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R2 Drug Recognition Expert School-Meridian 2023

June 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Course Number:     R2 256

Description:   DRE School  2023

The Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Program has proven successful in identifying the drug impaired driver.  DREs are frequently called upon to differentiate between drug influence, medical issues and/or mental disorders.  The certified DRE is an extremely valuable tool for combating the adverse impact of drug and alcohol impaired driving in Idaho.

To be considered for DRE training, applicants must meet the following required criteria:

    • Must have a minimum of two years of service (excluding Reserve time) and/or recommendation from a DRE Instructor.
    • Must be off probation with your agency.
    • Must be a certified SFST practitioner, successfully completed ARIDE (Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement) training and possess current Intoxilyzer, Draeger, Lifeloc FC20 or Alco-Sensor III certified.
    • Must have a reasonable background and experience level of making DUI arrests.
    • Must submit a minimum of two actual DUI arrest reports for review.

DRE School Application

Dates:       Classroom training:  June 19 – 30, 2023 

Field certification Training:
ill be held in August in Mesa, Arizona, exact dates to be determined.  There will be two groups going to Mesa. 

Time:        0800 – 1700  Plus 2 Alcohol Workshops

Credit Hours:   88 hours     June  classroom


Idaho POST/ISP Training Complex
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID

Cost: Tuition Free

The Statewide Impaired Driving Coordinator Program will cover most of the expenses of attending the DRE School and Field Certification Training.  The SIDC Program will pay for per diem and hotel while at the two week DRE School.  The SIDC Program will also cover per diem, hotel and rental vehicles for Field Certification Training.

   The only thing Agencies will be responsible for are their Officer’s wages during the two week school and at field certification training.  Lastly, the departments will be responsible for getting the Officers to Meridian for the school and to the location of Field Certifications.

Deadline:  Friday, May 19, 2023
Submit applications promptly this training is limited to 18 students 


Sgt. Chris Glenn, ISP
Sgt. Todd Orr (Course Manager) ISP
and Assorted DRE Instructors from across Idaho.

Registration Details:  Complete and return the DRE School Application to Sgt. Chris Glenn at  Call Sgt. Glenn at 208-884-7212 with any questions.


Remarks:   Do not send registrations to POST

For additional information regarding the training facility or local accommodations,
contact Sgt. Chris Glenn, SIDC Program Coordinator at
or call


June 19
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Idaho State Police


Idaho POST Academy
700 South Stratford Drive
Meridian, ID 83642 United States
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