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