MCTC Featured Events

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
6-8 February, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Open Source Investigations for Anti-Trafficking Operations
9-10 February, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

High Risk Event Planning for Narcotic Operations
14-17 February, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants
21-23 February, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Criminal Street Gangs 
22-24 February, Distance Learning
Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment
27 February - 3 March, Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost, lodging available)

Spotlight Course 

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement 

This course is designed for the advanced training of Drug Detector Dog and Handler Teams, which will improve the teams' search ability and help them become both more effective and efficient. Practical exercises will include a variety of buildings and vehicles.

Topics Included

Selection and training of drug detecting dogs
Search strategies and patterns
Theory of odor dispersion
Setting up training aid containers
Vehicular contraband concealment
Training records
Canine drives and communication
Case Law


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Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)