Sherman Dotson

Sherman Dotson

K-9 Parcel Interdiction

The pre­sen­ta­tion will out­line the char­ac­ter­is­tics and indi­ca­tors com­mon to parcels con­tain­ing ille­gal nar­cotics. The course out­lines meth­ods uti­lized to assist the offi­cer in devel­op­ing part­ner­ships with the main par­cel com­pa­nies to iden­tify vio­la­tors who use pri­vate car­ri­ers to facil­i­tate nar­cotic and cur­rency traf­fick­ing. The instruc­tion includes case law issues, inves­tiga­tive tech­niques and safety issues to be con­cerned within work­ing par­cel inter­dic­tion. The course will also detail meth­ods of con­duct­ing con­trolled deliv­er­ies of parcels.

  1. Under­stand the mis­sion of a Par­cel Nar­cotics Inter­dic­tion Program
  2. Under­stand how to ini­ti­ate a Par­cel Nar­cotics Inter­dic­tion Program
  3. Coop­er­a­tion with Par­cel Com­pany Man­age­ment and Staff
  4. Review indi­ca­tors and char­ac­ter­is­tics uti­lized by drug traf­fick­ers using parcels to ship drugs and currency
  5. Gain knowl­edge of drug smug­gling trends and methods
  6. Under­stand­ing offi­cer safety meth­ods, in regard to con­duct­ing con­trolled deliveries
  7. Review of case law con­cern­ing drug par­cel interdiction.