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Training

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

 


 

All trainings for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics have been canceled or postponed

due to COVID-19. The website will be updated when Oklahoma is no longer in a state

of emergency. Thank you for understanding.

 

 


 

Basic Clandestine Lab Course

 

*Postponed until further notice*

 

This course is for personnel working clandestine drug laboratories. The course focuses on meth labs and covers meth production, chemical and physical hazards, hazard evaluation, protective clothing, respiratory protection, and other related topics.

 

These topics are reinforced through the following hands-on practical exercises:

 

·         Air monitoring practical

·         Decontamination team challenge

·         Team assessment and processing exercises

 

Course Length

Basic Clandestine Lab is a 4 day (32 hour) course.

 

Registration

To register, please email Sierra Fogle at sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 

 

 


 

Basic Clandestine Lab Refresher

*Postponed until further notice*

This course is for personnel working clandestine drug laboratories who haven’t attended a recertification in the past 2 years. The course focuses on meth labs and covers meth production, chemical and physical hazards, hazard evaluation, protective clothing, respiratory protection, and other related topics.

 

Course Length

Basic Clandestine Lab is a 1 day (8 hour) course.

 

Registration

To register, please email Sierra Fogle at sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 


 

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol

 

*Postponed until further notice*

Course Description
The primary purposes of Highway Drug Investigations are to detect, interdict, and disrupt the continual flow of illicit drugs on the nation’s highways. It is where the struggle for superiority of the nation’s highways takes place; a contest between uniformed police officers and the most prolific and dangerous illicit drug traffickers in the world (i.e., Transnational Drug Trafficking Organizations). Emphasis is placed on Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the smuggling routes, transportation corridors, and distribution networks in the United States. Confronting the threat to national security, highway drug interdiction operatives stand as the vanguard in the nation’s second line of defense against those who would export illicit activity, lawlessness, violence, and corruption into the country.

Moreover, comprehensive post-interdiction investigative methods and techniques are emphasized in order to further identify and debilitate ongoing illicit drug-trafficking schemes that have a nexus to highway drug interdiction stops (e.g., conspiracy investigations, government controlled deliveries of contraband, and other investigative methodologies designed to advance a criminal investigation).

Topics Included

  • Modus operandi of drug trafficking organizations
  • Detection of drug-laden vehicles
  • Weapons trafficking
  • Vehicular contraband concealment
  • Gathering of strategic drug intelligence
  • Bulk currency seizures and investigations
  • Effective strategies designed to disrupt the use of the nation’s highway as a delivery/profit gaining system for illicit drugs and weapons

Course Length
Highway Drug Investigations is a 3 Day (24 Hour) course.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to attend Highway Drug Investigations.

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

Registration
Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. To register, please email Sierra Fogle at
sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Micro Labs: Fentanyl, One Pot, BHO & Synthetic Hazards and Handling

 

*Postponed until further notice*

Course Description
This course is designed to introduce law enforcement officers to the chemistry of domestic micro drug labs in order to better understand the processes and the hazards associated with these labs. This course shall cover safety practices, including the use of various engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard controls, to protect law enforcement who handle, sample and dismantle these drug labs.

Topics Included

  • History and national trends of BHO, Fentanyl, and One-Pot meth labs
  • Drug Trafficking Organization involvement in micro labs
  • Techniques of manufacturing
  • Environmental hazards of manufacturing processes
  • Variations of the different micro labs
  • Chemistry of each process
  • Assessment and dismantling procedures
  • Safety procedures
  • Sample and waste packaging and transportation
  • Live demonstration of drug production for one of the following: One-Pot meth, BHO, or Fentanyl

Course Length
Micro Labs: Fentanyl, One Pot, BHO and Synthetic Hazards and Handling is a three day (24 hour) course.

Prerequisites 

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

Registration
This course is restricted to US military, law enforcement personnel, and emergency responders. To register, please email Sierra Fogle at
sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 

 


 

Basic Gang Investigations

*Postponed until further notice*

Course Description
According to the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center, Gangs are the primary distributors of illicit drugs and are responsible for the majority of crime in jurisdictions across the United States. Gangs are supplied with drugs by transnational criminal organizations (TCO) such as drug cartels and terrorist organizations. They work closely with TCO’s by trafficking and selling drugs, murder, kidnapping, extortion, terrorist operations, narcotics and terrorist financing, human trafficking and other activities that threaten national security. Street gangs, prison gangs, and organized criminal organizations work hand in hand with TCO to achieve their own goals as well as the goals of the TCO. TCO include groups such as Al Qaeda, ISIS, Hamas, Hezbollah and other nefarious non-state actors. Gangs and their many partners pose a significant threat to the citizens of the U.S., as well as national security interests in the Western hemisphere (Mexico, Central America, Colombia and Peru). Profiteering for terrorists directly threatens U.S. troops in the Middle East.

