This is an independent study, self-paced course.
Criminals are most vulnerable – and most dangerous – while they are enroute from Point A to Point B. This 16-hour course is designed to educate and challenge both new and experienced officers in recognizing criminal behaviors during traffic stops. Recognizing and Understanding Substances on the Highway (R.U.S.H.) is imperative for law enforcement who want to detect and curb criminal activity on the roadways.
Determining whether you are building reasonable suspicion, receiving consent, should call for K-9 support or have probable cause will assist you in conducting vehicle searches legally. You will learn the latest tactics to use during vehicle approaches, interviewing, and searches to enhance officer safety. By understanding the ins-an-outs of the drug world, we will teach you how to be prepared for court and organize your case correctly and legally.
- The legal environment
- Vehicle contacts
- Vehicle and person indicators
- Physiology and interdiction
- ID types and social security cards
- Roadside interviews
- K-9 use
- Hands-on demonstrations
- Real-life cases
Law enforcement, patrol officers, traffic officers
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.
The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you will no longer have access.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.