Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"

Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics in Rural Areas

  • 12/13/2021
  • 12/15/2021

Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics in Rural Areas 

13-15 DECEMBER 2021

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide rural law enforcement officers with the nuanced legal aspects of arrest,  search and seizure for narcotics offenses. This course covers the hazards associated with conducting drug  interdiction operations in rural areas, the indications of narcotics activity during traffic stops, and the proper  techniques for conducting vehicle searches for the detection and identification of drug traffickers. This class  will prepare the rural officer to disrupt drug trafficking, identify precursor chemicals and trafficking methods,  and process the organized criminal threat to the security of communities. A strong emphasis is placed on  intergovernmental cooperation and information sharing among agencies to better address narcotics threats,  money laundering and ties to terrorism. This course recognizes that many rural law enforcement officers have  limited resources available. These limited resources include a lack of financial availability, equipment,  personnel and back-up officers. This course will introduce low-cost or no-cost equipment for accomplishing  interdiction missions and provide options when back-up officers are not available.  

Topics Included:

  • Common law enforcement officer mindset errors and amendments
  • Basic legal aspects concerning the laws of arrest, search and seizure in conjunction with the United States Supreme Court rulings
  • Traffic stop and observational techniques for identification of possible criminal narcotics activity Keys to identifying and disrupting narcoterrorist activities
  • Roadside interviewing techniques including listening skill techniques and answer analysis Clandestine and rolling laboratory identification
  • Identification of the signs of drug impairment in the human body
  • Drug and paraphernalia identification
  • Vehicle search techniques
  • Multijurisdictional and intergovernmental operations

Course Length:  Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics in Rural Areas is a 3-day (20 hour) course.  

Prerequisites:  There are no prerequisites to attend this course. 

Tuition and Fees:  There is no cost to attend this training.  

Registration:  Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.   https://counterdrugtraining.com/EBForms.aspx?EBID=6099&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1

Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics.pdf

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