Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls

Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls

10-31-18 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614
5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan:
Heather Grove:

Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls

Instructor: Bruce Talbot

October 31st, 2018
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: October 23, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
Course Objective

This NEW one-day program is ideal for juvenile officers, school resource officers, and all patrol officers who may be assigned to a local school on a complaint of a student under the influence of drugs.   The training is designed to provide the recognition tools to document the drug impaired student or school employee to establish reasonable suspicion for a fitness-for-school drug/alcohol test.

Course Content


* Review of drugs most likely to be abused by students (UP TO DATE!)
* Review of various paraphernalia
* Concealment Techniques
* Testing issues
* Video clips of actual drug abusers under the influence
* Up-to-date legal review ref. school based court case decisions involving:
– School employees -School students-Radom testing-for-cause testing
* Examination of the latest designer drugs (e.g. Scooby Snacks”)


* Each participant will receive:
√ Pocket size laminated drug impairment “cheat sheet”
√ Diagnostic pupilometor
√ Sample school policy and procedure statement
√ handout

Instructor Biography

Sergeant Bruce R. Talbot retired in 2002 after 25 years of police service and has become a noted national speaker on the topic of gateway drugs. Sergeant Talbot’s specialty is teaching drug and alcohol recognition classes across the country for corporations such as Alcoa, K-Mart, John Deere, WW Grainger and ACE Hardware.  He has been a guest instructor at the Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Louisiana State Police Academies and Northwestern University’s prestigious Traffic Institute.  Sergeant Talbot is the lead drug and alcohol instructor for Northeast Multi-Regional Training, which is responsible for police officer in-service training for the nine Chicago collar counties. He was the charter drug and alcohol instructor for the Suburban Police Academy at the College of DuPage.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following:Civil Rights, Lead Homicide Investigator, Procedural Justice,  Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority and Legal Updates