Pine Belt police take part in specialized training

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - Police from around the area were in Petal Monday for  specialized training.

The Regional Counter Drug Training Academy held a seminar for basic narcotics investigations at the Petal Civic Center.

The seminar was designed to train officers on recent changes and penalties and procedures for serving a search warrant. Nearly twenty agencies took part in the training.

This is only a two day course where the officers learned what the drugs looked like, how they are manufactured, and also learn the penalties for those drugs and how to present them to the prosecutor.

They also learned the basics of undercover work and how not to get hurt while they're working undercover.