Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Detective Scott S. Byington received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Logistics from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah  in 1998. Scott was hired by Layton City Police Department and graduated from Utah P.O.S.T. Police Academy in 1999. Scott began his career as a patrol officer until 2001 when he was assigned to the traffic division. Scott is a trained accident reconstruction investigator and Emergency Vehicle Operation instructor, he is currently the lead instructor for Layton PD.  Scott was transferred to the detective division in 2003 where he earned the Distinguished Service Award and a Unit Citation Award.  After serving the Layton City Detective Division for 7 years, Scott was assigned to the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force as their first pharmaceutical drug investigator. Scott has been recognized with several Citations of Honor from the Utah Narcotic Officer’s Association and Distinguished Service Awards from the Layton City Police Department.  He has dismantled multiple drug trafficking organizations including a white supremacy pharmaceutical DTO responsible for forging prescriptions and distributing well over 15,000 pills in a three month span.  Scott also identified and dismantled an Oxycodone drug trafficking organization operating in multiple states.  In 2012, Scott was selected by Rocky Mountain HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) as the Drug Enforcement Officer of the Year.

In 2013 Scott organized and was appointed President of the Utah chapter of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI), he is the Sergeant at Arms for the Utah Narcotics Officer Association, and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. Scott has provided pharmaceutical investigation training for the Utah Narcotics Officer Association, Utah Pharmaceutical Drug Crime Project, National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators, United States Air Force and Army, National District Attorney’s Association, Association of Public Safety Communications Officials and continuously lectures at regional schools, hospitals, and clinics.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100


Pharmaceutical Drug Crimes

Prescription pill and heroin abuse is the greatest drug threat in the Nation.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention it is an epidemic.  Many health care providers and pharmacists say they do not report these crimes because officers/detectives don’t investigate them.  This course will educate patrol officers, detectives and narcotic agents on the most commonly abused pharmaceuticals and how to investigate these crimes.

Course Description:
The course will categorize and provide an understanding of the most commonly abused prescription drugs.  The instructor will then take attendees through the investigation from start to finish. Along the way students will learn the tactics people use to obtain the drugs, what combination of drugs they seek, understand how prescriptions are written, identify forgeries, evidence collection and report writing.  The Instructor will provide examples of how to develop cases into drug trafficking organizations (DTO’s).

This one day course includes:
  • A description of the most commonly abused pharmaceutical drugs.
  • Tips for identifying counterfeit prescription drugs.
  • Investigative techniques for prescription fraud (“Dr Shopping”) cases.
  • Investigative techniques for prescription forgery cases.
  • How to access/use a state controlled substance database (CSD) report in the
  • Understanding protected patient information (HIPPA) and laws related to your case.
  • Evidence collection and report writing.
  • Working pharmaceutical DTO and multi-jurisdictional cases.
  • Packaging the case for prosecution and working with your prosecutor’s office.
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, IS PENDING through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
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  Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
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Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted
Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program
Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark