of the DRE Program in Maryland
In August of 1986,
of the Maryland State Police was sent to
to be trained and certified as a DRE. Upon
the completion of his training,
as the first officer outside of the state of
to be certified as a DRE. Sergeant
had the responsibility of setting up the DRE program in
After years of Legislative meetings and conferences, the 1990 General Assembly passed
the state's Drugged Driver Testing Statute which permitted police officers trained
and certified as DREs to request blood samples from suspected drugged drivers. In December of 1990,
's first nine DREs were trained and certified.
has trained a significant number of DREs and DRE Instructors.