MCTC Course Catalog
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Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol

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 course.

Course Description
The primary purposes of Highway Drug Investigations are to detect, interdict, and disrupt the continual flow of illicit drugs on the nation’s highways. It is where the struggle for superiority of the nation’s highways takes place; a contest between uniformed police officers and the most prolific and dangerous illicit drug traffickers in the world (i.e., Transnational Drug Trafficking Organizations). Emphasis is placed on Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the smuggling routes, transportation corridors, and distribution networks in the United States. Confronting the threat to national security, highway drug interdiction operatives stand as the vanguard in the nation’s second line of defense against those who would export illicit activity, lawlessness, violence, and corruption into the country.

Moreover, comprehensive post-interdiction investigative methods and techniques are emphasized in order to further identify and debilitate ongoing illicit drug-trafficking schemes that have a nexus to highway drug interdiction stops (e.g., conspiracy investigations, government controlled deliveries of contraband, and other investigative methodologies designed to advance a criminal investigation).

Topics Included

-Modus operandi of drug trafficking organizations
-Detection of drug-laden vehicles
-Weapons trafficking
-Vehicular contraband concealment
-Gathering of strategic drug intelligence
-Bulk currency seizures and investigations
-Effective strategies designed to disrupt the use of the nation’s highway as a delivery/profit gaining system for illicit drugs and weapons

Course Length
Highway Drug Investigations is a 3 Day (24 Hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend Highway Drug Investigations.

This event is offered on the following dates

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
Monday, February 6, 2023 - Wednesday, February 8, 2023, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Johnston, IA - Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Limited No Cost Lodging Available

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
Monday, March 27, 2023 - Wednesday, March 29, 2023, Course Start: 9:30 AM CT
Distance Learning

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
Monday, May 15, 2023 - Wednesday, May 17, 2023, Course Start: 9:30 AM CT
Distance Learning

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