Drug Abuse Recognition (DAR)

POST Certified Plan II 8790-20315
STC Certified 0648-002020

Originally developed over twenty years ago with a grant from OTS (Office of Traffic Safety), the CNOA DAR course consists of 24 hours of intensive training on the effects of abusing drugs in the eight major Drug Categories, including alcohol, designer and prescription drugs. Through lecture, demonstration, practical exercises and testing, students will learn to identify the symptoms of persons suspected of being under the influence and driving while impaired. Over 9000 California students have received CNOA DAR Training.

This is an excellent class for narcotic officers, traffic officers, patrol officers, and probation and corrections officers.

Upcoming DAR Classes

Advanced Drug Abuse Recognition (ADAR)

16 Hours
POST Certified Plan IV

If you are a user of DAR, and want to make sure you are up to date on recent changes to the program and new drug trends, this is the class for you. The Advanced Drug Abuse Recognition Course is designed specifically for students who have successfully completed the CNOA or Glendale Police Department Basic 24 hour Drug Abuse Recognition Course. This 16-hour course will briefly review updates to the Seven Step DAR Process and through lecture and exercises, bring forth information on drug trends, including methods of administration, symptoms of influence and applicable laws for the following drug categories:

  1. Energy Drinks and Herbal Supplements.
  2. CNS Stimulants, including Pharmaceuticals, Bath Salts, Khat.
  3. Hallucinogens including Prescription drugs, natural substances, Salvia, tryptamines and phenethylamines.
  4. Opiates, Suboxone, Pharmaceuticals, Opana.
  5. Cannabis including Hash, Synthetics, Butane Honey Oil and Medical Marijuana.
  6. CNS Depressants including GHB and Pharmaceuticals.
  7. Inhalants, nitrous oxide, commercial products.
  8. Dissociative Anesthetics including Ketamine, phencyclidine and DXM.
  9. Poly Drugs
Upcoming ADAR Classes

Narcotic and Specialized Unit Supervisor Course (NUSC)

40 hours
POST Certified Plan III

An interactive 40 hour course that brings together Supervisors and Managers of Narcotic and Specialized Units, and subject matter experts with extensive teaching experience. Through lecture and discussion, participants will learn the latest information in areas that are specific to Pro-Active Units such as Narcotics, Gangs and Specialized Enforcement Units. Presented information will train the students to operate units in a safe and efficient manner while meeting today’s challenges of reduced manpower and budgets, emerging criminal trends and recent court decisions. The information provided in this class is incredibly useful, regardless of agency size or the primary mission of the unit.

Who should attend?

This is an excellent course for the new or seasoned supervisor or manager of a narcotic enforcement unit, or other specialized proactive unit.

Course Content:

The content of this course is under constant evaluation to ensure that it meets the current needs of those attending and may vary to meet the ever-changing needs of the Narcotic or Specialized Unit Supervisor. Current topics Include:

  • Personnel Issues and Ethics
  • Informant Management
  • Officer Down Issues
  • Current Meth Trends & Other Meth Trends
  • Human Trafficking and Drugs
  • Civil Liability Issues
  • Undercover Operations
  • Specialized Search Warrants and Brady Issues
  • The Rampart Incident
  • A new 4-hour block that takes the student though the contributing factors to the LAPD Rampart Incident has been added, and will be instructed by an LAPD Captain, assigned to Rampart Division during the incident.
Upcoming NUSC Classes

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST)

POST Certified Plan IV 8790-20290

This intensive 16-hour course utilizes the curriculum established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is recognized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The class meets the prerequisite to attend Drug Recognition Expert Training and meets the training requirements of Driving Under the Influence Grants from the State Office of Traffic Safety.

This is an excellent class for narcotic officers, traffic officers, patrol officers, and probation and corrections officers.

Upcoming SFST Classes