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Upcoming Training Classes
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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.


DRE 8-Hour Annual Recertification Class

Drug Recognition Experts must attend one of the 8 Re-certification classes that will be held during 2015 in order to maintain their certification. DREs must bring their equipment with them to class and be prepared to perform a full 12-Step Evaluation.



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.

March - Syracuse (confirmed)
April - Saratoga (confirmed)
April - Canton (confirmed)
May - Dunkirk (confirmed)
May - Penn Yan (confirmed)
 

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 the DRE Coordinator via e-mail at dmv.sm.safeny@dmv.ny.gov or by telephone at (518) 474-5111.


   
March 10 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #4
Oneida County STOP DWI, 200 Base Road, Oriskany, NY 13424
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Gary Bulinski at the Syracuse Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
March
16 & 17
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Syracuse Police Department, 511 South State Street, Syracuse, NY 13202
The training is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
See the course description for ARIDE.
Application forms must be received by March 2, 2015
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
March 31 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #1
Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department, 19 Tucker Drive, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Mel Bruschetti at the Town of Poughkeepsie Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
April 8 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #5
NYS University Police Department
SUNY Oneonta, 1 Alumni Hall, Police Academy Training Room, Oneonta, NY 13820
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Shawn Callahan at SUNY Oneonta Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
April
15 & 16
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
David Sullivan - St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy
SUNY Canton, 34 Cornell Drive, Dana Hall, Canton, NY 13617
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 April 1, 2015
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
April
20 & 21
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Music Hall, 3rd floor, City Hall, 474 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
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 April 10, 2015
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
May 19 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Long Island
Location to be determined.
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Jim Spadaro at the Suffolk County Police Department, Mike Kern at Suffolk County Sheriff's Office or Jim Panarello at the Nassau County Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
May
20 & 21
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Jamestown Community College - North, 10785 Bennett Road, Dunkirk NY 14048
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 May 6, 2015
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
 
May
26 & 27
Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Yates County Office, 417 Liberty Street, Penn Yan, NY 14527
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 May 2, 2015
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
September 22 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #2
Location to be determined.
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Beth Vena at the Niskayuna Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
October 6 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #7
Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy, Niagara University, Marian House, Niagara Falls, NY
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Jim Quattrone at the Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
October 7 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #3
Location to be determined.
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Clint Perrigo at the Potsdam Police Department. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.
   
November 4 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #6
Location to be determined.
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag.
See the course description, requirements and necessary forms to participate in DRE Recertification Training. The mandatory yearly training session is being offered to any DRE who needs to attend 8 hours of training for 2015. If you plan to attend, please contact Greg Walker at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. If you need to recertify within the next six months and your paperwork is complete, you may bring it with you.
Any other questions, please contact the State Coordinator.


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