Officer Ashley Eller began her law enforcement career in 2004 with the Orlando Police Department and served in a variety of capacities. Her first position was as an Emergency Communications Specialist followed by acceptance to the Valencia Community College Criminal Justice Institute where she obtained the certification of Community Service Officer for the Orlando Police Department in 2006. In 2009 she completed the Basic Recruit Training Program and in 2010 accepted a Florida Certified Position as a Law Enforcement Officer with the Apopka Police Department. After successful completion of the field training program she was assigned to midnight shift patrol services. Officer Eller has always shown an interest and passion for the enforcement of traffic laws, having investigated over 10,000 crashes in her position at the Orlando Police Department. She has always been drawn specifically to the impaired driving laws as well as traffic homicide investigations. In 2012 she was selected as a Squad Traffic Officer and almost immediately she was sent to Advanced Traffic Homicide Investigations, Standardized Field Sobriety Exercises (24 hour school) and Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.
While assigned to the traffic unit, Officer Eller became involved in targeted traffic enforcement responding to citizen complaints and enforcement waves. She has also participated in multiple DUI Saturation Patrols under the Mutual Aid of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Officer Eller has served as both a lead traffic homicide investigator, since April 2013, and Certified Traffic Homicide Reconstructionist for the Apopka Police Department, since May 2014. Officer Eller is also a driving instructor, stop sticks instructor and a crossing guard instructor.
Officer Eller is a certified Intoxilyzer 8000 operator and Agency Inspector for the Intoxilyzer 8000. She is also a Standardized Field Sobriety Instructor as well as a CMS certified instructor having instructed both within and outside her agency on the topics of DUI and Traffic Crash Investigations. Officer Eller has remained an active member of the midnight shift patrol services division where she conducts DUI and traffic enforcement and in 2016 she obtained the rank of Drug Recognition Expert. She has participated in over 450 DUI arrests and over 30 Drug Influence Evaluations. In 2019 Officer Eller accomplished a career goal of becoming a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor and employee of the Institute of Police Technology and Management where she currently teaches.