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Thu, Feb 10



FREE Fentanyl Safety for Law Enforcement

This course covers the safe handling of substances, precautions when encountering those who abuse opiates and opioids and securing evidence

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FREE Fentanyl Safety for Law Enforcement
FREE Fentanyl Safety for Law Enforcement

Time & Location

Feb 10, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fultondale, 3500 Happy Hollow Ln, Fultondale, AL 35068, USA

About the Event


The increase of prescription drugs has led to the drastic proliferation of heroin abuse in our society and the  emergence of fentanyl analogues. This tuition-free, 8-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Task Force Training course will provide students with an understanding of factors that influence the use and abuse of heroin and  fentanyl. Starting with the history of opium, participants will explore the evolution of opium and opiates leading  to fentanyl and the impact on law enforcement investigations and the communities they serve. The course will  discuss safe handling of substances, precautions when encountering those who abuse opiates and opioids, and  securing evidence. 

Course topics include: • History of Opium • Heroin, Opiates, and Opioids • Factors Leading to Abuse • Substances Used in Conjunction with Opioids Opiates • Methods of Drug Ingestion • Fentanyl • Drug Interactions with the Body • Naloxone • Signs of Opiate/Opioid Use • Long Term Effects on the Body • Dangers of Drug Substance • Officer Safety 

February 10, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hosted by the: Jefferson County Sheriff’s  Training Center **NO COST** Tuition Free 

 Instructor Duane Tompkins retired as a Lieutenant from the  Enfield Connecticut Police Department, where he commanded  the Detective Division. Mr. Tompkins' law enforcement  career began in 1987. He has held various assignments and  positions during his law enforcement career, including rank of  Lieutenant, accreditation manager, and Patrol Supervisor. He  was selected by the Chief of Police and assigned to the  Statewide Narcotics Task Force for eighteen months. During  that time, he conducted various short and long-term narcotics  and trafficking-related investigations, closure of clubs through  nuisance abatement, and was involved in the planning,  briefing, and execution of numerous search warrants. Prior to  his assignment with Statewide Narcotics, Mr. Tompkins was assigned as a Detective to the department’s narcotics  investigation unit. Mr. Tompkins has also served as Field  Training Officer and community policing officer. Mr.  Tomkins is also a former Vice President and currently serves  as Secretary of the Connecticut Narcotic Enforcement  Officers' Association. Mr. Tompkins has a Master of Science  degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Western New  England College, has completed the Drug Enforcement  Administration Narcotics Officer’s Course, been a certified  EMT for thirty-four years, and a certified law enforcement  trainer in various states, and doctoral student.

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Location: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Center,  3500 Happy Hollow Lane, Fultondale, AL 35068 

Contact: Tommie Black,, 205-849-5246

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