New York State's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program

DRE Upcoming Training Classes

DRE School Applications are accepted only for scheduled classes. Applications must be approved by the State Coordinator.  You will be notified if your application has been approved. A link to the appropriate application is provided in the class listing. Currently scheduled classes are listed below.

The following courses are offered through the year. Descriptions include course prerequisites and requirements.


Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

The application period is now open for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School. Phase I of the course is being delivered Monday - Friday, February 23 - March 6, 2015 in Bethpage, NY. Phase II will be conducted in Jacksonville, Florida in late March or early April.

Interested officers must submit their completed application, and supporting documentation, directly to GTSC via fax, email or U.S. Mail. Applications must be received at GTSC by close of business on Friday, December 12, 2014. The application can be found at http://safeny.ny.gov/DRE/dre-web/forms-dre.htm. Incomplete applications or late applications will not be considered.

Several changes have been made for the upcoming training. Please read the 2015 DRE Course Announcement.



Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
2014 - 2015 Tentative Training Schedule

In an effort to assist law enforcement agencies with the ability to effectively plan for training, the Governor's Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is providing a tentative calendar of training dates and locations for Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) courses. These dates and locations are tentative and officers are encouraged to periodically check the GTSC website for more complete information as it becomes available. Officers should NOT complete a registration form until the training date and location has been confirmed on the GTSC website.

Specifics for confirmed courses are listed below.

November - Southampton (confirmed)
November - Oriskany (CANCELLED)
November - Malone (Course Full)
December - Oneonta (confirmed)
January - Broome
January - Batavia
March - Saratoga
March - Syracuse
April - Dunkirk
May - Canton
 

The ARIDE course builds on the Standardized Field Sobriety Test practitioner course. Proficiency of SFST is a requirement. Students will be required to pass an SFST proficiency evaluation on day 1 of this course. Failure to successfully complete the SFTST proficiency evaluation will result in dismissal from the course. Officers are very strongly encouraged to attend an SFST Refresher course prior to attending ARIDE. Officers should contact the Division of Criminal Justice Services, Office of Public Safety for more information on upcoming Refresher courses.

If you have any questions regarding the ARIDE training, please contact Jerry Miller via e-mail at gerard.miller@dmv.ny.gov or by telephone at (518) 486-6718.


 
November
5 & 6
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Southampton Police Department, 110 Old Riverhead Road, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Application forms must be received by October 22, 2014
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
November
17 & 18
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT
Oneida County STOP DWI - 200 Base Road, Oriskany, NY 13424
The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
November
19 & 20
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Registration Closed - Course Full
Franklin County Emergency Services, 55 Bare Hill Road, Malone, NY
The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
December
22 & 23
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Otsego County Police Academy, SUNY Oneonta, Alumni Hall, 51 West Dormitory Drive, Oneonta, NY
The training is from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Application forms must be received by December 8, 2014
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
February 23 - March 6, 2015 Drug Recognition Expert Training (DRE) - Phase 1
Bethpage, New York
Students who successfully complete Phase 1 will be sent to Jacksonville, FL for Phase 2 in late March or April 2015 for Field Certification Training.
See course the description and requirements to participate in the 2015 DRE Course Announcement.
The DRE School application must be received by December 12, 2014.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.

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