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Additional September Course- 24 hr. Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol-Princeton

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Thiscourse ispresented by the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center, FT. Dodge, IA. It is located in Princeton, ILand is filling up fast. Registration must be done through the MCTC website.
Find the registration directions on the MTU1 website calendar here

Approved for Lead Homicide Investigator

DATE: Monday, September 19, 2016 Ends: Wednesday September 21, 2016TIME: 8:00 AM-5:00 PMLOCATION: IVCPC/ MTU#5 Training Room 225 Backbone Road East, Princeton, ILINSTRUCTOR: Joe H. Medrano, Lieutenant, Texas Department of Public SafetyCourse Description

The primary purposes of Highway Drug Investigations are to detect, interdict, and disrupt the continual flow of illicit drugs on the nation's highways. It is where the struggle for superiority of the nation's highways takes place; a contest between uniformed police officers and the most prolific and dangerous illicit drug traffickers in the world (i.e., Transnational Drug Trafficking Organizations). Emphasis is placed on Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the smuggling routes, transportation corridors, and distribution networks in the United States. Confronting the threat to national security, highway drug interdiction operatives stand as the vanguard in the nation's second line of defense against those who would export illicit activity, lawlessness, violence, and corruption into the country.

Moreover, comprehensive post-interdiction investigative methods and techniques are emphasized in order to further identify and debilitate ongoing illicit drug-trafficking schemes that have a nexus to highway drug interdiction stops (e.g., conspiracy investigations, government controlled deliveries of contraband, and other investigative methodologies designed to advance a criminal investigation).

Topics Included Modus operandi of drug trafficking organizations Detection of drug-laden vehicles Weapons trafficking Vehicular contraband concealment Gathering of strategic drug intelligence Bulk currency seizures and investigations Effective strategies designed to disrupt the use of the nation's highway as a delivery/profit gaining system for illicit drugs and weaponsMTU1 website calendar here
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