Juneau Police Department
Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Unit
Sometimes impaired drivers have consumed substances other than alcohol. When that happens, JPD calls out officers trained to analyze human response to a variety of drugs. Those officers often apply for search warrants and arrange for lab analysis of bodily fluids during those investigations. Since marijuana is now legal in Alaska, some of the same training provided to the DRE officers is being given to patrol officers specifically to address marijuana-impaired driving.