Explore the connection between domestic violence and substance abuse, common cause and effect myths about domestic violence, the impact on families and the risks to drug-endangered children. Examine the need for a collaborative response and implementation of multi-disciplinary teams, what all disciplines can look for when collecting information/evidence, and examine the steps to establishing a formal drug endangered children alliance, including protocols and MOU's to sustain on-going efforts.
Recognize signs and symptoms of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, and various drug combinations. Examine current drug trends and the legal considerations related to drug investigations.
One way to promote a drug free community is to create more awareness of the issue within the community. Take the first step by planning a Community Drug Awareness Presentation.
During this NO FEE presentation, your attendees will learn about opiates and methamphetamines which have gained in popularity and negatively impacted your community. They will learn how drug abuse is affecting youth, to recognize behaviors that are associated with abuse, and what medical responses are necessary.
Enhance law enforcement capacity to interrupt illegal drug trafficking. Learn procedures for conducting drug interdiction in several phases: cueing, detection, sorting, monitoring, interception, hand-over, disruption, endgame, and apprehension.
Review the 7-step approach to drug influence and identification which includes pulse, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, lack of convergence, pupillary comparison, pupil reaction and Romberg stand. Gain understanding in how the eyes react to drug influence and the effects on the central nervous system. Practice what you have learned using hands-on activities. As a law enforcement or parole/probation officer, you will gain the skills you need to recognize impairment caused by the most abused drugs or alcohol in Indian Country.
Explore techniques to recognize drug influence when conducting home visits, search and seizure, or during other interactions with probationers. Develop the critical skills to recognize common paraphernalia and the signs and symptoms of persons under the influence of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, and dissociative anesthetics through hands-on instruction.
Address issues commonly encountered by officers during criminal interdiction situations. Review the basic legal aspects concerning search and seizure, types of legal searches, including traffic stops and in-depth vehicle searches, and common concealment methods and detection practices. Learn about pre-search objectives, officer safety, and the common pitfalls associated with vehicle contraband searches. Recognize after-market hidden compartments, contraband concealed in container trucks, and electronically hidden compartments.
Learn about current drug trends and related issues. Discuss specific synthetic drugs, how they are designed and why the design of the drugs is so popular. Examine the marijuana culture, the science behind the drug and the challenges legalization has caused in some states. Explore the dangers of pharmaceuticals and heroin.
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