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Bruce R. Talbot

Sergeant Bruce R. Talbot retired in 2002 after 25 years of police service and has become a noted national speaker on the topic of gateway drugs. Sergeant Talbot’s specialty is teaching drug and alcohol recognition classes across the country for corporations such as Alcoa, K-Mart, John Deere, WW Grainger, and ACE Hardware.  He has been a guest instructor at the Connecticut, Rhode Island, Indiana, Massachusetts, Idaho, and Louisiana State Police Academies, and Northwestern University’s prestigious Traffic Institute. Sergeant Talbot is the lead drug and alcohol instructor for Northeast Multi-Regional Training, which is responsible for police officer in-service training for the nine Chicago collar counties. He was the charter drug and alcohol instructor for the Suburban Police Academy at the College of DuPage.

Sergeant Talbot has been qualified in criminal court as an expert witness in the field of drug and alcohol impairment DUI trials in Illinois and Texas. He has twice been called to testify as an expert witness before two United States Senate Committees. His testimony has been published in the Congressional Record.

A published author in both the popular press as well as scientific research journals, Sergeant Talbot’s most recent research collaboration was published in The Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Vol. 2, Number 3, 1999. His first popular press publication was in The Saturday Evening Post.

A veteran police officer, Sergeant Talbot has supervised both street patrol as well as the investigative unit, community policing unit, and the DARE drug education program. Prior to his promotion to sergeant, he was assigned to teach one of the first DARE programs in Illinois. He has received the Award of Merit and was named Police Officer of the Year, and Village Employee of the Year. The tobacco control law he wrote has been held up as a national model law by the US Department of Health and Human Services. On June 21, 2000, Sergeant Talbot was named “Police Officer of the Year” by the Illinois State Crime Commission. In 2002, Sergeant Talbot was presented with the “Aces” award from the Mothers Against Drunk Drivers.

Sergeant Talbot holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Roosevelt University and a B.S. degree in law enforcement from Southern Illinois University, and is a graduate of The School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

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Justin Lauria

Justin Lauria is a Chicago-metro area municipal police officer who is specially qualified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as a police Drug Recognition Expert level trained law enforcement officer.  He has experience teaching police field sobriety classes as an Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board certified instructor. Justin is also qualified to teach the Illinois Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education Training (BASSET) program.  Justin has been recognized as an expert witness in several criminal court proceedings as an expert on marijuana intoxication.  Justin is available to present our Drug Free Workplace corporate training as well as our Current Trends in Drug Abuse and Medical Marijuana update classes.

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Dr. H. Michael Drumm

Mike brings a unique combination of public and private sector experience to our team. He holds a doctorate in public administration and is a 29-year veteran of law enforcement and fire service. Dr. Drumm was a visiting assistant professor in the Public Services Graduate Program at DePaul University (Chicago) for three years and was a contract instructor in the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He teaches management skills and human behavior for Illinois police officers. Dr. Drumm retired from the fire service with the rank of Chief in 2001.

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Emmanuel A. Lebron

Tony was a Master Sergeant with a mid-west state police department and is an expert on alcohol and drug impairment. Master Sergeant Lebron has provided drug impairment recognition training to thousands of criminal justice professionals as a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration certified Drug Recognition Expert Instructor. He coordinated research to determine the efficacy of pupillometry for the detection of impairment caused by drugs and/or fatigue and has instructed the detection of drug impairment utilizing pupillometry, throughout the country. He has extensive experience in developing policy and administrative procedures for documenting drug and or alcohol impaired individuals.