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Posted on: March 14, 2019

Officer Graduates Drug Recognition Expert Training

Officer Vine Graduating DRE
Ogdensburg Police Department is proud to announce that Officer Joshua Vine recently attended and graduated from an extensive three week formal Drug Recognition Expert Training. The first two weeks consisted of academic training in Orange County, New York and included courses in physiology, vital signs, standardized field sobriety testing, as well as extensive material on each of the seven drug categories of abuse and their general indicators. The third and final week of training held in Jacksonville, Florida was for field certification.

The field certification portion requires students to successfully conduct twelve evaluations on drug impaired individuals to successfully graduate from the program. Having a trained Drug Recognition Expert greatly enhances the department's ability to detect, arrest and prosecute individuals driving under the influence of dangerous drugs and we are proud of the amount of time and effort that Officer Vine put in to successfully complete this training. 

In photo from left to right: New York State DRE Coordinator Renee Borden, New York City Police Officer Tim Kessler, Montgomery Police Detective Sargent Guy Farin and Officer Joshua Vine.
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