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Training

JR Gibson, Agent-in-Charge
email: jrgibson@obn.state.ok.us
FAX #:  405-524-7619


 

43rd Annual Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigators Course

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics will be hosting the 43rd annual Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Investigator Course from September 17th to September 28th, 2018.  The course will be held at the OBN headquarters in Oklahoma City and is accredited through CLEET for 80 hours of continuing education.  This course is designed to provide attendee with the foundational skills to conduct drug investigations.  Topics covered will include:  drug identification, use of confidential informants, undercover operations, surveillance operations, prescription drug investigations, clandestine laboratory recognition, and numerous other topics.  This course will involve classroom and scenario based training. 

There is no cost to enroll in this training.  Each attendee must be in an “on duty” status with their agency while in attendance.  Each attendee is responsible for their own lodging and travel expenses while attending the course. 

Class size will be limited to 40 students. 

Please email Stacy Fletcher at sfletcher@obn.state.ok.us  for an application packet.  You will receive an information packet once accepted to the course.

 

Level A Hazardous Material training course

The Oklahoma bureau of Narcotics will be hosting a Level A Hazardous Material training course on Oct 01-04 at the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Headquarters located in Oklahoma City and is accredited through CLEET for 40 hours of continuing education. 

Course Description

This course is designed for experienced clan lab investigators, site safety officers, chemists, hazmat personnel, and other first responders to clandestine laboratories or high hazard scenes. In this intense three-day course you will learn about the types of high hazard scenes, production methods, toxicology, sampling, field testing instruments, and, most specifically, the use and requirements of wearing Level A personal protective equipment.

Classes run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily with a break for lunch and additional short breaks at the instructor’s discretion. Casual attire is recommended.

Course Requirements
Students must have completed a Basic Clandestine Laboratory Safety training course and be currently certified as an OSHA qualified first responder. This includes having current medical clearance to wear respiratory protection and a Level A suit.

Training Topics
This course provides detailed coverage of:

  • Fentanyl
  • Fentanyl analogs (including carfentanil)
  • LSD
  • PCP
  • Other High Hazard scenes
  • Use of Level A PPE
  • Maintenance of Level A PPE
  • Level A site control
  • Level A PPE decontamination
  • Field instruments used to identify hazards:
    • RAMAN
    • FTIR
    • GC/MS
    • Air monitoring equipment

This course will have the participants suiting up in Level A personal protective equipment (PPE) and practicing processing a high hazard scene. Students will also learn the pressure testing and visual inspections requirements of the Level A PPE along with the necessary maintenance for the equipment.

Course Completion
Students completing this course will receive a Level A completion of training certificate.

Contact Information
For more information on attending this class, please contact Stacy Fletcher at sfletcher@obn.state.ok.us or (405) 530-3774.

Training Facility

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Headquarters

419 NE 38th Terrace

Oklahoma City, OK 73105