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

Upcoming DRE & ARIDE Training Classes

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Drug Recognition 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.


     
May 16 & 17 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Saratoga Wilton Elks Club, 1 Elks Lane, Saratoga Springs, 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 May 4, 2017
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
May 22 & 23 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Mohawk Valley Community College, Room IT225, 1101 Sherman Drive, Utica, 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 May 10, 2017
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
June 8 & 9 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Southampton Town Police Department, 110 Old Riverhead Rd, Hampton Bays, 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 June 2, 2017
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
June 15 & 16 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Suffolk County Police Academy, 502 Wicks Road, Brentwood, 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 June 2, 2017
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
July 17 - 28 Drug Recognition Expert Training (DRE) - Phase 1
Homewood Suites, Woods Park Drive, Clinton, New York 13323
Students who successfully complete Phase 1 will be sent to Jacksonville, FL for Phase 2 in mid-August 2017 for Field Certification Training.
See course the description and requirements to participate in the 2017 DRE Course Announcement (pdf).
The DRE School application must be received by Monday, April 3, 2017.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
September 18 - 22 Drug Recognition Expert Training (DRE) Instructor School for 2017
Suffolk County Correctional Facility, 200 Suffolk Ave, Yaphank, NY 11980 Interested officers must submit their completed application, supporting documentation, and 15 minute teaching video directly to GTSC via fax, email, dropbox or U.S. Mail. Applications must be received at GTSC by close of business on Friday, April 28, 2017. 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.
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
September 19 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #2
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Center, 121 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, NY
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 2017. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND! This year you will conduct a full 12 step evaluation. 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 2 & 3 Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
Zone 5 Law Enforcement Training Center, 121 Erie Blvd., Schenectady, 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 September 20, 2017
Any questions or for more information, please contact the State Coordinator.
     
October 4 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #3
Potsdam Police Department, 38 Main Street, Potsdam, NY
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 2017. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND! This year you will conduct a full 12 step evaluation. 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 4 Mandatory Yearly DRE Recertification Training
Region #6
Genesee County Fire Training Facility, 7690 State Street Road, Batavia, NY
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 2017. If you plan to attend, please contact the State Coordinator via email. You will receive a confirmation email to attend this course. IF YOU DO NOT REGISTER YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND! This year you will conduct a full 12 step evaluation. 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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