Governor's Traffic Safety Committee

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

Upcoming DRE & ARIDE Training Classes
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DRE Training
DRE Training in Dutchess County at an
alcohol workshop.
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) Instructor School for 2016

The application period is now open for the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Instructor 5 day School. Location will be in Albany and tentative dates are Fall 2016.

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, July 15, 2016. The DRE Instructor application can be found at http://safeny.ny.gov/DRE/dre-web/forms-dre.htm. Incomplete applications or late applications will not be considered.


     
June 20 & 21 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Southampton Town 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 June 10, 2016
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
August 22 -
September 2
Drug Recognition Expert Training (DRE) - Phase 1
Suffolk County, New York
Students who successfully complete Phase 1 will be sent to Jacksonville, FL for Phase 2 in early-mid September 2016 for Field Certification Training.
See course the description and requirements to participate in the 2016 DRE Course Announcement.
The DRE School application must be received by May 9, 2016.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
September 20 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #2
SUNY Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12222
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag and a fully charged tablet.
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 2016. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. 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 2 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #6
Genesee County Fire Training Facility, 7690 State Street Road, Batavia, NY 14020
The training is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Bring your DRE Bag and a fully charged tablet.
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 2016. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email and Greg Walker at the Genesee County Sheriff's Office. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. 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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