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A drug recognition expert or drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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.
A DRE conducts a detailed, diagnostic examination of persons arrested or suspected of drug-impaired driving or similar offenses. Based on the results of the drug evaluation, the DRE forms an expert opinion on the following:
1.         Is the person impaired? If so, is the person able to operate a vehicle safely? If the DRE concludes that the person is impaired…
2.         Is the impairment due to an injury, illness or other medical complication, or is it drug-related? If the impairment is due to drugs…
3.         Which category or combination of categories of drugs is the most likely source of the impairment?