The Drug Evaluation and Classification Program is designed to provide expert analysis and testimony regarding people under the influence of drugs while operating a motor vehicle.
The intent of this program is to identify and hold those accountable that are operating a motor vehicle on a public roadway while impaired by the use of drugs other than or in addition to alcohol.
There is a specific 12 step evaluation process suspected offenders are put through to determine whether the impairment being observed is from drugs or some other reason, such a medical issue.
Deputies must complete an intense training program to become experts in this field. They are then required to maintain their certification.