Drug-Sniffing Dog Searches Part of TAMIU Development Course March 31

Drug-Sniffing Dog Searches Part of
TAMIU Development Course March 31

“Canine Drug Searches” will be the next installment in a series of professional development courses offered by Texas A&M International University scheduled Tuesday, March 31 from 6 – 7:15 p.m. in the Lamar Bruni Vergara Science Center, room 102.

This course is free and open to the public, but those who work in law enforcement are especially encouraged to attend.

This professional development course will focus on drug searches conducted by local and federal law enforcement officers during the course of either routine activities and specific interdiction efforts to stem the flow of narcotics into the U.S., especially on searches aided by canines and the legal parameters of canine drug searches.

Dr. Durant Frantzen, assistant professor of criminology, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, will present the lecture.

This course is presented as part of a comprehensive program designed to provide the training and expertise required for personnel working to secure the nation’s southern border. Partners include TAMIU, the Texas National Guard, Laredo Community College, and various federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

Funding of $2.2 million for the initiative was secured by U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (’82).
Upcoming courses include community resource mapping, narco-terrorism and international organized crime, overview of the federal criminal justice system, overview of Texas criminal justice system, terrorism law, immigration law, globalization and more.

For more information, contact Dr. Claudia San Miguel, director, TAMIU criminal justice program, at csanmiguel@tamiu.edu or 326.2529 or visit offices in Dr. F. M. Canseco Hall 302J.

University office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Information Services at prmis@tamiu.edu