The mission of the Methamphetamine Suppression Section is to pro-actively suppress meth production in Indiana by utilizing a three pronged approach; which focuses on enforcement, education, and the creation of partnerships.
The Indiana State Police responds to and dismantles meth labs discovered by local law enforcement.
The Indiana State Police removes bulk chemicals, reactions, and things that pose an immediate threat to public safety and the environment.
The Indiana State Police also aid in the collection of evidence.
To be certified to process labs, an officer must attend a 40 hour certification training class, be provided and utilize specific personal protective equipment, be subject to a medical monitoring and respiratory protection program, complete 24 hours of on the job training, and complete 8 hours of refresher training each year to maintain the certification.
The Methamphetamine Suppression Unit submits an occurrence report to the local county health department and the local fire department.
The Occurrence Report includes information such as
Type of Laboratory Seizure
Vehicle Information if found in a vehicle
Children under age 18
Living conditions of home
The agencies that the occurrence report has been sent to