Oct
3
to Oct 4

Advanced Search and Seizure Training

  • Oregon Public Safety Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This is the premier Blue to Gold course and the only search and seizure training nationally certified by IDALEST. This course is designed for experienced law enforcement officers who already possess a background knowledge and functional experience in search and seizure law. The instruction is advanced and fast-paced and uses case studies to explain the development and the current status of the legal aspects of searches and seizures.

This advanced course covers the most important legal issues for proactive narcotics officers and street officers. Topics include undercover operations inside homes and businesses; writing and executing drug warrants; knock and announce issues; anticipatory warrants; K9 searches; vehicle stops, including pretext “wall stops” and much more.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will receive a completion certificate and the latest edition of the Search and Seizure Survival Guide. In addition to acquiring a solid understanding of the Fourth Amendment, students will learn about:

  • Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure

  • Legal issues regarding search and seizure by police officers

  • Building solid probable cause, confidential informants, and citizen informants

  • Dealing with homes, warrantless entry, deception and ruses

  • Police liability

  • Interview and interrogation law

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors provided by Blue and Gold Training

REGISTRATION

This course is free and open to all law enforcement investigators, supervisors and managers, and state and federal prosecuting attorneys. Attendance is limited to 40 students. Attendees will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses. Registration instructions can be found on the course flyer.

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Nov
18
to Nov 20

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol

  • Oregon Public Safety Academy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The primary purposes of Highway Drug Investigations are to detect, interdict, and disrupt the continual flow of illicit drugs on the nation’s highways. It is where the struggle for superiority of the nation’s highways takes place; a contest between uniformed police officers and the most prolific and dangerous illicit drug traffickers in the world (i.e., Transnational Drug Trafficking Organizations). Emphasis is placed on Mexican drug trafficking organizations, the smuggling routes, transportation corridors, and distribution networks in the United States. Confronting the threat to national security, highway drug interdiction operatives stand as the vanguard in the nation’s second line of defense against those who would export illicit activity, lawlessness, violence, and corruption into the country.

OBJECTIVE

  • Modus operandi of drug trafficking organizations

  • Detection of drug-laden vehicles

  • Weapons trafficking

  • Vehicular contraband concealment

  • Gathering of strategic drug intelligence

  • Bulk currency seizures and investigations

  • Effective strategies designed to disrupt the use of the nation’s highway as a delivery/profit gaining system for illicit drugs and weapons

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors provided by MCTC

REGISTRATION

This course is free, and open to Law Enforcement and Military Personnel Only. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

***You must register for the class through the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center***

The registration link can be found on the course flyer.

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Aug
6
to Aug 7

Multijurisdictional Task Force Commanders Training

SYNOPSIS

The training provides law enforcement officers at all levels, patrol to supervisory, with information and techniques in making appropriate decisions regarding task force administration and operations planning and management.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will hear from law enforcement experts on:

  • Task force leadership

  • Policies and procedures

  • Personnel and training

  • Operational planning

  • Confidential informant management

  • Risk management

  • Managing critical incidents

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance will provide the instructors for this course.

REGISTRATION

The link to register can be found on the course flyer. There is no cost for the training. Once a registrant has been vetted and admitted into the class, they will receive all training details as well as the location and what they need to bring with them.

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Jul
31
9:00 AM09:00

Narcotics and Street Crimes in a New Era

SYNOPSIS

The Narcotics and Street Crimes in a New Era course teaches officers how to turn the tables on criminals and use mobile applications, in conjunction with law enforcement tools, to build strong, effective cases from a patrol level all the way up to major investigations.

OBJECTIVE

  • To effectively navigate major social media and peer-to-peer payment applications such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Venmo, PayPal, and many others.

  • To set up and manage undercover accounts and use them side by side with law enforcement tools to develop case leads.

  • To expand leads into large scale investigations by combining open source data with LEO tools such as records databases, GPS trackers, controlled buys, surveillance, phone downloads, and numerous other tools.

  • How to organize case files resulting in effective prosecution.

