Course detail: OCT - Opioid Crisis Training
Every day more than 115 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The misuse of and addiction to opioids (including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids, such as fentanyl) is a serious national crisis that affects public health as well as social and economic welfare. Recently, the growing crisis was declared a "public health emergency."

During this training we will discuss the opioid crisis in Kansas and the different classes of opioids. We will also focus about how to recognize opioid abuse and overdose signs/symptoms. We will discuss how to conduct an on-scene investigation of opioid related incidents or death from an overdose. In addition, we will review safety procedures when handling opioids. Finally, the keys to a successful investigation and what Federal and State statutes that can be used for charging these types of cases will be discussed.

ALL FIRST RESPONDERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REGISTER!!!

 Session Detail:  LE19255F
Schedule: Every day, starting on 08/20/18 and ending on 08/20/18
Times: 09:00am - 03:00pm
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Price: Registration Fee : $0.00
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Please dress in layers as the temperature in the room may be difficult to adjust. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals, and lodging.

Instructors
Name Additional Resources
Mike Metzler
Mike Metzler
Instructor of Police
Biography: Mike Metzler joined the KLETC staff in 2011 after retiring from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation with 22 years of service. After graduating from Wichita State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Administration of Justice, he joined the Wichita Police Department where he served in the Patrol Division for 10 years and was also a Field Training Officer. In 1990 Mike was hired by the K.B.I. where he was assigned to narcotics investigations and later to field investigations. During this time he was a certified firearms instructor and the Firearms Training Coordinator. In 2008 Mike was assigned to the Training Unit as the Training Coordinator for the agency. No image available

Facility Detail
Garden City Finnup Center
312 E. Finnup Dr.
Garden City, KS 67846