Regional Counterdrug Training Academy Synthetic Opioid / Fentanyl Processing

Event Phone: 2057593000

  • July 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Training Location: Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa 7601 Robert Cardinal Airport Road, Tuscaloosa Al, 35401

There will only be a $10.00 class fee payable to The Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa to attend by credit card, cash, or check that covers snacks and coffee provided to students. 

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Meridian Naval Air Station, Meridian, MS  39309-5020


           Synthetic Opioid/Fentanyl Processing

A Certification in the Safe Seizure and Transport of Fentanyl and Other Dangerous Drugs


Synthetic Opioid/Fentanyl Processing

A Certification in the Safe Seizure and Transport of Fentanyl and Other Dangerous Drugs


A note from the RCTA Director of Training:

During the history of drug enforcement, there has never been such a dangerous threat potential for officers handling suspected drugs than there is in 2018. Tablets, liquids, capsules and powders may contain synthetic opioids such as fentanyl which are extremely deadly to officers. This course will teach the officer what to look for when encountering these substances and how to process them; from recognition of a potential threat to delivery at the crime lab. Current protocols such as traditional evidence packaging and field testing can no longer be followed. This course will show officers new methods of evidence handling which make the job much safer. Successful completion of this course will certify the officer to safely handling these dangerous substances.


Course Length:                       1 Day ( 8 Hours)

Designed For: This course is designed for the department/division designated officers/agents who will seize, process, and transport to a laboratory synthetic opioid such as fentanyl.


Certification:  This course is POST certified in the states of Mississippi, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri and accepted for certification in other states.

Description:   This course is designed to combat the emerging synthetic opioid threat while focusing on the hazards associated with contact of these dangerous substances.  This course will certify the student by OSHA/EPA standards to handle and process synthetic drugs, and in the transportation of synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl.

Objectives Covered: To Identify and Recognize:

  1. Identify the most updated list of Synthetic Opioids, to include fentanyl and fentanyl analogs and their dangers;
  2. Recognize opioid users and why they overdose on these dangerous drugs;
  3. Recognize fentanyl tablets, capsules, powders and other forms of synthetic opioids.
  4. Recognize synthetic opioid labs, including all paraphernalia; and, safely process all suspected drugs as evidence and safely dismantle all equipment
  5. Employ proper safety equipment and protocols needed to search, seize and properly submit for evidence of all synthetic opioids, while avoiding exposure to potential life threatening substances.
  6. Recognize and safely confront subjects using synthetic opioid;
  7. Recognize and respond to any law enforcement accidental or other exposure to synthetic opioids and properly deploy naloxone on another officer.



Venue Website:

7601 Robert Cardinal Rd,, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401, United States