Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

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Grant Writing Strategies for Law Enforcement and Non-Profit Organizations

This course is a comprehensive guide to designing and funding law enforcement and community-based programs for beginners. The course provides hands-on instruction for the writing requirements of all typical sections of a federal or state grants aimed at law enforcement or non-profit entities. The course also provides instruction on where to find funding sources in both the public and private sectors.

Human Trafficking

This course covers 16 hours of first-hand experiences and findings within organizations engaged in criminal activities supported by human trafficking. Human trafficking, smuggling, prostitution and modern-day slavery is in the United States and prospering with very little resistance. Every student will understand the immigration process and how it is being fraudulently abused. Students will be able to identify possible fronts located in their prospective areas of operation and will learn interviewing techniques and questions needed to identify, investigate, infiltrate and convict these organizations.

Interview and Interrogation for Law Enforcement

This course will focus on providing law enforcement officers with the training needed for investigators to conduct court preferred interviewing and interrogation techniques. This course will teach methods to conduct non-verbal and behavioral analysis as well as verbal indicators that denote truth or deception.

Interview and Interrogation for Law Enforcement (Advanced)

This course is designed to complement and enhance the NCTC Behavioral Analysis/Interrogation training initiative. This course relies on participant interaction with peers and role-players to simulate the techniques and practices presented by the instructor. Students will be critiqued and analyzed through video-taped role-playing scenarios.

This course is for Military (SF and MP only). Exceptions (I7I-115SFS [WI] Authorized).

Introduction to Narco-Terrorism

This course will expose the narcotics nexus to all forms of terrorist organizations and how they affect the United States as well as foreign terrorist organizations threatening within our borders. A recommended proactive approach to terrorism investigations in all communities will be illustrated with an emphasis on drug-related issues. These tactics can be carried out by any law enforcement officer and will be successful in the fight against terrorism affecting the United States on the mainland.

Law Enforcement Intelligence

Law Enforcement Intelligence is a crucial aspect to combating crime in the 21st century. Modern day technology continues to evolve; however, law enforcement has been behind the curve. Unfortunately, many law enforcement agencies are attempting to fight current criminal activities with outdated methods. This course is designed to help bring officers and investigators up to speed with new technology trends and give them practical/applicable tools to successfully conduct online investigations involving open source and social media. 

Leading and Managing a Task Force Unit

This course was developed to enable leaders of drug task force units to devise proactive strategies to improve the operation of their organization. This will enhance their ability to supervise and lead a drug task force unit. The course is designed to provide guidance, share best practices, and elicit student participation.

Low Light Tactical Training

This training will be designed to give narcotics operators information and skills to make them more effective, comfortable and confident operating in any level of light. This course will be conducted at night. Students are required to bring hand-held light.

Managing Narcotics Informants

Confidential informants are critical tools for all levels of narcotic investigations. From street-level narcotic buys to complex conspiracy investigations, informant information can make or break the case. Narcotic officers must learn to properly cultivate and develop informants to have success in arresting drug violators and seizing large quantities of drugs, firearms, and U.S. currency.

Methamphetamine Clandestine Lab Safety

This course is designed to meet the regulatory requirements of 29 CFR 1910.120 and/or 40 CFR 311. Students are taught the basic health and safety issues involved in the management of dismantling and processing of clandestine laboratories. Students will learn how to evaluate the physical and chemical hazards of wastes produced during meth production through either hydriodic acid red phosphorous (HI red P) or metal ephedrine reduction (either lithium or sodium).