2024 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

2024 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

August 16 — 18

The 2024 Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference will be held in Washington, DC, August 16-18, 2024. We will be posting a call for submissions in mid-November and anticipate posting the tentative agenda in the spring of 2024. Please check back periodically for updates.

The IDTS Conference team can be reached at IDTS@theIACP.org

2024 Conference Information

Join traffic safety professionals from around the world to share knowledge about effective and proven approaches for improving road safety, the latest science on alcohol and drug impaired driving enforcement, how technology can be leveraged to make communities safer, and how agencies can use traffic safety education to engage and build trust with their communities. The IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) is the largest training conference for drug recognition experts and traffic safety professionals. Conference attendees include DREs, law enforcement officers (State Police, Highway Patrol, County, Municipal, Governmental, Sheriffs and other agencies), crash investigators, supervisors/administrators, prosecutors, toxicologists, laboratory personnel, traffic safety professionals, among others.  For details and specifics of eligibility to attend, please see the "Who Should Attend" tab below.

Some samples of the educational content at our recent conferences can be found by clicking the "Agenda" tab.

Please check back periodically for updates.

Who Should Attend

Attendance is open to IACP DRE Section members and qualified non-members, who support traffic safety efforts, including: 1) currently certified Drug Recognition Expert, 2) sworn law enforcement officers, 3) agencies which receive funding for the DEC program, 4) civilian employees of public safety agencies*, 5) first responders, 6) prosecutors, 7) traffic safety advocates of non-profit organizations, 8) physicians providing expertise in support of the prosecution of impaired drivers, and 9) toxicologists providing expertise in the prosecution  of impaired drivers. Other individuals who maintain a direct professional, supportive interest in the Drug Evaluation and Classification program, including DRE Emeritus or DRE Ambassadors, may submit a request to attend. 

* Public Safety includes offices of police, sheriffs, EMS, fire service, hazmat and park rangers from federal, state, city, county, campus, and tribal agencies, and members of the armed forces. 

2023 Conference Attendance Certificates

All attendees of the 2023 IDTS conference will be sent a post conference email that will include a conference survey and information to obtain your conference attendance certificate.  Please complete the survey and related information to obtain your certificate of attendance.  The certificates are manually generated and will be sent to the email supplied in the survey.  Please allow 5-7 business days from the time of your submission due to the volume of certificates being generated.

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For additional information please email our staff at idts@theIACP.org 

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