Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Roadside Interview Techniques for Drug Trafficking Operations
Monday, July 30 - Thursday, August 2, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Camp Dodge JMTC, Johnston, IA 50131

LIMITED No-Cost Lodging Available

**This course is formerly known as Roadside Interviews**

Course Description

The purpose of this class is to provide patrol officers with the interviewing fundamentals to identify and target criminal organizations, groups and gangs who transit illegal drugs throughout the United States. The course focuses on interviewing techniques that lead to the detection and interdiction of illicit drugs and other contraband items such as weapons, human trafficking, and bulk cash. As drug and money trafficking has been shown to have a nexus to terrorism, it is essential that law enforcement officers understand the best approach to recognize suspicious individuals and activities during routine traffic stops that could lead to major drug arrests.

This is a four day training program designed for officers who conduct various short term encounters with the public, including officers who conduct traffic stops, respond to service calls, strike team officers focusing on street level criminal organizations. While the course is centered on the importance of treating all people with dignity and respect, officers will gain an understanding of how to uncover drug trafficking, money laundering, terrorism, and other serious criminal activities that threaten the security of the United States.

Topics Included

  • Fundamentals of roadside interviewing
  • Intergovernmental cooperation and communication (i.e., HIDTA, fusion centers)
  • Legal aspects from a law enforcement officer’s perspective
  • Verbal and non-verbal indications of deception and answer analysis
  • Initial traffic stop observations
  • Conducting non-intrusive interviews to identify criminal activities
  • Final assessment of interview
  • Analyzing statements and identifying officer safety concerns

Course Length

Roadside Interview Techniques for Drug Trafficking Operations is a 4-day (32 hour) course.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


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