Drug-Sniffing Dog Searches Part of Development Course March 31

Drug Sniffing Dog Searches Subject of
Professional Development Course at TAMIU

Law enforcement canine handlers will want to make plans to attend the next installment in the professional development courses, “Canine Drug Searches,” offered by Texas A&M International University and 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.

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.

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

Funding of $2.2 million for the initiative was secured by U.S. Congressman Henry Cuellar (’82).

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.

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