OD004 | Drugs, Brain, and Behavior: What Cops Need to Know About Drug Users to Stay Alive
Drugs, Brain, and Behavior: What Cops Need to Know About Drug Users to Stay Alive
Instructor: Dr. John Duncan
4 hours training credit / mental health
129 minutes total viewing time
One of the more unpredictable encounters law enforcement officers face in our society is when they deal with drug-injured or drug-intoxicated people. These encounters are at a minimum a challenge for communication, but can also turn deadly in a flash. Knowing what drugs do to the brain, especially how they enhance the probability for violence and irrational behavior, is critical for officer survival. This course will address that need, first by showing exactly how drugs affect the brain, then showing how this creates a different kind of behavior in which verbal communication is less effective and a propensity toward violence is increased. Finally, guidelines for safely approaching, interviewing, and arresting drug abusers will be covered. The instructor is a retired Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Chief Agent who has 27 years of experience in this field and is also a professor in psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Course access is January 1 - December 31 of the current calendar year.
Amy Morgan, MSC - Executive Training Director and Founder of Academy Hour -------------- Dr. John Duncan - PhD in Neuroscience and 27 years in law enforcement from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control as Chief Agent. -------------- Byron Curtis Ph.D. F-ABFT, Chief Forensic Toxicologist, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner – State of Oklahoma, Toxicology Laboratory Director -------------- Dr. Henry Cloud, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, Biola University. Dr. Cloud is an acclaimed leadership expert, psychologist, and best-selling author. -------------- Dr. Colleen Halupa is the Dean of Online Education at East Texas Baptist University. She has an Ed.D in Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership and Management, a masters and bachelors in health care administration and is a nationally certified clinical laboratory scientist. -------------- Jessica Smith is currently a graduate student in the Human Relations Department at the University of Oklahoma. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a group therapist at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and as a Forensic Interviewer for 8 years.