FDLEOn March 29, 2012, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) signed an Authorized Central Storage Program Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the United States Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). As a condition of FDLE’s participation in the DEA Central Storage Program, FDLE “entered into separate Agreements with local law enforcement agencies in order for such agencies to participate in this Authorized Central Storage Program.” In anticipation of this program coming online it is necessary that law enforcement officers throughout the state are properly trained to identify and mitigate clandestine methamphetamine laboratories.

The ACS program prepares certified Clan Lab responders with the knowledge to safely segregate, separate and over-pack the hazardous waste which are found in a clandestine laboratory and transport to the containers for temporary storage.

The training itself is free; however, those outside the Miami area are responsible for transportation, Per Diem, and lodging. Furthermore, by participating in this training all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be disseminated to those who successfully complete the training. This training will be hosted by DEA and FDLE’s Miami Regional Operation Center:

June 25-27, 2013

Training Location:
1030 NW 111th Avenue
Miami, FL 33172

Local Contact:
Special Agent Supervisor Maurice Spates (FDLE-Miami)
Email: MauriceSpates@fdle.state.fl.us
Office #: (786) 336-1201
Cell #: (786) 367-7146

Those law enforcement officers interested and who are currently Clan Lab Certified should contact Inspector Leisha Fordham leishafordham@fdle.state.fl.us or (850) 410-7084 for coordination or further questions.