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Thu, Jun 06



Drug Interdiction And Conducting The Complete Traffic Stop

Date: June 6 – 7, 2024 08:00am- 04:00pm Location: New England HIDTA 13 Branch Street, Suite 209 Methuen, MA 01844

Drug Interdiction And Conducting The Complete Traffic Stop
Drug Interdiction And Conducting The Complete Traffic Stop

Time & Location

Jun 06, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Methuen, 13 Branch St, Methuen, MA 01844, USA

About the event

Hosted By: Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

This two-day course provides an in-depth look at the latest criminal patrol techniques being utilized by successful interdiction units. Students will be able to recognize potential criminal indicators and what these indicators could mean. The course will encompass the professional roadside interview and officer safety issues. Furthermore, staff will showcase the latest concealment methods used by drug trafficking organizations. Students will walk through each step, from the initial traffic stop to the post-seizure arrest.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1. Describe the relationship between increased traffic enforcement and reduction of drug trafficking

2. Describe several case studies to show how traffic enforcement reduces drug trafficking

3. Identify certain indicators of criminal activity and their meaning

4. Describe reasons and justifications for traffic stops

5. Describe and understand pre-textual stops

6. Describe types of searches

7. Describe techniques for the officer to use at the stop

8. Demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of some of the imaginative areas criminals use to conceal illegal narcotics

9. Describe how to safely access these compartments in various vehicles

10. Identify ways to minimize risks from traffic conditions at the stop

11. Identify ways to safely interact with the vehicle occupants while making a traffic stop

12. Identify the importance of a "passenger side approach"

13. Identify safety procedures to consider while conducting searches of vehicles

14. Identify special Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety issues during a stop


· Visit the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center’s website at

· Click on Northeast Counterdrug Training Center “Enter Site”

· Find the training that you would like to register for under Upcoming Training and select “Register.”

· Log into your NCTC account (an NCTC account is required to register for training)

· Agree to the Terms and Conditions

· Click on “Register”

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