2023 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

2023 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

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. 

Some samples of the educational content at the upcoming conference include:

  • Information on Narcotic Analgesic drug pharmacology or DRE Case studies
  • Additional sources of evidence in crash investigations
  • Conducting a Green Lab for assessing marijuana impairment
  • Successful prosecutions in DRE cases when toxicology did not detect the impairing drug
  • Contemporary issues in CMV enforcement
  • Impairment from short-acting drugs and DWI cases
  • Civil Liability and the DRE
  • Traffic safety data sources and implications
  • Information on Dissociative Anesthetic drug pharmacology or DRE Case studies

 Please check back periodically for updates.

2023 Conference Information

The 2023 Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference will be held in Anaheim, California, August 9-11, 2023. More details will be published in the coming weeks. Please check back periodically as we will post updated information to this site as it becomes available.

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


Our call for presentations has closed and submissions are in the review process. The conference agenda will be posted once the 2023 conference educational content is solidified.

Click below for more information about conference agendas and educational content from prior conferences:

2022 San Antonio TX

2021 Orlando FL

2020 Virtual


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. 

Registration Information

Conference Registration will open on April 3, 2023.

Only IACP members, who are also DRE Section members, can take advantage of the IACP DRE Section Member registration rate.  IACP members who are not a member of the DRE Section can take advantage of the IACP member registration rate. All IACP memberships are individual and non-transferable. Please email or call 703-647-7219 with any questions. Register early to ensure you have access to this year's conference!  


Early Registration

April 3 - June 7

     Regular Registration

   June 8 - August 4, 2023

IACP DRE Section Member (This is not the same as being a certified DRE)

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Non-IACP Member 




Join IACP and DRE Section Today!

Enjoy the benefits of membership including discounted registration rates for the IDTS Conference, a subscription to Police Chief Magazine and many other benefits. Law enforcement professionals at every level can qualify for membership in the IACP. Those in sworn command-level positions qualify for active membership, others may be eligible for associate membership. Click here for additional information and to become an IACP and DRE Section Member: Join IACP today

Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities:

Whether you are looking to enhance your participation or engage the 2023 IACP Impaired Driving & Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) attendees, opportunities are available! Exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities for the 2023 IDTS Conference are outlined in the Sponsorship Prospectus. If you would like more information, please contact Nicole Buraglio at sponsorship@theIACP.org or 214-728-1851.

Housing & Transportation

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The 2023 IDTS Conference hotel will be the Anaheim Hilton 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, CA.

A housing link to access the conference room block will be sent along with your registration confirmation. This link will allow you access to rooms within the conference block, at the conference rate. Hotel rooms will be at government rate. More information on hotel and rates will be posted soon. The John Wayne/Orange County Airport is approximately 12 miles from the hotel. Additional information about the hotel, amenities, area restaurants and attractions can be found here: Hilton, Anaheim California        

2022 Conference Attendance Certificates

All attendees of the 2022 IDTS conference were sent an email that included a conference survey and information to obtain your conference attendance certificate.  Please complete the survey and related information to obtain your certificate.  The certificates are manually generated and will be sent to the email supplied.  Please allow 5-7 days due to the volume of certificates being generated.

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

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