Basic Clandestine Laboratory Investigator Course

Course Length: 50.0 Hours

Course Number Start Date End Date Location Instructor/Coordinator Status
TBA 03/12/2018 03/16/2018 GPSTC, FORSYTH ARTHUR MUSSELMAN

Who Should Attend: Due to the nature of this course, only sworn law enforcement officers who are presently employed by a city, county, state or federal agency, that are currently assigned to investigate illicit drug manufacturing laboratories, i.e. either a drug unit or taskforce are accepted.

Prerequisite: Prior to attending this training the student must be certified by a physician to be medically qualified to participate in the program. Applicants who are selected will receive a detailed outline of the medical requirements. Due to the need to wear respiratory protective apparatus, students will not be allowed to have beards or goatees. Trimmed mustaches are acceptable as long as they don't prevent a good mask/face seal while wearing respiratory protection. Due to the nature of this course, only sworn law enforcement officers who are presently employed by a city, county, state or federal agency, that are currently assigned to investigate illicit drug manufacturing laboratories, i.e. either a drug unit or taskforce.

This course is designed to prepare officers responsible for the investigation, assessment and processing of illicit clandestine drug laboratories in accordance with OSHA & EPA regulations. Topics covered will include an overview of labs, toxicology, chemical and physical hazards, air monitoring, protective clothing, respiratory protection, site control, chemical handling, and legal issues. This program will involve after hours practical exercises.

Special Notes: The Georgia Police Academy will not be issuing any tactical response gear with this program.