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Join hundreds of dedicated professionals from federal, state, county, local and tribal agencies in Denver, Colorado, August 13-15, for the 22nd Annual IACP Training Conference on Drugs, Alcohol, and Impaired Driving.

The IACP DRE Section has hosted this annual training conference since 1994. This training conference provides certified drug recognition experts, physicians, toxicologists, prosecutors, and other traffic safety professionals with a forum in which to share information, best practices and lessons learned in law enforcement drug recognition settings. Though the technology and practices have changed and are constantly evolving, the conference provides consistent training, professional development, and a national forum for drug recognition experts and others with a professional interest on a broad array of new and emerging issues. 

The annual training conference features a mix of plenary sessions and concurrent workshops that are designed to keep attendees up to date on the latest practice and science of drug recognition. This year, topics will include the traffic safety implications of ending marijuana prohibition, the use of Oral Fluid Testing for DUID, and improving DRE evaluation and report writing, among many others. Networking events enable conference attendees to meet new colleagues and establish a professional rapport that often extends well beyond the event.

This event is not open to the general public, and is limited to sworn officers, first responders, and civilian employees of public safety and government agencies. Public safety includes offices of police, sheriffs, EMS, fire service, hazmat and park rangers from federal, state, city, county, campus and tribal agencies. Credentials required at check in. 

A special thanks to the Colorado Department of Transportation for assistance during this event!

Another special thanks to our two sponsors, Dräger and DAX™!



The easiest form of transportation from Denver Airport to the Denver Hyatt Regency at the Colorado Convention Center is via Denver's new Train to the Plane railway system. Badged law Enforcement can ride the Train to the Plane for free, but guests will have to pay for tickets. Tickets are $9.00 one-way from the Denver Airport to Union Station. The trip will take roughly 37 minutes. Once you arrive at Union Station in Downtown Denver, you will walk through the underground station to the free 16th Street Mall Shuttle, and exit at the 16th and California stop. Then, head southeast on 16th Street toward California Street, and turn right onto Welton Street. The Denver Hyatt Regency will be on the right.


Breaking records:


We have already reached a record number of registrations for the conference this year! With record breaking numbers comes limited spots at our conference convention hotel, the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver, Colorado. Unfortunately, the Denver Hyatt Regency Hotel is now sold out. Please call A Room With A View for information on the official designated IACP DRE overflow hotel. They will secure the government per diem rate, or close to it, at the best available hotels within walking distance of The Hyatt Regency Hotel. Reservations processed by A Room With A View are automatically on a waitlist for rooms at The Hyatt Regency Hotel, should cancellations occur with The IACP DRE group block. A Room With A View can be contacted at 1-800-780-4343 Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm CST. International attendees can reach them at This is a FREE SERVICE for all IACP DRE attendees.

IACP PositionS:

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the IACP DRE Section strongly opposes the legalization and the illegal use of marijuana, particularly when used in combination with driving.

Details on the IACP positions can be found here:

  1. Opposition to the Legalization of Marijuana by States for “Recreational” Purposes
  2. Supporting the Collection and Reporting of Data on THC Extraction Laboratories to the Drug Enforcement Administration

The IACP does not support any conference events, presentations, or outside activities that may promote or appear to support marijuana use, sales, or legalization that could take place in the surrounding areas during the time frame of this conference. Any such events that may take place prior to, during, or after the conference are not supported or sanctioned by the IACP or the IACP DRE Section and not part of the conference training.  

For any questions on this please contact the conference team at

Conference Highlights

Law enforcement practitioners attending the conference have consistently identified the following five key takeaways from the conference:

  • Networking opportunities with other agencies and practitioners 

  • Networking opportunities with industry-leading solution providers 

  • Substantive workshops with practical, relevant content 

  • Excellent speakers and exceptional facilities

  • New insights and knowledge to address operational issues at home 

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