Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

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Opioid Awareness Seminar

The sudden rise in opioid and prescription narcotic deaths, both nationally and throughout the Commonwealth, has presented a unique challenge to local communities. The Opioid Awareness Seminar focuses on national, statewide and local trends relating to heroin, prescription opioids, and other opioid compounds. Overdose awareness, recognizing a potential addiction and community prevention/treatment programs will also be discussed providing a realization of how the opioid epidemic can affect the school environment and the community. 

Opioid Threat in the Community

The sudden rise of heroin and prescription opioid deaths, both nationally and throughout the Commonwealth, has presented a unique challenge to local communities. Opioid Threat in the Community, designed for educators, community organizers, and healthcare personnel, focuses on national, statewide and local trends relating to heroin, prescription opioids, and other opioid compounds.

Certifications: Act 48 credits for Educators (6 hours)

Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs

This course presents an historical perspective of early motorcycle clubs and their evolvement into today’s traditional outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMG). The historical perspective will continue with a discussion of each of the major groups. In addition, the students will be exposed to the current status of a large portion of clubs who operate in the northeast as well as a nationwide perspective.

Physical Surveillance

This five-day course is designed for law enforcement officers involved in the tracking and monitoring of suspects through urban, suburban, or rural conditions for the purpose of documenting activities and potentially interdicting upon these actions. The "hands-on" scenario based training course immerses the attendees into surveillance scenarios simulating street crime situations such as drug dealing, burglaries, robberies, and other crimes.

Role of the Undercover

This course trains new and experienced undercover officers to conduct safe and efficient undercover narcotic operations and understand the roles and responsibilities of other team members. The course stresses how to conduct every undercover operation safely and efficiently. In addition to classroom instruction, the course includes many practical exercises.

Senior Polygraph Examiner

This course is specifically for experienced law enforcement Psychophysiological Detection of Deception examiners. The primary emphasis of the course will be on quality control, test data analysis, test question construction, and case review. The techniques that will be studied will include Law Enforcement Applicant Screening and Criminal Specific Testing.

Social Networking

This course covers the essentials patrol officers, investigators, probation officers, School Resource Officers and anyone in the criminal justice system needs to know about social networking. Various types of crime are rooted in social networking activity. Drugs, scams, identity theft, flash mobs, sexting, sextortion, cyber bullying, even school shootings can be attributed to social media. This course will break down the elements of social networking, examine what information is collected and demonstrate what a great investigative/intelligence tool it can be.

Spanish for the Uniformed Patrol Officer

This course will provide students with exposure to basic concepts of the Latin American Spanish language through the use and understanding of specific words and phrases needed by Law Enforcement Officers (LEOs) when in contact with Spanish-only speakers. This course places emphasis on drug terminology, field interrogations, executing arrests, officer safety and specialized Spanish vocabulary that indicates impending danger.

Street Gang Investigations

This course explores the current trends, identifiers, and dynamics of street gang investigations. Understanding and identifying gang culture both on the street and in correctional facilities requires investigators from both local law enforcement and corrections to work together and share information. The intent of this course is to prepare officers in both large and small agencies to properly identify and interdict gang activity in their respective jurisdictions, collect and manage their gang intelligence, and communicate this information with neighboring jurisdictions and correctional facilities.

Surviving and Planning the Undercover Operation

Working and planning an Undercover Operation has changed drastically in the last 3 decades. This course will instruct Law Enforcement personnel on how to carefully decide in an investigation on whether to use a Confidential Informant or an Undercover Operative. The proper planning for these types of operations will ensure that all personnel are kept safe.