    ***This is a hands on training and officers are encouraged to bring a cellphone, tablet, or computer not attached to their personal life. Officers will have an opportunity to set up and leave the course with functioning undercover social media accounts.***

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Instructor Ben Sullivan has been an officer for 11 years during which time he has been assigned to patrol, street crimes, K-9, SWAT and narcotics. He developed and has utilized these techniques to effectively investigate and arrest suspects involved in many different types of cases.

REGISTRATION

This course is free, and open to all Law Enforcement, Analysts, and Prosecutors. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

Registration instructions can be found on the course flyer.

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Jun
25
8:00 AM08:00

License Plate Recognition

SYNOPSIS

Learn about the diverse uses of License Plate Recognition (LPR) technology and how to utilize the tool in real world scenarios. Led by former law enforcement members, this course will demonstrate how to integrate a cloud based commercial LPR data platform into the existing traditional law enforcement deployment LPR model.

OBJECTIVE

While participants will learn about all currently available LPR systems, this course will mostly focus on PlateSearch, Vigilant Solutions’ LPR database.

Students will:

  • See firsthand how using billions of plate detections can maximize investigative efforts in almost every facet of the job, including both areas of proactive field enforcement and investigations.

  • Be working through real world scenarios on PlateSearch databases, utilizing analytical tools with step by step instruction.

  • Learn how to use query fixed, mobile, and LPR data to generate case solving leads.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Vigilant Solutions will provide instruction for this course.

REGISTRATION

The link to register can be found on the course flyer. This class is free.

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Jun
11
to Jun 12

Law Enforcement on the Stand

  • City of Meridian Public Safety Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This training addresses recurring issues faced by law enforcement witnesses. This 16 hour intensive course combines interactive lectures with role play and other proven teaching methods to expose officers to what they can expect during preparation, direct testimony from government lawyers and cross examination from criminal defense attorneys. Every facet of the program is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in becoming effective and credible witnesses.

OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to improve effectiveness in courtroom testimony.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Caren Cambre brings more than 30 years of courtroom experience into her classrooms and training sessions. As a law school advocacy professor and a law enforcement witness trainer, she draws upon her hundreds of jury trials to train law students, young lawyers, and law enforcement officers in the many aspects of criminal litigation. Professor Cambre’s approach to teaching focuses on learning by doing, individualized and constructive critique, and a passion for teaching that is contagious. Her program, Law Enforcement on the Stand, incorporates all the elements of a long career serving justice, dedication for teaching others about trial work and a deep respect for the service of law enforcement everywhere.

REGISTRATION

This class is open to all law enforcement officers, deputies, supervisors and managers. There is no cost to register. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses. The course is limited to 40 students. Registration instructions can be found on the course flyer.

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May
6
to May 8

Video Techniques for Narcotics Investigations and Law Enforcement

  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Training Facility (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This 3 day course teaches the techniques and skills needed to shoot surveillance video with camcorders and other video equipment. Students will be exposed to state of the art video surveillance systems and will be offered the opportunity to use them in realistic hands on scenarios.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use video to document surveillance for narcotics trafficking, domestic and foreign terrorism, auto theft operations and monitoring sex offenders

  • Shoot surveillance video and other forms of uncontrolled action

  • Safely shoot moving surveillance video

  • Use video for pre-operational briefings

  • Link “body wire” receivers to camcorders

  • Use night vision equipment & IR illuminators with video cameras

  • Use 35mm format lenses with compatible video camcorders

  • Record other surveillance video using analog input on a digital camcorder

  • Use basic covert video systems for close-in surveillance

COURSE FLYER



INSTRUCTOR

Wadi Sawabini has taught thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement professionals how to shoot video evidence grade video that documents criminal activity. A native of Burlington, Vermont, Sawabini has taught across North America and around the world.

REGISTRATION

The link to register is included on the course flyer. This class is free and open to all investigators, supervisors and managers. The course is limited to about 30 students.

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Apr
29
to May 1

Managing Narcotics Informants

  • Seven Feathers Casino & Resort (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA is teaming with the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center to provide free training for new and experienced law enforcement officers in the efficient, safe, and legal protocols for developing, managing, and deploying confidential informants in narcotics cases.

OBJECTIVES

Students will complete the course with greater familiarity and knowledge in the following areas:

  • How to identify and avoid potential “problem” informants and integrity issues.

  • Developing and using a variety of informants.

