With the restrictions on over-the-counter pseudoephedrine sales, the number of clandestine methamphetamine labs has decreased significantly over the years; however, methamphetamine continues to be the illicit drug of choice for many in Arkansas.
Methamphetamine is consistently ranked by the Drug Enforcement Administration as Arkansas’s #1 drug threat.
CJI offers a variety of online programs to assist in the fight against Methamphetamine production and distribution in the State.
Methamphetamine Awareness, Identification, and Safety for First Responders Online (7 Hours)
This course provides basic methamphetamine awareness and safety education for frontline officers and first responders who may come in contact with a clandestine laboratory. Participants learn to recognize precursors, equipment, and supplies used in the manufacture of methamphetamine and gain an understanding of the unique hazards of clandestine laboratories and receive critical information that will reduce their chances of injury.
Methamphetamine Awareness, Identification, and Safety for Parole and Probation Online (7 Hours)
This course provides basic meth awareness and safety education for Parole and Probation officers and first responders who may come in contact with a clandestine lab. Participants learn to recognize precursors, equipment, and supplies used in the manufacture of meth and gain an understanding of the unique hazards of clandestine labs and receive critical information that will reduce their chances of injury. Meth users/abuser profiles and scenarios illustrating safety precautions for home visits will also be included.
The Methamphetamine Challenge for Law Enforcement Executives Online (7 Hours)
This online course, developed in partnership with the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association and the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, provides an overview of the methamphetamine problem in Arkansas. A management perspective of awareness, employee safety, equipment, training needs, and reporting issues are emphasized to assist law enforcement executives and local municipal officials to most effectively combat methamphetamine production and abuse in their communities. Legal and liability issues, online resources, community awareness, drug abuse treatment and effective agency response to drug endangered children are included.
Methamphetamine Investigation Online (14 Hours)
This course is designed to assist law enforcement in conducting safe and effective methamphetamine related investigations. The course will provide an overview of methamphetamine and the basic recognition of clandestine laboratories. It will also include topics such as the use of confidential informants, undercover investigations, “knock and talks,” search warrants, drug trafficking organizations, legal issues, and drug endangered children.
Course objectives include:
– Identify clandestine methamphetamine labs and safely investigate
– Recognize common manufacturing methods and associated hazards
– Effectively use undercover techniques and informants
– Prepare cases for successful prosecution
– Recognize special issues concerning children exposed to methamphetamine
– Use appropriate techniques for investigating methamphetamine possession, manufacturing, and distribution
Each of these online programs are offered monthly. Registration is available online.
For more information, contact Matt Modrak @ 501-570-8060.