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MIDWEST COUNTERDRUG
TRAINING CENTER
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585
JOHNSTON, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532
515-252-4756
DSN 431-4756


  MCTC Courses

Drug Interdiction Patrol Tactics in Rural Areas

**This course is formerly known as Criminal Patrol Tactics for the Rural Officer**

Registration

Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

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.


There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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