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The International Drug Evaluation & Classification Program

The Drug Evaluation and Classification Program is recognized by all fifty states in the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.

About the DECP

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) originated the program in the early 1970s when LAPD officers noticed that many of the individuals arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) had very low or zero alcohol concentrations. The officers reasonably suspected that the arrestees were under the influence of drugs, but lacked the knowledge and skills to support their suspicions. In response, two LAPD sergeants collaborated with various medical doctors, research psychologists and other medical professionals to develop a simple, standardized procedure for recognizing drug influence and impairment. Their efforts culminated in the development of a multi-step protocol and the first drug recognition expert (DRE) program. The LAPD formally recognized the Drug Recognition Expert program in 1979. It was later renamed the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP).

Find a State Coordinator

 

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Contact information for each state DEC Program coordinator can be found by selecting the state below.

Alabama

Alabama

Corporal William "Buck" Frederick
Alabama State Police
301 S. Ripley Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone: (334) 730-2743
Email: William Frederick

Alaska

Alaska

Lieutenant Cornelius Sims
Alaska State Troopers
5700 East Tudor Road
Anchorage, AK 99507
Telephone: (907) 375-7761
Email: Cornelius Sims

Arizona

Arizona

Officer George Chwe
Mesa Police Department
Arizona Governor’s Office of Highway Safety
PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211
Phone: (480) 644-2100 ext 18171
Email: gchwe@azgohs.gov

Also visit the Arizona Governor's Office of Highway Safety

Arkansas

Arkansas

Bill Hutto
Criminal Justice Institute
University of Arkansas
26 Corporate Hill Drive
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone: (501) 570-8034

E-mail: Bill Hutto

 

California

California

Sergeant Glen Glaser Jr.
California Highway Patrol
601 N 7th Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (916) 376-3256
Email: Sergeant Glen Glaser

Colorado

Colorado

Glenn Davis
Colorado DOT
2829 W. Howard Place, 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80204
Phone: (303)757-9462
E-mail: Glenn Davis

More information is available at the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Connecticut

Connecticut

Robert Klin
CT DOT Highway Safety Office
PO Box 31756
Newington, CT 06131-7546
Phone:(860) 594-2386
Fax:(860) 594-2374
 

Delaware

Delaware

Lieutenant Andrew Rubin
Newark Police Department
220 South Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
Phone: (302) 366-7100 X 3115

Email: Andrew Rubin

Florida

Florida

Tim Cornelius
Institute of Police Technology and Management
University of Florida
12000 Alumni Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32224-2645
Phone: (904) 620-3211
E-mail: Tim Cornelius

More information can be found at the Institute of Police Technology and Management.

Georgia

Georgia

Michael Blute
Georgia Police Academy GPSTC
1000 Indian Springs Drive
Forsyth, GA 31029
Phone: (678) 357-8567
E-mail: Michael Blute

Hawaii

Hawaii

Karen Kahikina
Hawaii Department of Transportation
98-339 Ponohana Place
Alea, HI 96701
Phone:(808) 587-2355
Fax:(808) 587-6303
E-mail: Karen Kahikina

Idaho

Idaho

Sergeant Chris Glenn
Statewide Impaired Driving Coordinator
Idaho State Police
700 South Stratford
Meridian, ID 83680-0700
Phone: (208) 884-7212
Fax: (208) 884-7092
Cell: (208) 559-4130
E-mail: Sergeant Chris Glenn

Illinois

Illinois

Thomas W. Turek
Illinois Highway Safety Office
357 Birchbrook Court
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Cell: (630) 921-1872
E-mail: Thomas Turek

Indiana

Indiana

Marshall Depew
Indiana Criminal Justice Institute
101 W Washington Street East Tower Suite 1170
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 608-8826
E-mail: Marshall Depew

 

Iowa

Iowa

Todd Olmstead
Iowa Governor’s Traffic Safety Bureau
215 East 7th Street, 3rd Floor
Des Moines, Iowa   50319
PHONE: (515)393-8659
Email: Todd Olmstead

More information is available from the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

Kansas

Kansas

Lt. Matthew Payne
Kansas Highway Patrol
2025 E. Iron Ave
Salina, KS 67401
Phone: (913) 787-1422
E-mail: Matthew Payne

Kentucky

Kentucky

Rob Richardson
Kentucky Office of Highway Safety
200 Mero Street, 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone: (502) 229-8302

E-mail: Rob Richardson

Louisiana

Louisiana

Master Trooper Jared David
Louisiana State Police
7901 Independence Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
Phone: (225) 925-3710
E-mail: Jared David

Maine

Maine

James Lyman
Maine Criminal Justice Academy
15 Oak Grove Road
Vassalboro, ME 04989
Phone: (207) 877-8009
Fax: (207) 877-8027

E-mail: James Lyman

Maryland

Maryland

Sgt Wayne Koch
Maryland State Police
1201 Reisterstown Rd.
Pikesville, MD  21208
Phone: (410) 653-4319

Email: wayne.koch@maryland.gov

Massachusetts

Massachusetts

Peter Buck
Massachusetts Municipal Training Committee
42 Thomas Patten Dr
Randolph, MA 02368
Phone: (978)257-1407
E-mail: peter.j.buck@mass.gov 

 

More information is available at the Massachusetts DRE website.

