Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls

Responding to School Drug Impairment Calls

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10-11-17 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 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 11, 2017
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in Hickory 108
Enrollment Deadline: October 4, 2017
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.



* Review of drugs most likely to be abused by students (UP TO DATE!)

* Review of various paraphernalia

* Concealment techniques

* Testing issues

* Up-to-date legal review ref. school based court case decisions involving:

– School employees -School students-Radom testing-For-cause testing

* Video clips of actual drug abusers under the influence

* 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

About the Instructor

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.

Sergeant Talbot has been qualified in criminal court as an expert witness in the field of drug and alcohol impairment DUI trials in Illinois and Texas. He has twice been called to testify as an expert witness before two United States Senate Committees. His testimony has been published in the Congressional Record.

A published author in both the popular press as well as scientific research journals, Sergeant Talbot’s most recent research collaboration was published in The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Vol. 2, Number 3, 1999. His first popular press publication was in The Saturday Evening Post.

A veteran police officer, Sergeant Talbot has supervised both street patrol as well as the investigative unit, community policing unit, and the DARE drug education program. Prior to his promotion to sergeant, he was assigned to teach one of the first DARE programs in Illinois. He has received the Award of Merit and was named Police Officer of the Year, and Village Employee of the Year. The tobacco control law he wrote has been held up as a national model law by the US Department of Health and Human Services. On June 21, 2000, Sergeant Talbot was named “Police Officer of the Year” by the Illinois State Crime Commission. In 2002, Sergeant Talbot was presented with the “Aces” award from the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Sergeant Talbot holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Roosevelt University and a B.S. degree in law enforcement from Southern Illinois University, and is a graduate of The School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

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 and Legal Updates