Thursday, April 03, 2008

Braggin on my honey

Posted by Mandy at 6:21 AM

I can't help it, I have to brag on Clayton. I'm just TOO proud! He recently got certified as a DRE. A Drug Recognition Expert. When he told me he was being sent to be trained for this, I thought, "whatever.. good.. fine.." I had no idea it was such a huge deal! It was about a 3 week class... in which they crammed about 3 months worth of material! The testing was intense... I'd have never passed! Once they passed the class, they moved onto doing real evaluations. A DRE is someone that does very specific testing on someone that is thought to be intoxicated on drugs. This really involved set of physical tests they do, and make the arrested do, tells them what class of drug a person is on. The testing is more of something you'd see a doctor do, not a cop! Taking blood pressure, pulse, doing many balance tests, making them tell you when they think 30 seconds has passed, doing a pupil size exam, and then a 'dark room' pupil size exam. That pupil size test... wow. You have to literally be inches away from the person's face, with a chart by their eye, a light in their eye... to measure the size. You just hope that person doesn't spaz out and start fighting or something! (and if they're high on 'who knows what'.. chances are eventually someone is going to go nuts!) Anyway, he just got the word that he's now officially a DRE. I am so proud! He's one of about 15 State Police (meaning, in all of Arkansas) with this title. He's been told he needs to go get trained to be a DRE instructor so he can teach classes in the future. I'm for that seeing as how it actually comes with nice pay! (since he doesn't get paid any more to be a DRE.. even though it will mean more work... oh I love how the state works...) so there's my long post on my man. He continually amazes me!


Shelley on Thursday, 03 April, 2008 said...

Congrats to Clayton! Hopefully it will pay off MONETARILY eventually!

Allison on Thursday, 03 April, 2008 said...

Congrats Clayton! And that's such a cute pic!

K.T. is Mommatude on Friday, 04 April, 2008 said...

Oh that is too AWESOME!!!and I love that picture of them too!What a beautiful family you have!!!

WendyJanelle on Friday, 04 April, 2008 said...

That's great!!! And fantastic pic!--too bad you aren't in it, too. :-)

Mandy on Friday, 04 April, 2008 said...

lol I know, Wendy... I'm always behind the camera it seems!

WendyJanelle on Friday, 04 April, 2008 said...

Haha. Me, too!

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