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The Oregon Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program, is managed and coordinated by the Oregon State Police and has been since the inception of the program in 1995. Oregon is one of 40 states participating in the DEC Program. The DEC Program is under the national guidance and direction of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP) and is supported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The Oregon program continues to work in partnership with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) – Transportation Safety Division, the Oregon Association Chief’s of Police (OACP), the Oregon State Sheriff’s Association (OSSA), the Oregon District Attorney’s Association (ODAA), and the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) to select, train and prepare police officers to be Drug Recognition Experts and make an impact in deterring drug-impaired driving in Oregon.