What is a drug interdiction unit?

Drug interdiction (preventing illicit drugs from reaching their destination) is important in stemming the flow of illegal drugs and countering the negative effects of organized criminal groups.

What does criminal interdiction mean?

Basic Interdiction Drug interdiction is the act of interrupting the drug trade. When a police officer on the beat stops a vehicle for a traffic violation and finds a supply of narcotics; this is drug interdiction. The police would then be able to build a case and bring charges against the higher level supplier.

How do I become a good drug interdiction officer?

5 tips for safe, legal and effective drug interdiction

  1. Remember that some health conditions can masquerade as illegal drug use.
  2. When making a drug interdiction traffic stop, ask all occupants the same questions.
  3. Follow the rules.
  4. Use multi-member interdiction teams in metropolitan areas.

Why do CHP wear blue uniforms?

All CHP officers have the dark blues, said Duane Graham, an officer and spokesman out of the Westminster station house, so they can wear them while training or for some other task in which they have a greater chance to pick up some dirt. The dark blues, of course, can hide those marks better than the tans.

What does a CIU do?

The CIU is an intelligence-based unit that will focus on the prevention, enforcement, and suppression of organized pattern crimes and repeat violent offenders.

What is undercover narcotics officer?

Undercover narcotics officers work to combat the trafficking and dealing of illegal narcotics. They cultivate and handle sources, plan narcotics operations, conduct surveillance and are up to date on current drug trends. Most of all, they know how to blend in so that no one suspects their real line of work.

How are drugs delivered to the body?

Common routes of administration include oral, parenteral (injected), sublingual, topical, transdermal, inhaled, rectal, and vaginal, however drug delivery is not limited to these routes and there may be several ways to deliver medications through each route.

Does USPS scan packages for drugs?

Postal inspectors can screen packages to check for drugs like marijuana and other substances. To be able to inspect a package, a postal worker or inspector must usually obtain a search warrant based on a reasonable suspicion that the package contains something illegal.

What is CHP Inland Division?

Inland Division faces the widest spectrum of traffic enforcement challenges of the CHP’s field Divisions. Officers patrol an area larger than 12 individual states. Included in the geographical boundaries are the lowest point in the United States at Death Valley, and the highest point in the contiguous 48 states at Mt. Whitney.

Why join the CHP?

It’s simple, we pride ourselves on excellence and our training, careers and benefits are no different. With a second to none mentality, joining the CHP offers you an obtainable and rewarding career. The 28-week CHP Academy is revered worldwide. All CHP cadets go through the same elite training that takes place at the Sacramento campus.

What kind of work does a CHP officer do?

Some special CHP assignments include, but are not limited to, drug interdiction, auto theft, accident investigation, DUI enforcement, K-9 units, Air Operations, and motorcycle patrol, to mention a few. You are trained to work anywhere in the state.

What is a CHP dream sheet?

During the period between weeks 19 and 21, prior to graduation, cadets receive a “Dream Sheet”; a list of those CHP Area offices that have openings for new officers. Cadets list their choices of locations by order of personal preference.