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DRE Awards Program

Honoring Indiana's Drug Recognition Experts

Drug Recognition Experts (DREs) play an instrumental role in keeping Indiana's roads and communities safe. DREs receive specialized training to recognize impairment in drivers under the influence of drugs. Because of their training, they are often called upon by law enforcement to assist with traffic stops with the goal of keeping impaired drivers off the road.

To recognize this select group of officers, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute created the Indiana Drug Recognition Expert Awards Program in 2016. Every year, officers are invited to attend an ceremony, during which the following five awards are presented.

Longevity Award

Awarded for 5, 10, 15, and 20 years of service.

Emeritus Award

Awarded for contributions made in retirement.

DRE Performance Award

Awarded for the most DRE evaluations conducted with the past year.

Officer David Moore DRE of the Year Award

Named after fallen Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Officer David Moore, who was killed in the line of duty in 2011, this annual award is presented to one DRE officer every year for exemplary service and outstanding contributions  to the program.

Lt. Gary Dudley DRE Instructor of the Year Award

Named to honor the memory of Indiana State Police Lieutenant Gary Dudley, who was struck and killed while participating in a charity bike ride in 2006, this award is presented to one instructor every year for exemplary service and outstanding contributions  to the program.

2022 Ceremony

  • Award Recipients
    NameDepartmentAwardImage
    Ryan RockeyFort Wayne Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Michael HollandsworthIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Andrew DouganBartholomew County Sheriff's DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Andrew WatsonIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Cameron McCrearyIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year) 
    James HerbertIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    David KinyonCarmel Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Dillon McDanielHamilton County Sheriff's DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Brandon GehlhausenWestfield Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Ben FenstermakerIndiana State Excise PoliceLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Noah FrizzellLake Station Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Jordan BillupsWinfield Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Steven GlassIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year)JPG
    Corey CronkMishawaka Police DepartmentLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Brent GramigIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (5 year) 
    Ryan SmithBartholomew County Sheriff's DepartmentLongevity Award (10 year)JPG
    Paul StolzIndiana State PoliceLongevity Award (10 year)JPG
    Robert Hainje IITippecanoe County Sheriff's DepartmentLongevity Award (20 year)JPG
    Matthew SchroeterCrawfordsville Police DepartmentDRE Performance AwardJPG
    Peter MungovanIndianapolis Metropolitan Police DepartmentEmeritus Award 
    Chris SmithIndiana State Excise PoliceLt. Gary Dudley DRE Instructor of the Year AwardJPG
    Noah EwingIndiana State PoliceOfficer David Moore DRE of the Year AwardJPG

2021 Ceremony

  • Award Recipients
    NameAgencyAwardImage
    Matthew Wilson Ft. Wayne Police Department Longevity Award (5 years) JPG
    James Bailey Indiana State Police Longevity Award (5 years)  
    Dustin Zehnder Indiana State Police Longevity Award (5 years) JPG
    Kevin Crask Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Longevity Award (5 years) JPG
    Nathan Tompkins Greenwood Police Department Longevity Award (5 years)  
    David Bowles Indianapolis Airport Police Department Longevity Award (5 years)  
    Adam Moor Indiana State Police Longevity Award (5 years)  
    Adam Blanton Wayne County Sheriff's Department Longevity Award (5 years)  
    Corbin Smith Indiana State Excise Police Longevity Award (10 years)  
    Ben Phelps Lebanon Police Department Longevity Award (10 years)  
    Dustin Lundgren Bristol Police Department Longevity Award (10 years) JPG
    Richard Trail Jasper County Sheriff's Department Longevity Award (10 years)  
    Chris Roberts Crane Naval Support Police Department Longevity Award (10 years)  
    Matthew Kling Angola Police Department Longevity Award (10 years) JPG
    Robert Duckworth Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Longevity Award (15 years) JPG
    Chris Smith Indiana State Excise Police Longevity Award (15 years)  
    Jason Overfield Rockport Police Department Longevity Award (15 years) JPG
    Susan Reidenbach Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Longevity Award (25 years) JPG
    Joey Jones J. O. Jones Consulting, LLC DRE Ambassador Award JPG
    Timothy Shortt LaPorte County Sheriff's Department DRE Emeritus Award JPG
    Daniel Shragal Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department DRE Emeritus Award JPG
    Timothy Huber Newburgh Police Department DRE Evaluation Award JPG
    Michael Wittl Avon Police Department Lt. Gary Dudley DRE Instructor of the Year Award  JPG
    Noah Ewing Indiana State Police Officer David Moore DRE Officer of the Year Award  JPG