DRE (Drug Recognition Experts)

A DRE Deputy is a law enforcement officer who is specially trained to recognize impairment in drivers who are under the influence of drugs other than, in addition to, alcohol. A DRE goes through a course that consists of 80 hours of classroom training, along with hours of homework each day. After completing the classroom portion of the program, the student must complete 12 evaluations with an instructor  These evaluations are verified by toxicological testing.