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Winthrop officer only DRE trained officer in county

by Michael Mattison
Drugs continue to become more prevalent in today’s society and Winthrop is no different. Winthrop Police Department has been making a concerted effort to gets drugs out of the city. This is where the recent training of Winthrop Officer Bryan Hasbargen will start to pay dividends.
Hasbargen has now gone through drug recognition evaluator training. He went through two weeks of classroom training in Bemidji in January. Most recently became back from Philadelphia where the participants did four-five days of certification training.
That training is where they were able to do live evaluations on people to determine what type of substance they may be under the influence of.

For the entire story, check out the March 22 issue of the Winthrop News.

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