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 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.
Drug endangered children are part of a very large, and growing population of children whose lives have been seriously and negatively impacted by dangerous drugs. Thousands of these children across our country go unnoticed and do not receive the necessary care and treatment to heal from these abusive environments. If ignored and left unsupported these children continue to be victims caught in a cycle of drug abuse. This Core Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Awareness training looks at overcoming the challenges in aligning the agencies and systems responsible for preventing, intervening, and treating these issues to change the trajectories of the lives of drug endangered children and break multi-generational cycles of abuse and neglect.
The opioid crisis and the flood of other drugs has reached epidemic proportion in many of our communities. Learn more about this national challenge and other emerging drug trends such as Fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamines, synthetic cannabinoids, and other chemicals. Explore the issues associated with the legalization of marijuana in many states and vaping, Butane hash oil, and cannabis edibles. Discuss the challenges these “new drug delivery systems” have caused many states. Consider how particular drugs are designed and why the designs of these drugs are so popular. Gain an understanding of the stages of use, addiction, withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from the use of drugs. Discuss common delivery systems and observe examples of emerging drugs in various forms. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of drug usage, as well as how Naloxone/Narcan works in cases of opioid overdoses.
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.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, substance abuse is increasing in America. In a 2012 survey, approximately 23.9 million Americans reported using an illicit drug or abusing a prescription medication in the past month. Join us to learn how to combat this growing community concern! During the training, you will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of stimulants, hallucinogens, opiates, marijuana, alcohol, depressants, inhalants, dissociative anesthetics, and various drug combinations. Current drug trends and the legal considerations related to drug investigations are examined.
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.
Experts say the United States is in the throes of an opioid epidemic, as more than two million of Americans have become dependent on or abused prescription pain pills and street drugs. One person dies every 12 minutes from a prescription drug overdose in the United States. Join us for this vital training to learn which opiates and depressants are abused most frequently and about the dangers of new synthetics, including Fentanyl. Examine stages of use, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms, and the health and life-threatening dangers posed from use of these drugs. A MUST-ATTEND training to help you build knowledge to address this national crisis.