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Course Description

This course familiarizes the student with the most commonly abused controlled substances, their methods of abuse, and articulation of the signs and symptoms of persons under the influence of these substances. Emphasis on the California Health and Safety code. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: POST Basic Certificate or Equivalent. Valid California Driver's License. Penal Code Section 13511.5 requires that each applicant for admission to a course of training certified by the Commission (including the P.C. 832 course) that includes the carrying and use of firearms, and who is not sponsored by a local or other law enforcement agency, or is not a peace officer employed by the state or local agency, department, or district, shall be required to submit written certification from the Department of Justice that the applicant has no criminal history background which would disqualify him or her, from owning, possessing, or having under his or her control a firearm.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify narcotics named in course content, methods and symptoms of use, and packaging of controlled substances.
  • Recognize the legal aspects, case law, search&seizure and probable cause associated with illegal narcotic cases.
  • Identify the most common drugs associated with schools.
  • Identify the current laws relating to detention and arrest as well as related search and seizure law.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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