  • Briefing, debriefing, and interviewing informants.

  • Registration process, cooperation letters, informant contracts, payment paperwork, informant testimony, and other topics.

  • Officer safety, informant safety, and informant integrity.

COURSE FLYERS

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors provided by Professional Law Enforcement Training (PLET)

REGISTRATION

DUAL REGISTRATION - PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH REGISTRATION PROCESSES

There is no cost to register. The course is open to Law Enforcement and Military personnel only.

Registration instructions can be found on the course flyers.

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Apr
25
9:00 AM09:00

Dark Net Investigation Training

  • City of Meridian Public Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This free training is sponsored by the HIDTA National Emerging Threats Initiative and Oregon-Idaho HIDTA. The training will provide the basics of investigating overdose deaths, the laws implicated when serious bodily injury or death results from the use of narcotics, cryptocurrencies and their exploitation, and an introduction to how the dark net is used in drug trafficking.

OBJECTIVES

Students will be introduced to Opioid overdose investigations, crypto currency, Dark Web, case reviews, and money laundering.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTORS

Special Agent Guy Gino - Homeland Security Investigations. Special Agent (SA) Guy Gino is currently assigned to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Portland, Oregon. He has been a federal law enforcement officer since 1996, when he became a Border Patrol agent in El Paso, Texas. SA Gino has been assigned to the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Interdiction Task Force since 2008, conducting investigations related to narcotics smuggling/trafficking and money laundering/illicit finance. He is recognized as a subject matter expert for investigations related to use of the Dark Net to distribute narcotics, such as Fentanyl, and tracing their illicit digital currency proceeds. SA Gino consistently shares his knowledge by providing training to domestic and international law enforcement partners, including the International Law Enforcement Academy, Europol, Australian Federal Police, U.K. National Crime Agency, Police Services of Northern Ireland, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Minnesota Narcotics Association, Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association and the International Organized Crime Intelligence and Operations Center. He was also selected by HSI to provide an overview of the Dark Net and use of digital currencies as they relate to opioid investigations at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in October 2016. SA Gino is recognized as one of the subject matter experts for the exploitation of virtual currency through traditional financial institutions and initiated one of the first investigations related to the illicit use and money laundering of Bitcoin.

Officer Chris Verbout - Portland Police Bureau. Officer Chris Verbout is currently assigned to the Portland Police Bureau Drugs and Vice Division Oregon-Idaho High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Interdiction Task Force. He has been a police officer since 2004. After working patrol for seven and a half years, Officer Verbout was selected to join the Drugs and Vice Division (DVD). While assigned to DVD, Officer Verbout worked as a narcotics investigator targeting upper echelon narcotics dealers in the Portland/Metro area. Officer Verbout was selected as an investigator with the HIDTA Interdiction Task Force (HIT) in 2016. At HIT, Officer Verbout conducts investigations of the importation and exportation of narcotics as well as money laundering schemes across the United States. During his tenure, officer Verbout has participated in over 100 overdose death investigations, to include traditional overdose investigations and in recent years several high profile investigations stemming from the Dark Net. Officer Verbout consistently shares his knowledge by providing training to domestic law enforcement partners regarding overdose death investigations, as well as investigative techniques on how to tackle the Dark Net and its exploitation of cryptocurrencies.

REGISTRATION

This course is free and open to all law enforcement investigators, supervisors, managers and state and federal prosecuting attorneys. Attendance is limited to 60 students. Attendees will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses.

Registration for this course is coordinated through the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Training Initiative.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Apr
23
to Apr 25

***CANCELLED*** - Video Camcorder Surveillance Techniques for Narcotics Investigations and Law Enforcement

  • City of Meridian Public Safety Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Western Regional Counterdrug Training Center will present this 3 day course that teaches the techniques and skills needed to shoot surveillance video with camcorders and other video equipment.

OBJECTIVES

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use video to document surveillance for narcotics trafficking, domestic and foreign terrorism, auto theft operations, and monitoring registered sex offenders.

  • Shoot surveillance video and other forms of uncontrolled action.

  • Safely shoot moving surveillance video.

  • Use video for pre-operational briefings.

  • Link “body wire” receivers to camcorders.

  • Use night vision equipment & IR illuminators with video cameras.

