2023 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

2023 IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference

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



2023 Conference Information

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

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!  ON SITE Registration will not be available.

Registrations will not be accepted after 4:00PM, August 4, 2023. 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

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)

IACP Member  









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.

Conference Attendance Justification Kit

Need additional documentation and information when submitting your request to attend the 2023 IDTS 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 12, 2023.  A 50% fee will be assessed on all cancellations postmarked or fax/email dated July 13 - August 3, 2023.  No refunds will be issued on or after August 4, 2023.  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.

2022/2023 Drug ID Bibles: Pre-Order Conference Special Offer

The IACP is offering conference attendees the ability to purchase the 2022/2023 version of the Drug ID Bible below retail price. Guarantee your copy at the pre-order price of $40 and pick it up on site at the registration desk.  A limited supply will be available on site at a slightly higher price.

Drug ID Bible


After Hours Event

The MLB Angels have made available to the IDTS conference attendees the option to purchase tickets to attend the August 9th Anaheim Angels vs San Francisco Giants MLB game at a reduced rate. Ticket offerings are at various price points, depending on your budget and seating preference. All ticket purchases are through the Anaheim Angels Ticket Office and subject to their fees and conditions. Tickets can be purchased through this link through the day of the game. The Angels ballpark is located about 3 miles from the conference hotel, about 10 minutes via ride share. Transportation to and from the stadium is the responsibility of attendees.

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 IACP has an official room block for the Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety (IDTS) Conference. The 2023 IDTS Conference hotel will be the Anaheim Hilton 777 Convention Way, Anaheim, California. Use this housing link to access the conference room block at the conference rate.

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        

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

Conference Sponsors








Media Policy

The IACP invites qualified members of the media to attend the 2023 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.  View additional information on media policy here.

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.

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

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