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Street Crimes & Narcotics Investigations for Patrol Officers

This 2-day course is designed for uniformed personnel who are engaged in proactive criminal patrols and/or new narcotics investigators.  The course focuses on the legalities of pretext stops, motor vehicle search warrant exceptions, drug laws, drug identification, vehicle search techniques, evidence handling, knock-and-talks, hotel/motel operations, and basic search warrant elements and drafting.  The course further specifically covers the limitations and requirements of the Louisiana Code of Criminal Procedure and Louisiana caselaw related to these activities.  The course will include numerous real-world case studies demonstrating the pros and cons of various techniques, approaches, and styles of street-level drug investigations.  


This course is instructed by experienced street crimes and narcotics investigators Tanner Jenkins and Scott Courrege.  Tanner is currently a Narcotics Division commander and supervises 15 agents.  Since Tanner took command of the unit in 2018, his agents have seized over $7,200,000 in United States currency and made over 650 felony drug arrests.  Tanner has been recognized in federal court as a drug investigation expert and has previous assignments with SWAT, street crimes, and uniform patrol. 


Scott is an attorney who engages in extensive law enforcement training and police practices consulting.  Scott has over 20 years of law enforcement experience, including federal employment with the United States Border Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration, and he is still an active part-time deputy assigned to Training.  Scott regularly instructs numerous law enforcement courses and has been recognized by POST and by numerous courts as a subject matter expert in various areas.  Scott’s previous assignments include narcotics, street crimes, community policing, and uniform patrol.


TBD per course.

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