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A.R.I.D.E.

Class Name:   Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE) Training

Prerequisite:  Limited to sworn law enforcement officers who are trained and proficient in the use of the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs), including the use of Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus.

Description:  ARIDE training provides refresher training on the use of the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) and information on identifying persons driving under the influence of drugs.  While this training is not a substitute for DRE training, participants leave with a better understanding of the effects of drugs on a person’s ability to operate a vehicle safely and how to identify the signs and symptoms caused by many different prescription and illicit drugs.

Questions may be directed to First Sergeant Jeffrey Choma by email at jeffrey.choma@maryland.gov.

Attire:  Business casual or uniform of the day.

February 21, 2023 to February 22, 2023 — Dundalk, MD

February 21, 2023 to February 23, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

March 6, 2023 to March 7, 2023 — Dundalk, MD

March 20, 2023 to March 21, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

March 29, 2023 to March 30, 2023 — Salisbury, MD

April 12, 2023 to April 13, 2023 — Marriottsville, MD

May 15, 2023 to May 16, 2023 — Dundalk, MD

May 22, 2023 to May 23, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

June 26, 2023 to June 27, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

July 10, 2023 to July 11, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

August 21, 2023 to August 22, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

September 18, 2023 to September 19, 2023 — Sykesville, MD

September 25, 2023 to September 26, 2023 — Dundalk, MD

October 25, 2023 to October 26, 2023 — Dundalk, MD

November 7, 2023 to November 8, 2023 — Dundalk, MD


Drug Recognition Expert

Class Name:   Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Classroom Training:  April 10, 2023 through April 21, 2023 (Monday through Friday Only)

Certification Training:  April 24, 2023 through April 27, 2023

Final Knowledge Exam:  May 11, 2023

Class Time:  1000 – 1800 hrs.

Location: Baltimore County Police Department Training Section, 7200 Sollers Point Road, Dundalk, Maryland 21222

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.

Questions: Questions may be directed to Sergeant Tom Morehouse by email at tmorehouse@baltimorecountymd.gov.

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Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development Course

Date: May 17, 2023 to May 18, 2023

Time: 0800 – 1600 hrs.

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

Prerequisites:

  • Currently Certified Drug Recognition Expert
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor
  • Must have the approval of your Agency DRE Coordinator or Regional DRE Coordinator to attend

Description: This training is intended to enable currently certified DREs to instruct the IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification curriculum. Students for this 2-day school must already be certified to instruct the NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Proficiency in the administration of the SFSTs will be evaluated at the beginning of the school through both written and practical exercises.

In addition to the two days of classroom instruction, instructor candidates must instruct for at least two hours during a DRE school and supervise a minimum of two DRE evaluations.

DREs attending Instructor Development Course must be recommended by their agency or regional DRE Coordinator.

Questions: Questions may be directed to First Sergeant Jeff Choma by email at jeffrey.choma@maryland.gov.

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