Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

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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.    

Tactical Entry to Methamphetamine Laboratories

This course is designed for law enforcement officers who are required to make entry and secure a methamphetamine lab prior to the assessment or processing. Classroom instruction includes types of methamphetamine labs, physical and chemical hazards associated with tactical response to methamphetamine labs, and respiratory protection. Raid planning and protective clothing and equipment are also covered in the classroom. Scenario-based training follows classroom instruction.

Tactical Narcotic Debriefings

This training course is designed to provide investigators with the skills necessary to obtain information regarding narcotics investigations through interviewing and interrogation in an ethical and legal framework. Investigators will learn the difference between interviews and interrogations, methods for establishing rapport, how to develop case-specific themes, proper room setup, the difference between an admission and a confession, and techniques to ensure the interview is conducted in a legal manner.

Tactics for Narcotic Warrants

This course focuses on the tactical techniques of high-risk warrant service. Through demonstration and practical application, students use a high-risk entry facility to practice entry, search, and extraction techniques taught throughout the course from decision-making through warrant execution.

Technology Threats and Trends Against Law Enforcement

Technology saturates our everyday lives. Yet, so many technologies are being developed with the specific purpose of targeting police officers or hiding criminal activity. This is a unique and eye-opening class for prosecutors, law enforcement personnel and anyone working in the judicial system who wants to learn more on how technologies are being used (or misused) to commit crimes, avoid or detect investigations, and to conduct counter surveillance. However, not only will this class examine and demonstrate how individuals are misusing these technologies, it will also reveal simple, inexpensive ways to mitigate their success as well as provide some investigative tips.

Top Gun: Undercover Drug Investigations

Top Gun employs a mix of mediums to enhance learning. The course is built around a straight forward fact scenario. The student will hear lectures and mini-lectures from experts on both the legal principles and the practical aspects of the topics. Immediately following each lecture, students will participate in small group workshops, where they will have the opportunity to apply the fact scenario to the principles just learned.

Student selections are made by the sponsoring state agency, not NCTC.