The success of the DEC program depends on proper coordination and infrastructure in each of the DEC states. This ultimately rests with the DRE state coordinator working in partnership with the Governor’s Highway Safety Office.
The IACP DRE Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) provides oversight and makes recommendations to the IACP Highway Safety Committee regarding the DEC program and other impaired driving issues. The IACP has developed international standards to assist and provide program support for DEC. In the IACP Drug Evaluation and Classification Program International Standards a DRE state coordinator is defined as "An individual designated to act as the statewide coordinator for the DEC program." The duties of the position generally include, but are not limited to: