Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

Drug Interdiction / Narcotics

The Drug Interdiction / Narcotics topic covers all aspects of drug enforcement, from highway or border interdiction to undercover infiltration into gangs or drug cartels. Drug smugglers are constantly evolving their concealment techniques and are growing in their boldness, so law enforcement must work even harder to stay one step ahead. From marijuana and crack cocaine to prescription pills and heroin, this topic covers it all.
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June 29, 2015
RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

RISE Honorees: How a Mass. PD is winning the opiate overdose battle

After his city suffered 47 overdose deaths in an 18-month period, Lt. Patrick Glynn began to think seriously about the role of cops in treating OD victims - Full Story
June 18, 2015
What kinds of secret compartments have cops found? P1 Community - The Question

What kinds of secret compartments have cops found?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What kinds of secret compartments have police found?”... - Full Story
May 14, 2015
5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

5 keys to becoming a highly successful narcotics officer

Invest the time, invest in relationships on the street and in the department, and invest in your training — before you know it, you’ll be one of the best dope cops in your agency - Full Story
May 01, 2015
What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What the Flakka? 4 things cops need to know about the drug

Recent news from Florida has shed light on a new drug called Flakka, and its use is not isolated to the sunshine state - Full Story
March 19, 2015
What's it like to be an undercover cop? P1 Community - The Question

What's it like to be an undercover cop?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What does it feel like to be an undercover cop?”... - Full Story
March 18, 2015
7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly' Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

7 things cops should know about the drug 'Molly'

According to Troy Gielish — an instructor for the California Narcotics Officers Association — “Molly” can be any number of 100 different chemicals - Full Story
February 04, 2015
How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How cops are catching grow ops with AM radios

Many ham operators can locate a grow simply by taking a radio and portable antennae out into their neighborhood and using the radio to triangulate the exact location of the grow - Full Story
November 19, 2014
What 3 pro-drug ballot ‘wins’ mean for cops Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

What 3 pro-drug ballot ‘wins’ mean for cops

In the past two and a half decades, we have passed all sorts of measures that benefited the criminal over the law abiding public - Full Story
October 29, 2014
Handheld X-ray screening system safe for everyday LEO use Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

Handheld X-ray screening system safe for everyday LEO use

The Backscatter Z is about 9 pounds and requires little training to use - Full Story
October 08, 2014
Butane Hash Oil (BHO): An explosive threat to officers Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

Butane Hash Oil (BHO): An explosive threat to officers

If officers don't take the right steps to ensure their personal safety on scene of a BHO lab, they can find themselves the next victims in a BHO explosion - Full Story



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Drug Interdiction / Narcotics Columnists

The Drug Warrior The Drug Warrior
with Keith Graves
Street Crimes Street Crimes
with Pat McCarthy