Brookfield Officer Earns DRE Certification

A member of the Brookfield Police Department is a Certified DRE, or Drug Recognition Expert, officer.  Officer Sander completed the DRE program hosted by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. DRE officers are skilled in detecting and identifying whether a person is impaired, whether the impairment is due to drugs and in identifying the category(ies) of drugs causing the impairment.

The final exam is grueling and requires a 100% score in order to become a Certified DRE officer. Besides their regular law enforcement duties, DRE officers are expected to assist other agencies in DRE evaluations.



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