Undercover Narcotics Training
The Strike Force offers training to law enforcement officers in the area. The training is all “on the job training”. Officers will learn about aspects of undercover drug operations by being a part of them. Topics may include:
- Surveillance (both physical and electronic)
- Controlled buy planning and execution
- Search warrant application, planning and execution
Since the training is on the job training, the Strike Force would recommend that the officer be committed to the unit for a period of no less than two weeks. This allows the officer time to be involved in numerous cases giving them an opportunity to be involved in as many aspects of a case as possible. This is recommended, however, other arrangements can be made on a case by case basis. Any equipment the officer may need while in the unit will be supplied by the unit (cell phones, vehicles, etc.).
On Site Training
If an agency requests training in a specific area of narcotics investigation, the Strike Force will provide that training for that Agency. One of the more popular requests for training is on the topic of methamphetamine labs. The Strike Force can also bring a wide variety of narcotics for officers to see and handle. This would include common methods of abuse, packaging and trafficking.
The following are links to other training resources for law enforcement officers.
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. This center is primarily responsible for training Federal Law Enforcement. They do allow state and local agencies slots in this training as they are available. These slots are offered at no cost to the agency and the training is exceptional. They offer a wide variety of topics and training dates.
Located in Meridian Mississippi the Academy offers free classes on a wide variety of Drug and Tactical topics. Officers from the region are given preference but any additional slots are free and lodging is covered.
Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association’s (CLIA)
The Clandestine Laboratory Investigators Association, often referred to as CLIA, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide training, technical support, legislation assistance and expert testimony to all law enforcement, prosecutors and emergency service personnel. All training provided by CLIA is in compliance with Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and California Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal OSHA) regulations.