Program Oversight

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.

The IACP has three staff persons dedicated to the coordination, expansion and administration of the DEC Program:

Program Manager: Carolyn Cockroft, (703) 836-6767
DEC Program Training Coordinator: Ernie Floegel, (845) 226-8058
Regional Operations Coordinator: Chuck Hayes, ( 503) 585-0055

Who Has Oversight for the DEC Program?

IACP Highway Safety Committee

The mission of the IACP Highway Safety Committee’s Technical Advisory Panel is to develop, promote, and provide guidance and support for the DEC and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) programs.

Technical Advisory Panel (TAP)

  1. The TAP provides the IACP Highway Safety Committee with technical information and advice as requested concerning the DEC Program, SFST training, the problem of the impaired driver and associated issues.
  2. The TAP reviews, on an as-needed basis, the currently approved DEC and SFST training programs and recommends modifications to reflect current court rulings and changes in procedures as appropriate.
  3. The TAP reviews and evaluates submitted DRE training curricula to ensure that the learning objectives and course content are consistent with approved standards.
  4. The TAP establishes and updates the national DECP examinations.
  5. The TAP makes recommendation as to the policy and direction of the DEC Program.

The IACP DRE Section