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DRE School

Date(s) - 10/23/2023 - 11/02/2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Maryland State Police Education and Training Division

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DRE School

Class Name:   Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Classroom Training:  October 23, 2023 through November 2, 2023

Class Time:  0800 – 1600 hrs.

Location: Maryland State Police Education and Training Division, 6852 4th St., Sykesville, MD  21784

Certification Training: November 6, 2023 through November 9, 2023

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Final Knowledge Exam: November 20, 2023

Location: Maryland State Police Education and Training Division, 6852 4th St., Sykesville, MD 21784

Prerequisite:  Limited to sworn law enforcement officers with a minimum of two years of patrol experience who are trained and proficient in the use of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs).

Description:  This will be a combined DRE Pre-School followed immediately by the 7-Day DRE School for those who successfully complete the Pre-School.  Those wishing to attend must already be trained and be proficient with the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests.  A DRE School Application must be completed and submitted to First Sergeant Jeffrey Choma, Maryland State Police Chemical Test for Alcohol Unit via email at by September 15, 2023. A DRE School application for this class may be obtained below.  Applicants accepted into the class will be notified by email after the application deadline.  Students must attend all training sessions without exception.  All manuals and equipment will be provided to Maryland law enforcement officers accepted into the school.

Questions: Questions may be directed to First Sergeant Jeffrey Choma via email at

Attire:  Business casual or uniform of the day.


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