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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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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
August 15, 2014
How to talk to a cop's kid about drugs Keith Graves - The Drug Warrior

How to talk to a cop's kid about drugs

Keeping your kids away from drugs is a tough road, but it’s important to talk to them about drugs before someone else does - Full Story
April 16, 2014
What is it like to work with police informants? P1 Community - The Question

What is it like to work with police informants?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, “What is it like to work with police informants?”... - Full Story
April 14, 2014
The new heroin OD tool all cops may need Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

The new heroin OD tool all cops may need

There has been a big resurgence in heroin mainly because a legitimate prescription drug — Oxycontin — is now much more difficult to obtain - Full Story
March 28, 2014
Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ) - TechBeat

Police programs preventing opiate drug overdose deaths

Alarmed by an increase in opiate drug overdose fatalities, officers in some police departments are carrying and administering antidotes on the scene to stem drug deaths in their communities - Full Story



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Drug Interdiction / Narcotics Columnists

Cops vs. Drugs: Tactics and Issues for All Officers Cops vs. Drugs: Tactics and Issues for All Officers
with Det. Steve Walton (Ret.)
Highway Drug Interdiction Highway Drug Interdiction
with Andrew Hawkes