The drugs scene in the UK is continuously evolving and an ever increasing number of new drug substances are entering the marketplace. To keep up with these changes in the drugs market and how this relates to the law, police and prosecution, it is essential that government agencies train their "drug experts" accordingly.
We can offer bespoke forensic training courses, on any drugs related topics, to suit the needs of the individual police force. Talk to us about your forensic drugs training issues and we will design and deliver courses to address them.
Some popular courses can be found below however should you have specific requirements please do get in touch and we shall be happy to put together a proposal for a course which addresses your needs.
The evidential use, by police officers, of commercially available test kits, in cases involving the possession of small amounts of drugs, is common practice amongst UK police forces. However, the right training for officers who wish to use of those kits, by suitably qualified trainers, is essential. Suitable training is required by the NPIA and the CPS, if the results obtained from them are to be used evidentially.
Our forensic trainers have many years of experience, not only in planning and delivering these courses, but also with regards to how 'street drugs' both traditional (e.g. heroin) and new (e.g. newly controlled cathinones) may react with the kits that are currently available.
Our principal forensic drugs trainer, Anne Franc, was responsible for the putting together the original drugs test kit training courses offered by the two major forensic providers.
Over the past few years 'Cannabis Factories' run by Organised Crime groups have sprung up all over the UK. Investigating and dismantling them and prosecuting the perpetrators t uses a lot of police resources, in terms of time, manpower and cost. It is therefore essential that these 'factory scenes' are dealt with efficiently and the perpetrators prosecuted effectively. Scene responders who are properly trained are much more efficient and effective than those who are not and therefore, organised training is ultimately cost effective.
Our trainers have many years of experience, not only in planning and delivering these courses, but they have hands on experience of attending cannabis cultivation scenes and are therefore uniquely placed to advise on how to deal with them efficiently and effectively and to gain 'best evidence' to secure a prosecution. They can also, if required, help individual police forces to develop suitable scene protocols. Our Principal trainer, Anne Franc, is recognised as a leading expert in cannabis cultivation with over 18 years of scene experience and has given evidence to the ACMD about cannabis and played a major role in the survey on cannabis potency published by the Home Office in 2008.
The drugs scene in the UK is continuously evolving and an ever increasing number of new drug substances are entering the marketplace. To keep up with these changes in the drugs market and how this relates to the law, it is essential that police forces train their "drug experts" accordingly.