PATROL DRUG RECOGNITION
With over 72,000 drug related overdose deaths in the United States during 2017, our police officers are on the front line of what is being described as an epidemic. First responders are tasked with battling this epidemic on a daily basis and are being exposed to an increasing number of fentanyl and other opioid drugs that pose a significant threat. Today’s officers need the appropriate training to not only remain safe, but to be able to recognize the paraphernalia, dilutants and adulterants that are synonymous with each drug.
In this course, students will learn to identify the most common illegal drugs currently being distributed on the streets, the effects these drugs have on the body, the pre-cursors and paraphernalia commonly associated with the drugs and how to properly document this information in a police report.
The ability to quickly identify illegal narcotic activity greatly increases officer safety and will assist the officer in furthering their drug investigations and ability to articulate reasonable suspicion and probable cause that they may have previously overlooked due to lack of a proper training foundation.
Who should attend:
All sworn police officers can benefit from this course regardless of rank and time in service. The instructor's vast narcotic investigative experience brings this course to the next level and is a must for officers looking to make an impact battling the drug epidemic in America. This course also helps officers stay safe during these investigations by training them to recognize the illegal drugs being seen on the streets by officers across the United States.
Patrol Drug Recognition is a two-day course.
Kyle Land is a 17 year veteran of the Dallas, Texas Police Department. Kyle has spent the vast majority of his career conducting undercover and proactive narcotic investigations. Kyle has served in several distinguished units within the Dallas Police Department to include the Uniformed Violent Crime Task Force, the Narcotics Division and the Mid-Level Narcotic Enforcement Unit. While assigned to these various units, Kyle successfully concluded numerous high level undercover operations that were both complex and dangerous. These long-term investigations targeted street, mid and high-level dealers and ultimately, he was able to infiltrate one of the most violent heroin trafficking organizations in the Metropolitan area. After two years of deep undercover work within this criminal organization, Kyle successfully concluded the operation with 18 Federal indictments of individuals linked directly to the Mexican Drug Cartels.
Kyle has received numerous accolades over the course of his career for his drug investigations, including a United States Department of Justice Commendation for his work targeting the Mexican Cartels.
In 2014, Kyle was selected to join the Homeland Security Investigations National Gang Units Federal Task Force that was commissioned to specifically target local cartel connected gangs, which resulted in the seizure of 22 kilograms of methamphetamine ice and over a million dollars in currency and assets in the first year.
Kyle Land continues to serve with the Dallas, Texas Police Department and is an experienced instructor, having taught numerous courses to law enforcement officers across the country.