Drug Delivery Death Investigations
Course Description: This course examines the current opioid epidemic and how it impacts our communities as well as provides the law enforcement officer with the knowledge and tools to thoroughly investigate and prosecute a drug delivery death incident. From initial response to case prosecution, students will learn how to apply sound investigative practices to these types of cases. Emphasis is placed on the initial response, managing the crime scene and knowing the resources essential to a successful investigation. Lecture, class participation and a final exam are used to ensure that each student acquires the critical knowledge and best practices required for a successful investigation.
Instructional Hours: 2 Days/16 Hours
Instructional Objectives: Upon completion of this course, the student will possess the knowledge required to investigate and successfully prosecute these types of cases. At the end of this course of instruction, the students will be able to:
- Understand the opioid epidemic and how it impacts Pennsylvania.
- Define and have a basic understanding of prescription opioids, heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanil.
- Apply sound investigative practices, procedures and techniques to these types of incidents.
- Properly manage and document a crime scene.
- Collect evidence in a way that ensures its admissibility in court proceedings.
- Identify best practices for handling drug evidence.
- Identify available investigative resources within and outside of their agency.
Course Completion Requirements: Attendance and successfully pass (70% or above) a written examination.
Enlisted; MP; LEO; LCE; PPC
MPOETC CLEE Hours: 16 -
CLEE ID # CLE01045
Registration: Please register for the classes below using form
SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.
Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the
Training Center Page.