On Monday, December 14, 2015, Master Police Officer Russell Henderson was presented with the 2015 Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Officer of the Year. The award is given annually to the officer who has not only the most DRE evaluations during the year, but also completes the evaluations in a quality manner which reflects the values of the program.
There are currently more than 140 DREs across the State of North Carolina. Officer Henderson has been a DRE for 3 years and in 2015 he completed 22 evaluations for impaired driving. He has also made 64 DWI arrests to date in 2015.