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.


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.

September Schenectady
September Dutchess (confirmed)
September Nassau
October Southampton
October Olean
October Lake Placid (confirmed)
October Nassau
November Watertown
November Oriskany
December Oneonta
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.


 
September
17 & 18
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, 19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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 September 3, 2014
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
October
19 & 22
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Lake Placid, NY
This course is a part of the New York Highway Safety Annual Fall Symposium. Students wishing to enroll in this course must also register for the Symposium. Symposium Registrations are available at http://www.itsmr.org/NY%20Highway%20Safety%20Conference.htm. The registration fee is $100 prior to October 1st and $125 after October 1st.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Application forms must be received by October 3, 2014
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.

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