New England’s Drug Problem Endangers the Roadways
New England is undergoing a drug abuse epidemic. Drug overdoses are occurring at alarming rates, Prescription drug per capita rate remains high, traffic fatalities have increased to their highest levels in almost a decade, and all this while recreational marijuana has become legal in Maine, Massachusets, and likely soon to follow suit in Vermont.
The curriculum includes:
· An in-depth discussion about cannabis including its different forms and its legal status
· A suggested modified sfst protocol for cannabis and alcohol
· cannabis impaired driving investigation techniques
· chemical testing issues in impaired driving investigations
· case law updates
Cannabis and Alcohol Lab
In compliance with state marijuana possession laws, we present a mixed impairment lab for officers to practice impairment detection skills on volunteers dosed with known amounts of alcohol, cannabis, or a mixture of both. This is designed to provide the attendees with a gauge of the reliability of their detection skills. The lab is run by civilian instructors. Attendees are not exposed to marijuana (or any drug) during training.
Bangor Police Department
240 Main Street