  • Use 35mm format lenses with compatible video camcorders.

  • Record other surveillance video using analog input on a digital camcorder.

  • Use basic covert video systems for close-in surveillance.

COURSE FLYER


INSTRUCTOR

Wadi Sawabini has taught thousands of federal, state and local law enforcement professionals how to shoot evidence grade video that documents criminal activity. A native of Burlington, Vermont, Sawabini has taught across North America and around the world. Virtually every U.S. federal law enforcement agency sends their members to Sawabini’s classes. That list includes the ATF, Border Patrol, DEA, EPA, FBI, HSI, Marshal’s Service, NOA Fisheries Law Enforcement, Postal Inspectors and more than a dozen Office of Inspector Generals. Sawabini has taught for four of the National Guard Counterdrug Schoolhouses in Iowa, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Washington State.

Outside of the United States, Sawabini teaches for the Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario, the Ontario Police College, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the South Korean National Police and the Bermuda Police Service. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Sawabini has a BA in Mass Communications. He is a former Reserve Deputy with the Erie County (NY) Sheriff’s Office. Wadi and his wife Mary reside in Shelburne, Vermont. They have three children and two grandchildren.

REGISTRATION

This class is open to all law enforcement investigators, supervisors and managers. There is no cost to register. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses. The course is limited to 30 students.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Apr
10
8:00 AM08:00

Investigating Cannabis Related Crimes and Officer Safety Techniques

SYNOPSIS

This class will discuss strategies for investigating indoor and outdoor cultivation operations and Butane Hash Oil labs.

OBJECTIVE

Participants will learn about cannabis’s effects on the body, strategies for indoor/outdoor marijuana investigations, butane hash oil lab investigations, officer safety, and search warrant and report writing techniques.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Seth Cimino - Citrus Heights, CA PD / Cimino Training and Consulting LLC

REGISTRATION

Registration instructions are on the class flyer. There is no cost to register.

This class is open to all law enforcement investigators, supervisors, and managers.

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Apr
2
to Apr 3

Law Enforcement on the Stand

  • Oregon Public Safety Academy, Room C109 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This training addresses recurring issues faced by law enforcement witnesses. This 16 hour intensive course combines interactive lectures with role play and other proven teaching methods to expose officers to what they can expect during preparation, direct testimony from government lawyers and cross examination from criminal defense attorneys. Every facet of the program is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in becoming effective and credible witnesses.

OBJECTIVE

This course is designed to improve effectiveness in courtroom testimony.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Caren Cambre brings more than 30 years of courtroom experience into her classrooms and training sessions. As a law school advocacy professor and a law enforcement witness trainer, she draws upon her hundreds of jury trials to train law students, young lawyers, and law enforcement officers in the many aspects of criminal litigation. Professor Cambre’s approach to teaching focuses on learning by doing, individualized and constructive critique, and a passion for teaching that is contagious. Her program, Law Enforcement on the Stand, incorporates all the elements of a long career serving justice, dedication for teaching others about trial work and a deep respect for the service of law enforcement everywhere.

REGISTRATION

This class is open to all law enforcement officers, deputies, supervisors and managers. There is no cost to register. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses. The course is limited to 40 students.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Mar
28
to Mar 29

Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

  • Wildhorse Resort and Casino (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA is teaming with the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center to provide free training for law enforcement officials to gain a true understanding of the Mexican cartel and American street gang connection.

OBJECTIVE

Students will complete the course with a greater understanding of how the Mexican drug war impacts cities in the U.S. on a daily basis, enhancing their efforts to aggressively target drug trafficking organizations.

COURSE FLYERS

INSTRUCTOR

Instructors provided by Professional Law Enforcement Training (PLET)

REGISTRATION

DUAL REGISTRATION - PLEASE COMPLETE BOTH REGISTRATION PROCESSES

There is no cost to register. The course is open to Law Enforcement and Military personnel only.

Registration instructions can be found on the course flyers.

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Mar
13
9:00 AM09:00

2019 PMP Training

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Management & Coordination Initiative will be instructing new participants and providing updates and refresher training to current users in the use WebPMP v.2.

