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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

Recognizing and Responding to Methamphetamine Operations

Methamphetamine operations are dangerous to the public, law enforcement, and other first responders who encounter them in the line of duty.
The Peace Officer Basic Training Drug Awareness and Meth course will equip officers with skills to recognize the signs of a potential operation and teach specific response protocols to use when encountering these dangerous substances. Participants will learn about the physiological effects of the drug, drug-endangered children, the primary methods of manufacturing encountered in Ohio, the four-step process of manufacture, and how to identify precursor chemicals. (Improvised chemicals will also be covered.)  
In addition, the course will include discussions about the roles of child welfare workers and others who might encounter clandestine drug labs. Participants will also receive contact information for qualified experts to assist them in cleanup operations.  

NOTE:  This four-hour training satisfies the requirement to teach the Drug Awareness section for the OPOTA Basic Police Academy.  
This course will be offered at the London and Richfield campuses on the following dates:
April 24, 2018
8 a.m. to Noon 
OPOTA Main Campus
1650 State Route 56 SW
London, OH  43140
Cost: $50

Oct. 9, 2018
8 a.m. – Noon 
OPOTA Richfield 
4055 Highlander Parkway
Richfield, OH 44268
Cost: $50