Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Jail/Corrections Officer Response to Street Drugs
Monday, March 29 - Thursday, April 1, 2021
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131

Limited No Cost Lodging Available

Registration is restricted to US military, law enforcement, parole, probation, correctional personnel and emergency response personnel. 

Tuition and Fees

There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description

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 in a custodial environment. This course is custom designed for jail personnel, corrections officers and prison employees dealing specifically with inmates, field contacts and persons visiting correctional facilities. This course is designed to train officers how to recognize signs and symptoms of subjects under the influence of controlled substances and how to identify and recognize controlled substances. 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. The topics of instruction in this training program will include custodial searches, Controlled Substance Act, drug paraphernalia, new law violations, report writing, drug recognition, drug influence and expert testimony for courtroom and hearings.   

All students must academically pass a written test with 70% to successfully complete the course.

Topics Included

  • 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
  • Drug trends
  • Drug smuggling
  • Drug paraphernalia
  • Dangers of confronting subjects under the influence
  • Legal issues
  • Drug distribution techniques
  • Expert testimony Court/Hearings

Course Length
Jail/Corrections Officer Response to Street Drugs is a 4 Day (40 hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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