This unique gang training class exposes a variety of gang issues and their connections to terrorism as well as the financing of terrorist operations that significantly contribute to the insurgency and corruption of Afghanistan and Iraq. This class will illustrate the street level gang members and their terrorist and transnational organized crime partnerships. In turn, students who attend this class will be able to impact upon the influence of TCO and trafficking networks within the U.S. This includes layered, coordinated approaches that disrupt the operations of TCOs, limit their access to funding, reduce their assets, and raise their costs of doing business. This class will increase intergovernmental cooperation to build capacity of agencies to counter the narcotics threats and enhance or develop cooperative mechanisms with law enforcement agencies.  It will maximize both the impact and efficiency of DoD contributions to combating drug trafficking and TCO that pose a national security threat.

Topics Included

  • The partnerships between gangs and Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCO)
  • Gangs as a financial threat to US security
  • Gangs supporting drug cartels and terrorists
  • Deciphering gang graffiti
  • Gangs and Officer Safety

Course Length
Transnational Gang Identification and Interdiction is a 3 day (24 hour) course.

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

Registration
Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel. To register, please email Sierra Fogle at
sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 

 


 

Drug Crime Scene Investigations

 

*Postponed until further notice*

 

Course Description
Crime scenes related to illegal narcotics present unique issues for investigators. Because drug crime scenes could potentially lead to transnational narco-terrorism investigations, specific drug-related crime scene investigation training is essential. Expectations of the public and the courts have risen dramatically over the last several years in the area of physical evidence collection. Working a drug-related crime scene is a process that involves a broad range of skill sets with a heavy emphasis on intelligence analysis, evidence collection, and an understanding of the laboratory analyst's capabilities. Evidence collection and chain of custody are essential to building a case for the successful prosecution of transnational drug trafficking organizations.

The purpose of this course is to train law enforcement personnel, especially counternarcotics officers with the skills needed to locate, identify, document, collect and preserve any crime scene evidence with an emphasis on drug-related evidence. Drug related cases can also lead to other crimes such as thefts, robberies, arson, shootings and even homicides.  Upon completion of this training, the student will possess the fundamental skills necessary to process any crime scene and collect a variety of different types of physical evidence, and in particular, drug-related crime scenes.

 

Topics Included

  • Crime scene management, measurement and search methods
  • Evidence recognition, collection, preservation and packaging
  • Fundamentals of digital crime scene photography techniques and a thorough understanding of camera and flash operation
  • Drug-related evidence photography & surveillance photography techniques
  • Processing of drug related evidence and packaging materials
  • Biological evidence
  • Trace evidence including hairs and fibers, clothing, gunshot residue, etc
  • Firearms and related evidence
  • Latent print development & AFIS technology
  • Footwear, tire track, and tool mark impression evidence

Course Length
Fundamentals of Drug Related Crime Scene Investigation is a 5 day (40 hour) course.

 

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

 

Requirements

1. Students should wear appropriate casual clothing for practical exercises conducted both inside and outdoors.  PLEASE NOTE:  clothing may become soiled or damaged during these exercises due to weather conditions and/or chemicals.

2. Students are asked to bring the following equipment to the first day of class:

  • Digital camera (DSLR preferred) capable of using off camera flash
  • Off camera flash with remote cord (to connect to camera)
  • Instruction manuals for the camera and flash
  • Memory card/digital media camera
  • Batteries for camera and flash
  • Flashlight
  • Tripod (if available)
  • Basic evidence kit (latent processing)

3. Students are asked to bring approximately 12 different items to be processed for fingerprints.  These should include flat, curved, smooth, textured, porous, non-porous, glass, plastic, etc.  Anything that you might encounter as evidence during your investigation.

 

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

 

Registration
Registration is restricted to US military and law enforcement personnel. To register, please email Sierra Fogle at
sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 


 Science Based Drug Education

*Postponed until further notice*

 

Course Description
Science Based Drug Education (SBDE) provides substance abuse prevention specialists, substance abuse treatment personnel, School Resource Officers, School Resource Deputies, Community Trainers and National Guard Drug Demand Reduction personnel with an anti-drug abuse curriculum based on scientific research. SBDE is a research-based presentation on various drugs and their effect on the human body and behavior. It also documents some of the social issues that the drugs create and involve. SBDE helps to alert communities to warning signs and drug trends.

Anti-drug abuse education is critical for organizations, schools, and communities to be proactive against illicit drugs. SBDE is ideal for military and law enforcement personnel who are building both internal drug prevention training as well as interacting with external organizations and communities. This class is also ideal for professionals of any type of organization dealing with youth between 10-17 years of age. The SBDE curriculum provides attendees with tools to build their own presentation to fit their presentation style.

In order to graduate, students will be required to give a five minute presentation over one of the course topics.

 

Topics Included

  • Drug categories
  • Gateway theory
  • Basic brain process
  • How drugs affect the brain
  • Marijuana
  • Synthetics
  • Drug recognition

Course Length
Science Based Drug Education is a 3.5 day (28 hour) course.

 

Prerequisites
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

 

Tuition and Fees
There is no cost to attend this training.

 

Registration
Registration is restricted to all military, law enforcement, prevention, treatment, education, and healthcare personnel and professionals.  To register, please email Sierra Fogle at
sfogle@obn.state.ok.us.

 


 

 

Training Facility

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Headquarters

419 NE 38th Terrace

Oklahoma City, OK 73105