Chief Bryan D. Schafer (Ret.) is a 39-year veteran of law enforcement. Prior to his 8.5 years of service with the Hastings MN Police Department he dedicated 22 years with the Minneapolis Police Department.
As an Instructor, he has trained law enforcement officers and businesses across the US and Canada. Schafer was one of eight national instructors selected to instruct the first International Alcohol/Drug Impaired Driving School for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Vancouver, B.C., Canada, in 1995. Some other contributions include DRE Research at John Hopkins University, DRE curriculum review/updates for International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), DRE/ SFST training recommendations to the Minnesota Legislature, and numerous prosecutor and judicial training seminars throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota.
In May 2022, Schafer was nominated to receive the Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) Emeritus Recognition from the International Association of Chiefs of Police Drug Recognition Expert Section for outstanding contributions, over an extended period of time, to the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program. He also received the National IACP/CANDID Award for Outstanding Education in Impaired Driving at the national Conference in Providence, Rhode Island in 2000.