Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

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Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations are impacting communities in nearly every city in the United States. This problem can no longer be viewed as a “Border Issue.” The majority of the drugs distributed and consumed in the U.S. originate in Mexico. The cartel leaders have strategically formed relationships with American Street gangs to flood the streets with illicit drugs.

Middle Eastern Intelligence

This interactive adult-learning experience will familiarize attendees with the history of the Middle East and the culture of regional peoples with special focus in Islam as a religion and as a way of life. According to Pew Research Center, Muslims are projected to be the fastest-growing major religious group in coming decades.1 Acknowledging a general lack of awareness among security professionals; information and knowledge will enable law enforcement to develop strategies that bridge the gap between misunderstanding and beneficial engagement with the Muslim community.

Mid-Level Narcotics Investigations

Basic narcotic training courses focus on drug identification, types of informants, operational planning, and search warrant execution. Advanced narcotic training courses focus on drug cartels, money laundering, complex conspiracy investigations, and interstate/international wiretap cases. While these two types of training programs are a necessary part of drug enforcement, there is a considerable gap in the training available to law enforcement officers that target mid-level drug dealers.

Money Laundering

The targeted focus of this course is to establish an understanding of how financial information and processes are directly related to money laundering. This class will then demonstrate how laundering factors into criminal enterprise, transnational crime organizations, drug cartels, region instability, armed conflict, terrorist organizations, insurgencies, destabilized countries, compromised democratic governments, and situational upheaval.

Naloxone Administration for First Responders

Naloxone can be a lifesaving drug when administered in a timely manner to a person who is overdosing on opioids. Naloxone Administration for First Responders is a course designed to provide the training any first responder carrying Naloxone is required to complete. Students will be instructed on how Pennsylvania is addressing the opioid epidemic, how to recognize an overdose, administering naloxone in three different forms, and compliance with PA Act 139.

Naloxone Administration for Potential Bystanders

Naloxone can be a lifesaving drug when administered in a timely manner to a person who is overdosing on opioids. Naloxone Administration for Potential Bystanders is a course designed to prepare any individual in the event they encounter an opioid overdose situation that requires immediate action. Students will be instructed on how to recognize an overdose, administering naloxone, performing rescue breathing, and what to do after the person has been revived. 

Narco-Jihadist Alliance

This three-day course of instruction is designed for attendees to “know the jihadist enemy” who has declared war on America and to understand the various actions that local law enforcement can take to protect its citizens from this threat. The course exposes how jihadist’s have established an alliance with various narco-groups in Mexico and throughout Central and South America in order to fund their global operations. The course also defines how jihadists view themselves in their own words, documents, and social media postings that collectively reveal their stated goals, objectives, and beliefs.

Narcotics Enforcement and Trafficking Investigations in Hotels/Motels and Parcel/Freight Carriers

This course focuses on hotel/motel and parcel/freight interdiction and provides an update on legal and constitutional issues related to each interdiction technique. Students will identify each of the seven exceptions to the search warrant rule with emphasis upon stop & frisk, search incident to arrest, probable cause, plain view, plain feel, inventory, and consent. The class will express a working knowledge of the parcel and freight carrier system and the labeling practices for each.

NCTC Polygraph Program

This course provides American Polygraph Association-accredited training in the field of forensic psychophysiology using polygraph techniques. The course provides current state-of-the-art training by practicing professionals and researchers in the forensic psychophysiological detection of deception field. The course is recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphists and the National Polygraph Association, and exceeds the standards of the American Society for Testing and Materials.

This course is specifically for Law enforcement officers assigned to drug law enforcement, intelligence gathering, and/or investigation and suppression of terrorist activities.

Open Source Intelligence

This course is designed for criminal intelligence analysts, special agents, and other investigators. Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers, from beginning to advanced, will find this course beneficial. Student will learn what information is available on various sites and how to integrate that information into criminal investigations and criminal intelligence analysis.