Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

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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).

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. 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 Middle East 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.