E. Page, LAPD (ret.) is the former Officer-in-Charge of the Los Angeles Police Department's Drug Recognition Expert (DRE)
Unit. Thomas Page is a 22-year veteran of law enforcement, having served in both
the Los Angeles Police Department and Detroit Police Departments. Before his a law enforcement career, Thomas Page served
the Wayne County, Michigan Health Department for five years as a public health worker and supervisor.
career with the Los Angeles Police Department, Sergeant Thomas Page was the coordinator for the 1985 Los Angeles Field Validation
Test (173 case study) of the DRE Procedure. This study validated the effectiveness and reliability of a standardized and systematic
approach to drug influence recognition. These procedures have been adopted nationwide by professionals in government, law
enforcement, military, private industry and health care.
has taught drug influence recognition and the behavioral indicators of drug use to a wide range of audiences. These audiences
include the American Bar Association, Northwestern University Traffic Institute, the California Department of Mental Health,
the Swedish National Police Federation in Stockholm, the Russian Procuracy Training Academy in Moscow, the Victoria Police
in Melbourne, Australia, the Department of the Army, nurses, physicians, psychiatrists, toxicologists, and private industry. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology, and his Master of
Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Detroit.
Page is a past first General Chairperson of the DRE Section of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, and is a
past member of IACP's DRE Technical Advisory Panel. Sergeant Thomas Page has also been an advisory member of the Canadian
Society of Forensic Science's Drugs and Driving Committee. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Industrial Psychology,
and his Master of Arts degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Detroit.
has authored numerous articles on drug user detection techniques. His credits include Police Chief Magazine, The Siren, The
DRE, the Victoria Australia Parliamentary Road Safety Committee Report, and the 1988 International Congress on Alcoholism
and Drug Dependence, Oslo, Norway. He is the co-author of Drug Information Handbook for the Criminal Justice Professional and
the co-editor of Medical-Legal Aspects of Abused
Substances: Old And New - Licit And Illicit.
to Drug Information Handbook for the Criminal
Justice Professional, it is a “Compilation of over 570 drugs, agents, and substances for the criminal justice
professional.” The book is divided into eight sections: introduction; listing
of drugs; special topics; street names; medical terms; Canadian brand names; appendix; and, therapeutic category index.
to Medical-Legal Aspects of Abused Substances:
Old And New - Licit And Illicit, “If you regularly handle cases involving substance abuse or need information
on newly compounded substances, as well as re-discovered drugs of abuse such as Ecstasy, Meth, PCP, Gamma Hydroxy Butyrate,
otherwise know as the "Date Rape Drug", and Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids popular with today’s athletes, this is your
reference of choice. It has extensive chapters devoted to the above substances as well as others. The authors discuss the
role of law enforcement officers in abused substance cases, double standards in enforcing substance abuse laws, driving under
the influence of drugs as opposed to alcohol, and legal and prosecution perspectives regarding this type of case. This book
contains much valuable information and is a must for anyone who regularly deals with prosecuting or defending substance abuse
also present case studies of Turkey and Australia’s laws pertaining to abused substances and driving, and how they were
developed. This information is particularly valuable to those involved in the creation of substance abuse legislation, here
in the US and around the world.”