"With the additional officers obtaining certification, the state will have 80 troopers and 29 municipal police officers certified as DREs," Andrascik said.
Since 2004, Pennsylvania DREs have conducted nearly 6,000 evaluations of people believed to be impaired by substances other than alcohol. Arrests for driving under the influence of drugs have more than doubled statewide during that time frame.
State Police troopers completing training in March were Tpr. Christopher Winesburg, Troop J, Avondale; Tpr. Matthew Klein, Troop K, Media; Tpr. Christopher Graf, Troop L, Jonestown; Tpr. Matthew Lowe, Troop M, Fogelsville; Cpl. Jacob Rothermel, Troop F, Coudersport; Tpr. Christopher Zukowsky, Troop N, Hazleton; Tpr. Joseph Holland, Troop R, Blooming Grove; Tpr. Michael Burns, Troop H, Carlisle; Tpr. William Dubbs, Troop H, Chambersburg; Tpr. Benjamin Frantz, Troop H, Chambersburg; Cpl. Christopher Robbins, Troop D, Kittanning; Tpr. Craig Johnson, Troop D, Butler and Tpr. Andrew Falcon, Troop E, Erie.
Municipal police officers certified as DREs were Patrolman Joshua Bucher, Carlisle Police Department, Cumberland County; Patrolman Kevin Quinter, Wyomissing Police Department, Berks County; Patrolman Matthew Lynch, Chambersburg Police Department, Franklin County; Officer Robert Keen, State College Police Department, Centre County; Officer Jeffrey Bileck, Mount Lebanon Police Department, Allegheny County; Sgt. Craig Scott, Haverford Township Police Department, Montgomery County and Officer Jamie Nolan-Trently, Archbald Township Police Department, Lackawanna County.
For more information about Pennsylvania State Police, visit www.psp.state.pa.us or call 717-783-5556.
Media contact: Maria A. Finn, 717-783-
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