Michigan

Michigan

Michael Harris
Office of Highway Safety Planning
333 South Grand Avenue
P.O. Box 30634
Lansing, MI 48909
Phone: (517) 420-7889
Fax: (517) 333-5756
Email: Michael Harris

Minnesota

Minnesota

Sergeant Tyler Milless
Minnesota State Patrol
2055 N Lilac Drive
Dimondale, MN 48921
Email: Tyler Milless

More information is available at the Department of Public Safety's DRE Page.

Mississippi

Mississippi

Officer Rob Banks
Oxford Police Department
715 Molly Barr Road
Oxford, MS 38688
Phone: (662) 232-2400
Email: Ofc. Rob Banks

Missouri

Missouri

Robert Paul
Missouri Safety Center
UCM Humphreys Building Suite 200
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Office: (660) 543-4524
E-mail: Robert Paul

More information is available at the Missouri Safety Center's DRE page.

Montana

Montana

Trooper Doug Samuelson
Montana Highway Patrol
PO Box 201419
Helena, MT 59620
Phone: (406) 599-9263
E-mail: Trooper Doug Samuelson

Nebraska

Nebraska

Lori Gottula
Nebraska DOT – Highway Safety Office
5001 South 14th Street
Lincoln, NE 68512
Phone: (402) 471-2516
E-mail: Lori Gottula

Nevada

Nevada

Rob Honea, Law Enforcement Liaison
Nevada Department of Public Safety
Office of Traffic Safety
4615 West Sunset Road
Las Vegas, NV 89118
Phone: (702) 432-5031
E-mail: Rob Honea

 

New Hampshire

New Hampshire

David Martinelli
NH Office of Highway Safety
91 Airport Rd
Concord, NH 03305
Phone: (603) 395-6455
David Martinelli

New Jersey

New Jersey

Sergeant Michael Gibson
NJ State Police Technology Campus
1200 Negron Drive Suite #400
Hamilton, NJ 08619
Phone:(609) 947-1305
Email: Sergeant Michael Gibson

New Mexico

New Mexico

Charlie Files
PO Box 1478
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Work: (505) 980-2803
E-mail: Charlie Files

New York

New York

Renée Borden
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, NY 12228
Phone: (518)486-6718

E-mail: Renee Borden

For more information, please contact:
Renee Borden
(518)486-6718

More information is available at the New York DRE website.

North Carolina

North Carolina

Tim Hanks
Forensic Tests for Alcohol
1922 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1922

Phone: (919) 707-5250
Fax: (919) 870-4814

Email: Tim Hanks

North Dakota

North Dakota

Trooper Tarek Chase
North Dakota Highway Patrol
601 Channel Drive
Bismark, ND 58501
Phone: (701) 220-6671
E-Mail: Trooper Tarek Chase

Ohio

Ohio

Sergeant Sam Criswell
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 W. Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43223
Phone: (614) 312-7481
Email: Sam Criswell

Oklahoma

Oklahoma

Master Sergeant David Roberts
Oklahoma City Police Department
700 Colcord
Oklahoma City, OK 730102
Phone: (405) 297-1145
Email: Sgt David Roberts
 

Oregon

Oregon

Sergeant Timothy Plummer
Oregon DECP State Coordinator
Oregon State Police
3565 Trelstad Ave, SE
Salem, OR 97317
Phone: (971) 600-5027
Email: Timothy Plummer

 

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Dave Andrascik
Pennsylvania DUI Association
2413 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: (717) 238-4354
Email: David Andrascik

Rhode Island

Rhode Island

Rick Sullivan
Law Enforcement Highway Safety Training Coordinator
1762 Louisquisset Pike
Lincoln, Rhode Island 02865
Phone:(401) 722-5808
Email: Rick Sullivan

South Carolina

South Carolina

Jack Johnson
South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy
540 Broad River Road
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: (803) 896-7926
Email: Jack Johnson

South Dakota

South Dakota

Sergeant Isaac Kurtz
South Dakota Highway Patrol
1041 N. Lincoln Ave
Madison, SD 57042
Phone: (605) 480-3361
Email: Sergeant Isaac Kurtz

Tennessee

Tennessee

Tony Burnett
Tennessee Highway Safety Office
300 Murfreesboro Rd
Phone: (615) 559-7849
E-mail: Tony Burnett

Texas

Texas

Cecilia Marquart
Sam Houston University
816 – 17th Street, Rm A-120
P.O. Box 2296
Huntsville, TX 77341
Phone: (936) 294-1677
Fax: (936) 294-1638
E-mail: Cecilia Marquart

Utah

Utah

Sergeant Chris Newlin
State DEC Coordinator
UT Highway Patrol/Training
410 West 9800 South
Sandy, UT 84070
Phone: (435) 637-0980
Fax: (801)256-2449
Email: Sgt Chris Newlin

Vermont

Vermont

John Flannigan
Criminal Justice Training Council
6 Rustic Drive
Essex Jct., VT 05452
Phone: 802-999-7685
Email: John Flannigan

More information is available at the Vermont Governor's Highway Safety Program's DRE Website.

