Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Patrol Officer Response to Street Drugs
Monday, January 30 - Thursday, February 2, 2023
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Amarillo College - West Campus, Building C, Room 113
Directions: 6222 W. 9th Avenue, Amarillo, TX 79106
This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.
There is no cost to attend this training.
This course is designed to enhance the ability and skills of all attendees to identify, detect, apprehend and successfully articulate the drug trafficker, distributor and the drug impaired person. This includes the DWI or the drugged driver; the calls for service where persons are involved in disturbances; juveniles using drugs on school grounds or domestic violence; it should be used on the confidential informant being utilized in a narcotic investigation and all other enforcement needs where the person or persons are under the influence of a drug. The concept and strategy in this program of instruction uses the structured, in depth coverage of the 8 drug categories, to include the Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR) system and other advanced techniques as a means of legally apprehending the drug manufacturer, distributor and specifically the user.
All students must academically pass a written test with a 70% or 81 points out of 115 possible points to successfully complete the course.
-Drug Abuse Recognition system using pupilometer cards and pupil lights
-Drug physiology and pharmacology
-Drug Identification and methods of use
-Recognition of drug signs and symptoms
-Dangers of confronting subjects under the influence
-Legal issues and coverage of all areas of warrantless searches
-Clandestine lab recognition
-Drug distribution techniques
Patrol Officers Response to Street Drugs is a 4 Day (40 hour) course.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.