2020 Pennsylvania Drug Evaluation & Classification Program Annual Report - LBPD Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Efforts Included

LITITZ BOROUGH - Today, February 23rd, the Pennsylvania DUI Association released the 2020 Drug Evaluation & Classification Program (DECP) Annual Report. The LBPD is a participating agency in the DECP and has two Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) on staff. Both of the LBPD DREs are credentialed as DRE instructors, authorized to teach and instruct the DECP curriculum to DRE recruit classes.

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) coordinates the International Drug Evaluation and Classification Program (DECP) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The Pennsylvania DECP is coordinated and managed by the PA DUI Association. Currently, 209 police officers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are certified as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE), one-hundred-and-eight of them are municipal police officers. 

The LBPD has two DRE instructors on staff who are available to provide DRE services to the Lititz community and mutual aid assistance to other law enforcement agencies. In 2020, the LBPD DREs conducted the most drug influence evaluations of all the municipal DRE police agencies in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 

The LBPD realizes the dangers that drug and alcohol-impaired drivers pose to the safety of our roadways and our communities. Through participation in the DECP and the maintenance of DRE-certified officers, the LBPD applies professional best-practices to address the issues surrounding driver-impairment.

Click here for more information about the IACP DECP and DREs.

Click here for more information about the PA DUI Association.

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