IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)

IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS)


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 include:

  • Traffic Safety in a Contemporary Political Environment
  • Total Quality Management for DUI Enforcement
  • Preparing Law Enforcement for Automated Vehicle Technologies
  • Advanced DRE Practices to Improve Your Investigations
  • Enhancing the Three Legged Stool: Corroboration between DREs, Prosecutors and Toxicologists
  • Recent NTSB Highway Crash Investigations and the Role of Law Enforcement in the Safe Systems Approach
  • Drunk, Drugged, Drowsy and Distracted: Incident Responders in the Crosshairs of Dangerous Drivers
  • Traffic Safety Through Data, Engineering, Education and Enforcement



2022 Conference Information

The 2022 Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, August 21-23, 2022. 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


The updated conference agenda and session descriptions are now available here: IDTS Agenda 2022 San Antonio.pdf  and reflects the most current offerings. This schedule is subject to change.

2022 IDTS Tentative Agenda

Sponsorship and Marketing Opportunities:

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Whether you are looking to enhance your tabletop participation or engage the 2022 IACP Impaired Driving & Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) attendees without and exhibit presence, sponsorship opportunities are available! 

Click Here to See All Sponsorship Opportunities

For exhibitor and sponsorship inquires, contact Heather Shuster at sponsorship@theiacp.org or 202-437-1986.

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

Registration for the IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference (IDTS) is now OPEN! 

Click HERE to register

No registrations will be accepted after August 17, 2022. Register early to ensure your attendance.  

The registration fee includes access to conference and the vendor exposition area as well was the welcome reception. 

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         

Through June 15

    Regular Registration

    June 16-August 17, 2022

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

IACP Member  









Non-IACP Member 




Join IACP and DRE Section Today!

Enjoy the benefits of membership including discounted registration rates for the IDTSC Conference, early registration access, 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 

Conference Attendance Justification Kit

Need additional documentation and information when submitting your request to attend the 2022 IDTSC Conference? Let our Justification Kit help with your approval! 

Photo, Image, and Recording Disclaimer

Registration and attendance at IACP events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the IACP’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photos, images, video and/or audio recordings of such events without compensation or approval rights. All photos, images, and recordings are the property of IACP. 

Refund Policy 

A 25% fee will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/email dated on or before July 25, 2022.  A 50% fee will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/email dated July 26- August 16, 2022.  No refunds will be issued on or after August 17, 2022.  No refunds will be given for no-shows.

All cancellations must be made in writing and mailed, faxed (703-836-4543) or emailed (Attendee: IDTSC@theIACP,org   Exhibitors: lipped@theIACP.org) to the IACP headquarters.  No telephone cancellations will be accepted. It will take a minimum of six weeks to receive a refund.

Registrations may be transferred to another person on your organization by written request to the IACP.  Additional charges may apply.

This refund policy is subject to change.

Media Policy

The IACP invites qualified members of the media to attend the 2022 IACP Training Conference on Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) and to apply for conference credentials. Advanced registration is required and is by invitation only.  For additional information click here.

Housing & Transportation

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All Conference activities will be held at the Grand Hyatt  Riverwalk, 600 E Market St, San Antonio, TX. Room rates are $124 single/double, $149 triple and $174 for quad. The cutoff for rooms under our reserved block is July 28, 2022 and is subject to availability.  Register early for the conference to secure access to the room block!


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. Self parking is $40 per day. The San Antonio Airport is approximately 9 miles from the hotel. Estimated ride share/Taxi cost should be around $30-$40 each way. Additional information about the hotel, amenities, area restaurants and attractions can be found using this link: Grand Hyatt San Antonio Riverwalk




Important Information for Holding Events and Meetings in Conjunction with the Conference

Please see our IDTSC Policy guidelines if you are interested in holding an event, meeting or other activity in conjunction with the conference.

For additional information, the IDTS Conference team can be reached at IDTS@theiacp.org

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