Topic: Current Illicit Drug Climate Facing Ohio
Presented by: Captain Shawn Bain - Drug Intelligence Office for the State of Ohio (HIDTA)
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Shawn retired after serving over 33 years with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus, Ohio an agency responsible for serving a population of over one million citizens. He has been assigned many different areas of responsibility in Law Enforcement including the jail division, patrol division, canine unit, SWAT, and Special Investigations conducting vice and narcotics investigations. He has also served as a supervisor in all of these areas.
His expertise in Law Enforcement lies within drug investigations, with 25 years of experience in the drug field. He has served as the lead undercover detective or supervisor on over 3,000 undercover drug buys and participated in over 1,000 drug search warrants both at the local and federal levels. He has assisted in supervising several Federal Title III wire taps and State wire taps involving large scale drug trafficking organizations.
He has been assigned as Task Force Commander of the Franklin County-HIDTA Drug Task Force with a focus on disrupting/dismantling large-scale drug trafficking organizations within the United States coming from Mexico.
Shawn found his passion the last 20+ years in drug education. With the experience he gained while interviewing or interrogating thousands of drug traffickers and drug abuses, he has come to the realization that enforcement of drug crimes is not the solution to the drug epidemic plaguing our country today. Instead, the answer lies with education to change the culture of drug abuse in our society. This passion for drug education is evident during his instruction. He has lectured throughout the United States at a variety of national conferences, seminars, and drug-free workplace education with an emphasis on front line supervisors and managers.
Training: Shawn has completed training on conducting drug investigations in Quantico, Virginia, San Diego, California, El Paso, Texas, and Columbus, Ohio. He has attended several schools and seminars related to narcotics across the country.
Graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) National Academy.
Graduate of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Drug Unit Commanders Academy.
Certified instructor, Ohio Peace Officers Training Academy.
Certified Prevention Specialist Assistant (CPSA) with the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board.
Licensed with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
Certified by Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation.
Shawn is also currently assigned as the Drug Intelligence Officer for the State of Ohio for Ohio (HIDTA) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
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