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    Erie Community College
  Jan 18, 2018
Spring 2018 Catalog

LE 227 - Drug Interdiction

Credit Hours: 1

This course provides scenario-based training in the interception of narcotics and outlines techniques used to assist officers in developing partnership with the business community in identifying violators who use legitimate businesses to facilitate narcotics trafficking.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • utilize investigative and knock and talk and consensual encounter techniques to initiate investigations;
  • identifY the need for interdiction programs and what types would be most appropriate for individual jurisdictions;
  • identifY required resources and equipment for a domestic drug interdiction program;
  • utilize business partnerships in drug interdiction programs;
  • state the criteria for selecting personnel as well as recognizing personnel considerations, including canine selection;
  • explain search and seizure procedures as well as Fourth Amendment legal foundation concerns;
  • utilize proper legal documentation for courtroom testimony;
  • identify indicators of a stash house and utilize community news media in reporting the possible location of such places; and
  • recognize and explain religious items which may relate to drug trafficking, leading to further investigation.

Year Round (N)