Patrol Procedures - The student will list and discuss the techniques of
observation, patrol, traffic enforcement and the detection, identification and
the development of reasonable suspicion and probable cause using Objective
Criteria, to apprehend felonious criminals traveling the streets
and highways transporting illegal drugs and contraband.
Safety - The student will identify the roles of the contact and
cover officer in making a professional traffic stop of a suspected
drug transporter. The student will outline the proper vehicle
positioning and officer approach, safety and search techniques that
place him or her at a tactical advantage.
Patterns and Trends - The student will outline and discuss
the magnitude of drug use and illicit drug traffic. They will
identify drug flow patterns with particular emphasis on drug
couriers and transporters.
Interviews - Practical exercises will be used in this area
to identify and use the basic techniques of roadside interview and
interrogation, observation and awareness techniques, recognition of body
language that may include criminal activity and informant
development, as it applies to the duties and activities of the
Deception - The student will be given information that
will allow him or her to detect deception in drug couriers, actions,
answers, body language, and vehicle usage that will establish
reasonable suspicion and probable cause for arrest.
Tactics - Given an outline and demonstration, the student
will utilize proper arrest and control techniques on a suspected
drug courier with emphasis on personal safety.
Areas - The student will identify and explore the
techniques of locating contraband within vehicles. They will
identify hidden compartments in vehicles that exist naturally and
those that have been altered or constructed by drug smugglers.
Development - The student will discuss the techniques of
Exercises, Use of Objective Criteria, Discussion and Analysis of
actual scene videos will be used throughout the program to reinforce
student learning and personal safety.