Course #: MCD 0157

The focus of this course is the legal aspects concerning traffic stops, as well as training law enforcement officers in the techniques of roadside interviews to be used in traffic stops of suspected drug couriers.

This course is also designed to train small town law enforcement agencies on the newest trends of narcotic investigations and officer safety, on the proper identification of rolling clandestine labs that may be present in rural areas, and assessment of potential suspects through knowledge of body language, eye patterns, and drug induced characteristics and behaviors.

Drug dealers are moving into the smaller towns around the country for the purpose of conducting illegal drug activity, including the trafficking, manufacturing, and distribution of narcotics. There is also a growing incidence of long-time rural residents embarking on illegal drug activities. Small town law enforcement agencies will be introduced to new drug investigation trends and techniques. This course will train rural officers to identify signs of narcotic trafficking during probable cause vehicle stops, identify the signs and methods of transporting narcotics including chemical precursors, and interpret the suspect�s body language during a vehicle stop.

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the signs of a driver or passenger of a vehicle maybe transporting narcotics into their community prior, during, and after a probable cause vehicle stop.
  • Identify the signs, and methods of transporting chemical precursors and narcotics. Learn how to assess the situation and take appropriate action.
  • Identify the body language that a suspect shows during a traffic encounter. Determine safety precautions based on body language.

Target Audience: Active military, active law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals

Course Duration: 16 hours

To apply for access to E Drug training, follow the instructions on the information about applying page. Upon verification of your military, law enforcement or criminal justice employment status, you will receive an email providing information on accessing restricted classes.