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Recent Training

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School

Dover Police Department recently sent Officer Richard Leese to Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School. This is a highly sought after school that trains police officers through a three-phase training process. The training relies heavily on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s).

A drug recognition expert or drug recognition evaluator (DRE) is a police officer trained to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs other than, or in addition to, alcohol. The Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program is managed and coordinated by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) with support from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Chief Wallace attended the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and received the latest training on the matter. Program Highlights:
Community Self Assessment
Developing a Law-Enforcement Strategy to Missing and Exploited Children
Media Issues and Use
Missing Children: Nature of the Problem
Planning a Strategy
Policies and Practices for CEOs
Training and Resources
Victim Impact

Crime Scene Investigation
Officers Derek Earhart and Chris Porter attended a week long class on Crime Scene Investigation that will aid the department in working crime scenes more efficiently and with more accuracy.
Topics included:
Crime Scene Response
Evidence Collection
Collection and Preservation of Evidence
Property Management

Patrol Response to the Active Shooter
Officer Jerry Ziegner attended a three day course called Patrol Response to the Active Shooter. This was an instructor certification course dealing with Active Shooters in schools or other public buildings. The class taught how to deal with a shooter that may end up in a school, college or other public facility. Students received their instructor certification to return to their own departments and teach fellow officers how to react to such situations.

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