Chuck Hayes


Chuck Hayes is the former Division Director of the Oregon State Police Patrol Services Division. He served with the Oregon State Police for 29 and a half years prior to his retirement in 2003. He holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Police Science and a Management Certificate through the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.  He is also a graduate of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute School of Police Staff and Command and a graduate of the Oregon Executive Development Institute.

Chuck attended both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) training course, and the SFST instructor training course.  He completed the Los Angeles Police Department Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) School in 1989 and the DRE Instructor Development Course in 1994. He was Oregon’s first DRE and was later appointed as the first Oregon Drug Evaluation and Classification (DEC) Program state coordinator in January 1995.  Chuck also served as the regional representative for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DEC Program Technical Advisory Panel and served as the IACP DRE Section Chair from October 1998 to October 1999.

After he retired from the Oregon State Police, Chuck was hired by the IACP as the western region coordinator for the DEC Program and served in that capacity until his retirement on September 1, 2023. As the western region coordinator for the U.S., Chuck provided technical support for the NHTSA drug and alcohol-impaired driving enforcement programs. In addition to his involvement with SFST and DRE, he was also involved in the development, instruction, and training for the Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE, Drug Impairment for Education Professionals (DITEP), and Employer Drug Impairment Training (EDIT) programs. Chuck has provided training and conducted presentations at the IACP Impaired Driving and Traffic Safety Conference, Lifesavers Conference, and the Oregon Impaired Driving Conference, as well as numerous webinar training events. 

Chuck has authored numerous publications dealing with drug and alcohol impairment some of which include:

Drug Recognition Experts and DUI Victim Impact Panels – Partnering to Reduce Impaired Driving Recidivism, IACP Chiefs of Police magazine, February 2022

Investigating and Prosecution of Cannabis Impaired Driving Cases, monograph (Contributing author), National Traffic Law Center, August 2020

Combatting Drugged Driving: New Challenges and Old Solutions, Co-author, IACP Chiefs magazine, March 2018

Navigating Through the Ever-Changing Landscape of Impaired Driving, IACP Police Chiefs magazine, July 2016

Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Examination Characteristics of Cannabis Impairment, Accident Analysis and Prevention, April 2016. Co-Authored with R. Hartman, J. Richman, M. Huestis

During his career with the Oregon State Police, Chuck served as the Chair of the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force from  1992 through June 2005. In January 2005, Chuck was appointed chair of the Oregon Governor’s Advisory Committee on DUII and still serves in that capacity. Chuck is also a member of the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Law Enforcement Committee.