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Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol

  • Oregon Public Safety Academy 4190 Aumsville Highway Southeast Salem, OR, 97317 United States (map)


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.


  • 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



Instructors provided by MCTC


This course is free, and open to Law Enforcement and Military Personnel Only. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

***You must register for the class through the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center***

The registration link can be found on the course flyer.

Earlier Event: October 3
Advanced Search and Seizure Training
Later Event: March 18
Advanced Search and Seizure Training