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OSHP Training

Criminal Patrol/Drug Interdiction

Please visit the Public Safety Training Campus to register.


During this two-day course, the field officer will learn to detect and apprehend criminals who use our streets and highways. This course provides an introduction to drug interdiction. Course includes: Identifying the drug courier; legal issues surrounding the use of drug courier indicators; search and seizure; questioning and evaluating the courier; safeguards in handling drug evidence; and officer safety.

Additional course topics include homeland security awareness, vehicle VINs, ATV & watercraft VINs, drug detection canines, bomb & explosives awareness, methamphetamine lab detection, special concealed weapons, fraudulent documents, vehicle searches, hidden compartments and commercial vehicle interdiction.

Training Schedule

  • No. 76: January 10 - 11, 2018
  • No. 77: January 22 - 23, 2018
  • No. 78: February 14 - 15, 2018
  • No. 79: February 21 - 22, 2018

Course Details

  • Class size: 100
  • Meals provided: Yes
  • Lodging provided: When available; please contact the Academy Scheduler at (614) 466-4896.
  • Cost: None


Contact Us

Call #677 or click HERE to email.

Physical Location & Certified Mail Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
1970 West Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43223

Mailing Address
Ohio State Highway Patrol
PO Box 182074
Columbus, Ohio 43218-2074

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