NCTC Course Descriptions

Current Heroin Threat

Course Description:

 The current heroin threat is being magnified by the use and abuse of Fentanyl. Fentanyl is quickly becoming one of the most dangerous and challenging drug-related threats to communities and law enforcement officers across the United States. This training course will focus on breaking down Fentanyl as well as the latest trends in packaging and distribution. An emphasis will be placed on how to prevent accidental exposure and possible overdose. During this class, officers will learn how to recognize the symptoms and respond to an officer overdose.  Detailed information and techniques to put a policy and training in place at the student home agency will be discussed. An emphasis will be placed on how to collect, process, and preserve Fentanyl evidence while minimizing an exposure. The final block of instruction will discuss resources available for both treatment and prevention.

 Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

1. Understand the background of the opioid crisis
2. Understand Fentanyl and its analogues
3. Know the symptoms of an opioid overdose
4. Be able to recognize an opioid overdose and administer Naloxone

 Prerequisites: None

 Course Length: 1 day/ 8 hours

 Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military

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