SANATOGA PA – Lower Pottsgrove Township Police Ofc. James McCue will be away from his regular duties – but by no means out of action – next week, department Chief Michael Foltz reports.
McCue, who also is a member of the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Municipal Drug Task Force unit, recently was nominated by the DA’s office to attend what Foltz called “Top Gun” drug enforcement training in a program to be held next Sunday through Saturday (Oct. 21-27) at Fort Indiantown Gap PA.
“This is a prestigious and intensive training program for police officers in narcotics investigations” Foltz recently told the Board of Commissioners. It will involve instruction in surveillance techniques, search warrant preparation, conducting raids, and high-risk arrests. All costs of McCue’s attendance are covered by other agencies, the chief added.
In other department training activities during September, according to Foltz:
- Sgts. Robert Greenwood and Timothy Walters attended a two-week session on supervision of police personnel, sponsored by the Spring Township PA police department and conducted by Northwestern University;
- Ofc. Ryan Smith, who recently was named a tactical operator on the Ches-Mont Emergency Response Team, completed five days of basic special weapons and tactics training;
- Ofc. Matt Meitzler attended a two-day drug diversion training session, also at Fort Indiantown Gap; and
- Department officers and staff members were involved in learning newly installed statistical reporting software.
Related (to the Lower Pottsgrove Board of Commissioners’ Oct. 1 meeting):
- Township Police Officer Heads For Special Drug Training
- Officer Rob Diesinger Honored For Community Service
- Playground Rules On Commissioners’ Monday Agenda