This course is intended to give police officers the training they deserve to formulate effective and well- rounded opinions that can be utilized when initiating a motor vehicle stop where it is believed there is criminal and/or drug activity. Instructor Sergeant Scott Kivet will highlight both the most common drugs seen, as well as those that are not always prevalent. Kivet will use his years of experience to educate officers on each drug’s classifications, identifications, associated paraphernalia, and the common signs and symptoms of each drug’s use. “Drug Identification, Paraphernalia, and the Motor Vehicle Stop” will teach attendees how to identify red flags that are commonly undetected in the field of narcotics and specifically teach how to articulate reasonable suspicion or probable cause.
Kivet focuses on body camera advantage techniques and advanced field interviews to identify body behavior, criminal interdiction driving behavior, and how they relate to vehicle searches. With every topic of discussion, Kivet will supplement his presentation with video clips from his actual stops, in order to paint the picture and clarify precisely what led to the drug arrests and seizures.