Donald Marose

Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (Ret.)
DRE State Coordinator (Ret.)

Don Marose is President and CEO of CD Training Consultants, Inc.  CD Training Consultants’ goal is to deliver professional training in the signs and symptoms of alcohol and drug use and abuse and safe driving initiatives, and complete facility security reviews.  

Since 2005, thousands of individuals have attended Marose’s training sessions.  These individuals represent disciplines including management, labor, teachers, school administrators, students from middle school through college, emergency responders, doctors, nurses, airline industry,  probation,  law enforcement, prosecution, defense, judiciary, and concerned citizens.  He is often requested by name to make presentations and hold training sessions.  Don has presented throughout Minnesota as well as at conferences and training sessions around the country and in Canada.

Marose served as a Minnesota State Trooper from 1998 to 2020.  He was promoted to Sergeant in 2002 and Lieutenant in 2011.  He was assigned as the Minnesota State Patrol Impaired Driving Specialist and where he directed and supervised training programs throughout Minnesota.  He was responsible for the training, certification, and continuing education of Minnesota’s Drug Recognition Evaluators (DREs) and law enforcement phlebotomists.  He administered a budget in excess of $550,000 to accomplish those duties.  

Marose served as program support for the Federal and State grants awarded to the Minnesota State Patrol.  Those grants exceed $10 million annually.  He worked in conjunction with a number State and Federal agencies to deliver those programs.  The projects incorporated cooperative enforcement endeavors with numerous city and county law enforcement agencies.  

From 2011 to 2013 Marose was assigned as the Deputy Director of the Minnesota State Patrol’s Executive Protection and Capitol Complex Security Division.  He managed a staff of 70 State Troopers, Capitol Security Officers, Legislative Security Officers, support staff, and dispatchers. Marose coordinated the safety and security of Minnesota’s Governmental leaders.  He insured a safe and secure environment on the Capitol Complex preserving the integrity of Minnesota’s governmental process.  Marose coordinated with numerous State, Local, and Federal Governmental agencies to provide for safe venues and movements of visiting dignitaries, United States Governmental leaders, and foreign heads of state.

Marose has an Associate of Arts degree in Law Enforcement.  Marose has been recognized as an expert in Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus and DECP procedures in Hennepin County and Scott County District Courts as well as U.S. Federal Court.

Marose was a a Field Training Officer and instructed at the Minnesota State Patrol Training Academy.  He is an International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) credentialed instructor in SFST, ARIDE, and DECP.  He actively instructs city, county, state, and federal officers as well as the public in these skills.  

Marose is a member of the Minnesota Legislative DWI Task Force.  He served as the General Chair (2011) and the Region II Representative (2017-2020) of IACP’s DRE Section of the Technical Advisory Panel to the Highway Safety Committee.   

Marose is an adjunct instructor and program assistant at the Hennepin Technical College Law Enforcement Education Center and the Century College continuing law enforcement education programs.  

Marose is an active community volunteer.  He is an Eagle Scout, was a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America (1982-2009) and continues his Boy Scouting activities as the North Star District Committee Member.  He currently serves as the State Advisory Board Chair and volunteer for MADD’s Minnesota chapter.

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