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Lesson 4: Drug Identification

Category
Training Material
Subject
Border security and management

Description

Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Border Police Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School

Summary

KPS Officers must have a basic understanding of what types of drugs they may encounter on daily patrols and the effects these drugs have on people. The primary reason for this understanding is for the safety of the police officer, those around him/her, and the drug user. Effective and safe handling of suspects who are drug dependent, or who are under the influence of drugs, and/or must be taken into custody, is also a safety concern. This lesson provides KPS officers with an overview of drug-related terminology, the reactions drugs can have on an individual, and the types of drugs the officer may encounter while on the job.

The goal of this lesson is to introduce KPS Officers major drugs of use and abuse.

At the end of this lesson, the students will be able to:

  1. State three (3) major drug actions that drugs have on the body.
  2. List the factors which may contribute to the effect drugs have on an individual.
  3. Describe the following stimulant drugs in terms of their physical characteristics, means of ingestion, effects on the user, and police safety considerations: Cocaine, Crack, Amphetamine, and Meth-amphetamine.
  4. Describe the hallucinogenic drugs (LSD, Ecstasy) in terms of their physical characteristics, means of ingestion, effects on the user, and police safety considerations.
  5. Describe heroin in terms of its physical characteristics, means of ingestion, effects on the user, and police safety considerations.
  6. Describe Cannabis in terms of its physical characteristics, means of ingestion, effects on the user, and police safety considerations.

Information

Added on
26 Aug 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets
Keywords
border control, border policing, drugs identification
Rights
OSCE