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Upcoming Classes


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

Attire:  Business casual or uniform of the day.

June 1, 2022 to June 2, 2022 — Sykesville, MD

September 6, 2022 to September 7, 2022 — Dundalk, MD

October 12, 2022 to October 13, 2022 — Dundalk, MD

Drug Recognition Expert Instructor Development Course

Date: May 24, 2022 to May 25, 2022

Time: 0800 – 1600 hrs.

Location: Maryland Police & Correctional Training Commission, 6852 4th St., Sykesville, MD 21784


  • Currently Certified Drug Recognition Expert
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Test Instructor
  • Obtained the approval of their Agency or Regional Coordinator

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 may be directed to First Sergeant Jeff Choma by email at

To register for this class click HERE.

Drug Recognition Expert

Class Name:   Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Classroom Training:  June 27, 2022 through July 7, 2022 (Monday through Friday Only)

Certification Training:  July 11, 2022 through July 14, 2022

Final Knowledge Exam:  July 25, 2022

Class Time:  0900 – 1700 hrs.

Location: Montgomery County Police Department, Public Safety Training Academy, 8751 Snouffer School Road, Montgomery Village, Maryland 20879

Prerequisite:  Limited to sworn law enforcement officers 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 Sgt. Jeremy Smalley by email at

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