Course Descriptions

The WRCTC delivers relevant, operational-level training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in support of national priorities, and serves as a force multiplier in the global narcotics threat and transnational organized crime reduction efforts.

What We offer:

Proactive Criminal Patrol

Length: 4 Days (32 Hours)

Designed For: This course is designed for uniformed state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials who are interested in enhancing their traffic enforcement activities or developing a traffic enforcement program to serve as an effective means to deter and detect in-transit criminals.

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course concentrates on improving the officer’s conversational and observational skills to facilitate the development of reasonable suspicion/probable cause. Through these learned techniques the patrol officer will detect and apprehend traveling criminals. The student will be taught how to identify and locate manual, electronic, and hydraulically controlled aftermarket compartments in motor vehicles that are widely used today by drug trafficking, terrorists and transnational criminal organizations (TOC).

Course Objectives:

  • Starting a criminal patrol program
  • Ethical approach to interdiction
  • Other crimes discovered during traffic stops
  • Officer safety issues
  • Observations prior to lawful traffic stop
  • Indicators and Items of Interest
  • Domestic Highway Enforcement Strategy
  • El Paso Intelligence Center Resources
  • National Seizure System
  • Currency detention
  • Report writing
  • Testifying in court
  • Roadside Interview (verbal/non-verbal behavior)
  • Vehicle contraband concealment
  • Commercial Motor Vehicle
  • Vehicle assessment
  • Documents
  • Driver/occupant assessment
  • Load Concealment
  • Vehicle Concealment

Taught by Agent Alex Gonzalez,  17th Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, AL