In August, WSLH Forensic Toxicology Director Amy Miles was named a DRE Ambassador by the International Association of Chiefs of Police-Drug Recognition Experts Section.
The DRE Ambassador is awarded to an individual who, while never having been certified as a DRE, has made significant contributions to the DECP – Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program.
DRE’s – drug recognition experts – are law enforcement officers who undergo extensive training to recognize the varying signs of impairment that different drugs can cause in drivers.
Background reading – This March 2020 Wisconsin Examiner article provides more information on Wisconsin’s growing drugged driving issues and the role of DRE’s. https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2020/03/05/wisconsin-has-a-growing-problem-with-drugged-driving/