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Operation R.U.S.H.: Criminal Patrol and Interdiction (Online)   

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.

Topics Include

  • 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

Course Length

16 hours

Online Details

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.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “I enjoyed the variety of information discussed and the interactive assignments.” – Ofc. J.R.

This course is not eligible for certificate discounts.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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