Virginia

Virginia

Melanie Stokes
Virginia Highway Safety Office
2300 West Broad Street, Room 405
Richmond, VA 23269
Phone: (804) 497-5339
Fax: (804) 367-6604
E-mail: Melanie Stokes

Washington

Washington

Sgt. Brock Haner
WA State Patrol
2700 116th Street N
Marysville, WA 98270
Work 206-720-3018
Fax 206-720-3246
E-mail: Sgt Brock Haner

West Virginia

West Virginia

Officer Joey Koher
Huntington Police Department
675 10th Street
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: (859)200-0229
Email: Joey Koher

Wisconsin

Wisconsin

Steve Krejci
Milwaukee Police Department
10300 W. Juniper Street
Milwaukee, WI 53224
Phone: (414) 550-0979
Email: Steve Krejci

Wyoming

Wyoming

Sgt Duane Ellis
Wyoming Highway Patrol
5300 Bishop Blvd.
Cheyenne, WY 82009
Phone:(307) 777-4344
FAX:(307) 777-3949
Email: Sgt Duane Ellis

Canada

Canada

Cpl. David Botham
RCMP National Traffic Services
73 Leiken Drive, M3-3, Mailstop #8
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1A OR2

Phone 613-843-4804
Email: Ptl. David Botham

RESOURCES FOR STATE COORDINATORS

State DEC Program Coordinators can access secure resources for the proper administration of their impaired driving enforcement programs.This site is password protected and is restricted for state coordinators only.

WHAT’S NEW

IACP Proposals From Law Enforcement Agencies for NHTSA/IACP Funding to Combat Drug-Impaired Driving Enforcement Training

Applications are no longer being accepted as all funding has been allocated.

TAP Positions Available

Four positions on the Technical Advisory Panel are available.  For further information click here

DRE Roll Call Video/Utilizing DREs

The DRE Roll Call Video/Utilizing DREs has been updated and is available for download.  Please feel free to share it with others and show it during roll call trainings and other opportunities to help your officers better understand the benefits of utilizing DREs.

Effects of High-Potency Cannabis on Psychomotor Performance in Frequent Cannabis Users

Recently increased access to cannabis products in the United States has been associated with increased rates of driving after cannabis use. This study examined the psychomotor impairment-related effects experienced by frequent cannabis users in Colorado after naturalisitc consumption of smoked cannabis.

The Failings of Per Se Limits to Detect Cannabis-Induced Driving Impairment: Results From a Simulated Driving Study

Research continues to support that per se limits are not reliable or consistent indicators of impairment levels in cannabis DUI cases.

CDC Releases New Drug-Impaired Driving Fact Sheet

A new CDC Fact Sheet shows over 12 million Americans drove under the influence of marijuana and/or other illicit drugs during 2018. The fact sheet discusses what is known about drug-impaired driving and promising strategies to address and prevent drug-impaired driving.

The Use of Oral Fluid to Detect Drugged Drivers

"While oral fluid drug screening technology is not new to the science arena, use of this technology by law enforcement at the roadside is a newer concept prompted by the commercialization of cannabis and the opioid epidemic." The October 2020 Between the Lines newsletter from the National Traffic Law Center features information on the Use of Oral Fluid to Detect Drugged Drivers.

The Cannabis Report: America's Perception on Consumption and Road Risk

This survey reports American's behaviors and attitudes toward marijuana use, impairment, and driving.

Cannabis Use Among Drivers in Fatal Crashes in Washington State Before and After Legalization

This AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety Research Brief reported the proportion of fatal-crash-involved drivers in Washington who are THC-positive has doubled since marijuana legalization.

Legal Highs and Medical Complications

People can use numerous drugs that exist outside of existing laws in order to get "legal highs." When Good Times Go Bad: Managing 'Legal High' Complications in the Emergency Department covers a wide variety of "legal highs" that may have abuse potential and pose serious health risks.

 

 

 

 

CONTACT US

If you have questions regarding the Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, the Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals (DITEP), or other impaired driving training, please contact us at:

Kyle Clark
Project Manager - National
P.O. Box 1002
Macclenny, FL 32063
Telephone: 703-647-7259

Joe Abrusci
Project Manager - Eastern Region
P.O. Box 438
Flanders, NJ 07836
Telephone: 703-647-7258

Jim Maisano
Project Manager - Central Region
P.O. Box 721662
Norman, OK 73072
Telephone: 703-647-7257

Chuck Hayes
Project Manager - Western Region
P.O. Box 4597
Salem, OR 97302
Telephone: 703-647-7256

Nuyiri Kasbarian
Project Coordinator
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-2357
Phone: 703-647-7219

Jarrett Sullivan
Project Assistant
44 Canal Center Plaza, Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314-2357
Phone: 703-647-7225

Christine Frank
Highway Safety Specialist, NHTSA
Enforcement & Justice Services
NTI-122 / W44-231 1200
New Jersey Ave. S.E. Washington, DC 20590
Telephone: 202-366-0543

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