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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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
March 27, 2014
Keeping an eye on counterfeiting PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Keeping an eye on counterfeiting

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
March 06, 2014
7 myths of marijuana legalization PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

7 myths of marijuana legalization

In PoliceOne "First Person" essays, PoliceOne Members candidly share their own unique personal insights on issues confronting cops today, as well as opinions, observations, and advice on living life behind the thin blue line - Full Story
February 24, 2014
Legal marijuana Tim Dees - Police Tech & Gear

Legal marijuana "stops" one type of crime, gives rise to another

Cash businesses — such as the stores in Colorado and Washington State where sale of marijuana is now legal — are attractive targets for thieves - Full Story
February 05, 2014
Legal weed and the future of drug interdiction Andrew Hawkes - Highway Drug Interdiction

Legal weed and the future of drug interdiction

If you are a narcotics officer or a drug interdiction officer — like me — this may have started affecting you already - Full Story
January 31, 2014
Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Politics, pot, and police: Slouching toward marijuana legalization

Might we consider the Smarter Sentencing Act of 2013 — a proposed bill aimed at reducing mandatory minimum sentencing for “non-violent” drug offenses — another step toward marijuana legalization? - Full Story
January 16, 2014
Improving community relations by focusing on the youth PoliceOne Special Contributors - P1 First Person

Improving community relations by focusing on the youth

A nationwide challenge is helping people see officers as public servants, not an invading army — and it starts with the kids - Full Story
January 09, 2014
Why 17 is my measure of success Thane Gallagher - Patrolling the Border

Why 17 is my measure of success

That's how many officers are dedicated to full-time narcotics interdiction on the tangled highways of the part of Southern California where I work - Full Story
January 03, 2014
Are we slouching toward legalized marijuana? Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Are we slouching toward legalized marijuana?

Retail sale of “recreational pot” officially began this week in Colorado — does this mark the beginning of an inevitable slide toward legal marijuana from coast to coast across the United States? - 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.)
The Drug Warrior The Drug Warrior
with Keith Graves