Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls-Freeport

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Sgt. Bruce Talbot (retired)
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This Class has been Canceled


This one-day class is designed for school resource officers, juvenile officers or patrol officers who may respond to a police call of a drug-impaired student (or faculty member). Standardized report forms will be used to document under the influence of drugs and each officer will be given a model policy and procedure for handling the drug-impaired student or faculty member.  The legal issues surrounding police drug enforcement in a school setting and drug testing impaired subjects will be included with the recognition training. The new Medical Marijuana Law amendment allowing children to use medical cannabis will also be covered. A review of recent Supreme Court case law on school drug searches will be fully discussed.


The Instructor:

Sergeant Bruce R. Talbot retired in 2002 after 25 years of police service and has become a noted national speaker on the topic of gateway drugs. Sergeant Talbot's specialty is teaching drug and alcohol recognition classes across the country for corporations such as Alcoa, K-Mart, John Deere, WW Grainger and ACE Hardware.  He has been a guest instructor at the Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Louisiana State Police Academies and Northwestern University's prestigious Traffic Institute.  Sergeant Talbot is the lead drug and alcohol instructor for Northeast Multi-Regional Training, which is responsible for police officer in-service training for the nine Chicago collar counties. He was the charter drug and alcohol instructor for the Suburban Police Academy at the College of DuPage.

Sergeant Talbot has been qualified in criminal court as an expert witness in the field of drug and alcohol impairment DUI trials in Illinois and Texas. He has twice been called to testify as an expert witness before two United States Senate Committees. His testimony has been published in the Congressional Record.