Northeast Counterdrug Training Center

Basic Undercover Techniques for the Narcotics Officer

Course Description:

This course has been designed to complement the experienced undercover officer as well as bring a "new" undercover up to a level of awareness, safety and knowledge that is required of those seasoned undercovers. The course covers effective recruitment and utilization of informants, identifying safety considerations and unique problems associated with undercover work, addressing the psychological challenges of undercover work, identifying difficult undercover situations and demonstrating methods to resolve them (drugs, alcohol, sex, and other crimes), understanding prosecutorial guidelines, regulations and entrapment issues, discussing risk management of undercover operations, examine key issues in the supervision of undercover units and personnel, demonstrating techniques for infiltration of transnational criminal organizations, identifying and demonstrating briefing and debriefing technique and professional documentation/courtroom preparation and testimony.  Maybe most important is how criminals identify Undercover Officers as Law Enforcement. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Use technical and recording equipment
  2. Understand the importance of evidence collection
  3. Professional and Proper Undercover Documentation
  4. Manage confidential informants with and without an Undercover
  5. Present professional case presentations
  6. Provide courtroom testimony
  7. Understand undercover rips
  8. Understand undercover and informant reverses
  9. Develop skills in surviving critical incidents
  10. Present operation briefings and debriefings
  11. Understand the pros and cons to undercover operations in undercover’s vehicle and suspect’s vehicle
  12. Deal with special undercover techniques (drugs, alcohol, sex, crimes, domestic violence etc)
  13. Understand how criminals identify undercover officers as police

Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 5 days/40 hours

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military

This event is offered on the following dates

Aug 19, 2024 8:00 - Aug 23, 2024 16:30 (8:00 - 16:30)
Monday - Friday
Ripon WI