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Length: 4 Days (32 Hours)

Designed for: This course is designed for uniformed patrol officers

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course focuses on street-level narcotics enforcement by uniformed patrol, corrections, probation, fish and game, and all other enforcement officers who possess arrest authority, including military police. The purpose of this course is to not only identify violations, but to reduce the amount of illicit drugs on the streets.  Attendees will learn the origin of illicit drugs and import techniques employed by transnational criminal organizations (TOC).

Course Objectives:

  • In-depth coverage of the seven drug categories; to include Drug Abuse Recognition (D.A.R.)
  • Recognition of drug symptoms
  • Paraphernalia
  • Dangers of confronting subjects under the influence of drugs
  • Legal issues and coverage of all areas of warrantless searches
  • Preliminary assessments of a subject s speech, breath, appearance, demeanor, behavior, etc.
  • Examinations of the subject s eyes, vital signs, physical and psychological evaluations
  • Based on these examinations and on other evidence that may emerge, the trained student can reach reasonably accurate conclusions concerning the general category of drug used or medical condition that has impaired the suspect

The students must pass a written test with a 70% or 81 points out of 115 possible. The students, in group sessions, must also complete scenarios in written format. Test scores and scenarios are kept for one year.

Taught by Mick Mollica, L.E.A.R.N. Associates