Prevention First’s Alcohol Policy Resource Center (APRC) is committed to providing expert-led training and webinars on evidence-based alcohol policies and environmental prevention strategies to local officials, law enforcement, and community coalitions focused on underage drinking. Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board-certified training for law enforcement is available by contacting the APRC.

CEUs are offered for many APRC live events but not for recorded webinars.

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High in Plain Sight - Current Alcohol, Cannabis, and Vaping Trends, Concealment Methods, and Identifiers

Wednesday, June 12, 2024
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville - Lisle, IL
Description This workshop is for educators, prevention providers, coalition members, law enforcement, probation officers, school administration, treatment providers, nurses, health care workers, and counselors. This workshop covers alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, prescription drug abuse and misuse, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug-related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, marijuana concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs, including opioids, Adderall, and ecstasy. This session also covers common stash compartments that can be used to hide weapons inside everyday clothing containers and other items, in addition to the impact on traffic safety. This unique session provides over 70 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with. In today's culture, everything is person-specific and has different meanings for different individuals. Meanwhile, certain items have gained popularity in the alcohol and drug scene - which changes every day.   Officer Jermaine Galloway, known as the "Tall Cop," is a nationally and internationally recognized presenter, five-time national award winner, international award winner, and resource for those involved with prevention, education, treatment, and enforcement. Officer Galloway began his law enforcement career in 1997 and has more than 24 years of experience in alcohol and drug education, enforcement, and prevention. As a full-time trainer, the "Tall Cop" currently dedicates thousands of hours to community scans, research, and substance abuse identification in various communities across the country. While in law enforcement, Officer Galloway was a member of the DUI task force, a CSI, a community policing unit, and a field-training officer. The Tall Cop calls the great state of Texas home as he travels and trains nationally and internationally.
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