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4 tips for highway drug interdiction in metropolitan areas

Urban areas are a target-rich environment which can pose an interesting set of challenges for the highway drug interdiction officer


If you are a highway interdiction officer in a large metropolitan area, you should be foaming at the mouth with all the opportunities present in your target-rich environment. However, along with those opportunities come a set of unique challenges that the more rural interdiction officer will not have.

A lone highway patrol officer on a large rural stretch of two-lane highway will not have the same challenges you face. He/she may sit perpendicular to the highway and be able to watch each and every vehicle that passes him on a two or three lane interstate, easily identifying probable cause, reasonable suspicion, and pre-stop indicators.

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