Illicit Drugs and Drug Contamination Masterclass

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Wednesday 27 January 2021

Time: 1.00 till 5.00 pm AEDT
Venue: Online
Cost: Free


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Illicit Drugs and Drug Contamination Masterclass

for Local Government Authorised Officers

Wednesday 27 January 2021

Delivered by Paul Newell and Dr Keith Norman

from Chemical Operations Group

This online training course has been developed for authorised officers in Local Government.

This course is a condensed Masterclass course, based on the ‘Illicit drug and drug contamination, fundamentals for Local Government Authorised Officers’ training course. It has been specifically developed to support Local Government Authorised Officers in the safe, effective and risk based management of issues related to illicit drugs and drug contamination which may be encountered during the course of their varied duties, or require management under their enabling legislation or within the context of their regulatory roles.

This Masterclass is taught by experts with hands-on, real world practical forensic, law enforcement, illicit drug investigation, public health and Government regulatory experience. The course has been developed specifically for Local Government Authorised Officers to build their capacity and professional knowledge in the specialist areas of illicit drugs, clandestine drug manufacture, drug contamination and the risk-based management of these post crime-scene environments.

About the presenters

Paul is an Australian and internationally recognised expert in illicit drug manufacture and drug contamination and is a subject matter expert for the 'United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime' (UNODC). Paul is the principal author of the UNODC ‘safe handling and management of synthetic opioids for law enforcement and customs officers’ and the ‘Illustrated disposal guide for the management and disposal of illicit drug related chemicals in remote and non-secure environments’ guidelines, as well as a co-author of the UNODC guidelines for the Safe Handling and Disposal of Chemicals from Illicit Drug Manufacture.

Dr Keith Norman FRACI CCHEM
Keith is one of Australia's most experienced and leading forensic scientists and CBRN chemists with more than 20 years' experience as a forensic scientist. Keith holds a degree in Chemistry from Curtin University and a Masters of Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Western Australia and doctorate from Cranborne University (UK). Keith is a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a member of the Clandestine Laboratory Investigating Chemists Association.

Check your EHA State Association webpage for registration details.