Current Trends in Drug Abuse-Distant Learning

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, October 05, 2017
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Dixon Police Department
220 S. Hennepin Avenue
Dixon, IL
Instructor: Sgt. Bruce Talbot (retired)
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
Freeport Police Department: 320 W. Exchange Street Freeport, IL
Galena Police Dept.: 311 N. Bench Street Galena, IL
Morrison Police Dept.: 200 W Main St. Morrison, IL
Sterling Police Dept.: 212 3rd Avenue Sterling, IL
Dixon Police Department: 220 S. Hennepin Avenue Dixon, IL

This one-day class focuses on the newest drugs of abuse including synthetic stimulants (eg. alpha-PVP "Flakka"), narcotics (eg. carfentanil), hallucinogenics (eg. 25I-NBOMe) cannabinoids ( eg. AB-FUBINACA "Smacked"), and counterfeit prescription drugs seen on the streets (eg. Lemmon 714). The latest drug seizure data focused on the local counties from the Illinois State Police Forensic Crime Lab will be presented. Updates on recent drug law changes will also be 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.