Friday, January 17, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST
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St.Paul Police-Richard Rowan Training Facility 
600 Lafayette Rd North
St. Paul, MN 55130

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Sgt. Liam Duggan 
St Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute 

Hotel Interdiction and Consensual Encounters 

The Saint Paul Police Department's Professional Development Institute in conjunction with Midwest Tactical Systems is proud to present "Hotel Interdiction and Consensual Encounters."

Midwest Tactical Systems’ one of a kind Hotel Interdiction course is back!

Minnesota has become a significant hub for the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Midwest. Those involved in the drug trade habitually use hotels to conduct their illicit business, and vehicles to transport their poison.

From major drug traffickers to petty users, hotels are utilized for short duration's of stay where criminals do their damage and move on to the next stop.

Criminals involved with drugs, firearms, financial crime, human trafficking and fugitives are staying at hotels in your area of responsibility and are frequently overlooked by law enforcement.

This course will train anyone in law enforcement, from new patrol officers to seasoned detectives how to identify, and interdict criminals while they are in transport or staying at hotels utilizing proven and legally defensible interdiction techniques.

If you're not actively attempting to interdict criminals while at their most vulnerable, you're missing significant opportunities to make our communities safer.

Course topics include:

-  Consensual encounters focusing on hotel and vehicle interdiction including roadside searches and knock and talks.

-  Current drug trends from Mexico to Minneapolis including transport corridors and distribution hubs in between.

- Step by step instruction from the identification of offenders to report writing, to courtroom testimony including video of knock and talks

- Legal review and case law specific to hotel and vehicle interdiction including the proper use of K-9’s, what is consent and who can give it

- Case studies highlighting successes and failures of interdiction

- How to set up a hotel interdiction program, and utilizing hotel sources of information/informants

A proven method to consistently obtain valid consent to search a violator's vehicle or hotel room...EVEN WHEN THEY KNOW THEY'RE HIDING SOMETHING

*This course is approved by the MN POST Board*


Instructor: Tom Maloney; Midwest Tactical Systems

Detective Tom Maloney is a 16 year veteran of the Bloomington Police Department. Detective Maloney is currently assigned to the Special Investigations Unit and has worked full time narcotics and vice investigations for the past 10 years. Detective Maloney was assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration Minneapolis/St. Paul District Office as a Deputized Task Force Officer with HIDTA Group 71 from 2013 until 2018 and has significant experience investigating Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations. Detective Maloney has conducted hundreds of Hotel/Motel interdiction details that have resulted in the seizures of large quantities of drugs and drug proceeds. Detective Maloney conducts annual training for members of the Bloomington Police Department patrol division and members of various metro area Drug Task Forces. Detective Maloney has taught Hotel/Motel Interdiction courses for DEA in Minnesota and North Dakota, as well as, for the Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota State Association of Narcotic Investigators, State of Iowa Narcotics Investigators Association, and as a private instructor for Midwest Tactical Systems.

Cost: $190 / person or $160 / pp when you register 3 or more from the same agency.

Date: January 17th, 2020 at the Richard Rowan Training Facility

Cancellation and No-Show policy: Attendees who fail to show and who do not provide at least 24 hours notice will be billed at full tuition.