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  • July 19, 2021
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

About the Course:

In order to apprehend criminals before, during and after the commission of an offense, officers must possess an understanding of proper criminal interdiction techniques. “Identifying Criminal Vehicles and Occupants” provides officers instruction on how to employ effective techniques used to apprehend offenders. This course explains the mindset of an effective police officer. It highlights the criminal indicators displayed prior to the encounter, body language, signs of deception, vehicle hides, and the legalities surrounding this type of proactive enforcement. Street Cop Training exemplifies the knowledge and skills required in order to accomplish legal law enforcement objectives. This course is designed to showcase how the operator who committed a simple traffic violation may be engaging in further criminal activity. The class will enhance an officers understanding and awareness of a identifying a criminal vehicle, in addition to subsequent investigation. Lack of training in this area results in improper conduct, embarrassment, and could cost an untrained police officer their life.

Instructor Sgt. Rob Ferreiro has been a Police Officer since 2006 in a New Jersey Municipal Police Department. Ferreiro is a certified Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) who commands a specialized criminal interdiction task force that is responsible for stopping a wide variety of crimes. He has generated over 400 officer-initiated arrests with the successful prosecution of offenders responsible for 1st, 2nd and 3rd degree narcotic, conspiracy and weapon charges, as well as numerous DWI offenders. He has been recognized for some of the largest self-initiated drug seizures in Somerset County, NJ. Sgt. Ferreiro is directly responsible for arrests surrounding the seizure of hundreds of pounds of narcotics, as well as gun trafficking, interstate organized retail theft and fraud crimes.


Hays County Sheriff's Office Training Academy, 1307 Uhland Road, San Marcos, Texas, 78666, United States