Course Descriptions

The WRCTC delivers relevant, operational-level training to local, state and federal law enforcement agencies and community-based organizations in support of national priorities, and serves as a force multiplier in the global narcotics threat and transnational organized crime reduction efforts.

What We offer:

Basic Narcotics Investigations

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Length: 5 Days (40 Hours)

Designed For: Law enforcement personnel who have been recently assigned to drug law enforcement units, divisions, or task forces

Prerequisites: Preference will be given to law enforcement personnel who have investigative duties relating to drug law enforcement.

Description:This course is arranged to achieve the maximum student orientation to the fundamental duties and responsibilities of a narcotics investigator. The skills learned in this course will disrupt the operations of national / transnational organized criminal networks (TOC), limit their access to funding, reduce assets and raise their cost of operations.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify drug enforcement strategies that work and those that do not work
  • Learn integrity issues and ethical dilemmas faced by drug law enforcement officers
  • Drug recognition, to include history and development of drugs, the Controlled Substances Act, and an orientation to the categories of drugs, and drug schedules.
  • Search and Seizure laws designed for the narcotics investigator who needs clear and concise answers to questions about warrantless search and seizure laws. Plus and overall review of the requirements of the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments.
  • Learn to write drug search warrants to include how search warrants may or must be obtained, the scope of a search pursuant to a warrant, the seizure of evidence, and post-seizure requirements.
  • Learn development, management and control of Informants
  • Learn the critical issues of working undercover to include techniques, undercover identity, operational plans, and the pitfalls prevalent in undercover operations.
  • Learn well-settled methods, techniques, and procedures that are utilized to help ensure the objectives and functions of physical surveillance activities.
  • Learn how to plan a raid.
  • Learn how to prepare for trial and give courtroom testimony.

Taught by Mick Mollica, L.E.A.R.N. Associates