OBJECTIVES

Students will learn about and be able to use in PMP:

  • User Guide Overview

  • Key terms used in PMP

  • Data Entry and Retention

  • Annual Administrative Entries

  • Operational Guidelines for PMP Defininitions

  • Data Entry Tabs

  • DTO/MLO’s

  • Clandestine Labs

  • Activities

  • Event/Subject Deconfliction

  • Other Outputs

  • DHE

  • Generate Reports

  • Quarterly Expectations

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - OR ID HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice

Ned Walls, Program Coordinator - OR ID HIDTA

REGISTRATION

This class is open to all current and new personnel who enter, gather, record, submit or review PMP related data. Students need to provide their own laptop.

This class is free. Lunch is on your own.

The registration form link can be found by clicking on the TRAINING button.

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Feb
25
to Mar 8

DEA Basic Drug Investigation Course

  • Clackamas County Public Safety Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Drug Enforcement Administration will be conducting a Basic Narcotics Investigator School. All participants must be full-time, sworn law enforcement officers and considered “On-Duty” while attending the course. This is an 80 hour course requiring students to attend all classes and pass all examinations for successful completion.

OBJECTIVES

The course will cover subjects including but not limited to: Drug Identification and Pharmacology, Confidential Source Management, Basic Undercover Operations, Basic Surveillance, Basic Financial Investigations and various other topics relating to narcotics investigations.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

DEA Special Agent Albert Brezicha and other staff.

REGISTRATION

***NOTE*** to register for the class you must follow the process on the course flyer and register through DEA. Registration is free. In addition, for tracking purposes, please fill out and submit the Oregon-Idaho Training Request form to Ned Walls.

Questions: Contact Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Program Coordinator Ned Walls at 503-947-8558 or ned.walls@state.or.us

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Feb
4
to Feb 5

Dark Web Conference

  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office Training Facility (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

This 2 day conference will involve discussing and identifying criminal offenses associated with the Dark Web.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn how to comprehend each level of the web, from the surface down to the “deep” or “dark” sections. The course also uncovers the criminal offenses and investigative techniques often associated with the Dark Web.

COURSE FLYER


INSTRUCTOR

Dan Jackman - Police Technical

REGISTRATION

This conference is limited to Law Enforcement, Military, Corrections, Analysts, and Support Staff ONLY. Registration cost is $450.00 until 1/4/19.

To register for the conference, go to www.policetechnical.com/register Register

If you register for this conference, please fill out and submit a HIDTA Training Form

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Jan
23
8:00 AM08:00

Workshop on Fentanyl, Synthetic Drugs and Investigations

  • City of Meridian Public Safety Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA is teaming with Thermo Scientific to provide free training on synthetic drugs: fentanyl, bath salts, spice, and various other drugs. This one-day training will cover the history and chemistry of these and other synthetic drugs, information on drug identification, handling/risk mitigation, conducting synthetic drug investigations and legislative updates.

OBJECTIVES

Students will complete the course with greater familiarity and knowledge in the following areas:

  •  The history and chemistry of synthetic drugs.

  • How to safely identify, investigate, handle, dismantle, and prosecute fentanyl and other synthetic drug operations and organizations.

  • Proper PPE and how to minimize the risks associated with fentanyl and other synthetic drugs.

  • Current legislation and new federal and state laws.
    Familiarity with
    Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ - a handheld tool for the identification of synthetics and other drugs, cutting agents and precursors in the field.

Course Flyer

Instructor

Bruce Gentner - Retired Detective Bruce Gentner has worked for 23+ years for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in a variety of assignments including patrol, narcotics and on several federal drug task forces. Detective Genter has provided training to numerous agencies and professional groups, both domestically and internationally. Non-profit organizations bring training and education on Identification and Recognition of Narcotics to Nevada law enforcement and the Las Vegas community on narcotics related issues and events.

Registration

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Thermo Schientific; space is limited to 60 students. Registration is free and students will be responsible for all other associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Jan
11
9:00 AM09:00

Digital Evidence and Federal Criminal Discovery Training for Law Enforcement

  • Clackamas county Public Safety Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Synopsis

The US Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon will be conducting a three hour class that will cover federal criminal discovery obligations with an emphasis on digital evidence issues.

Objectives

For any law enforcement officer working on federal cases, this training session will cover an overview of criminal discovery obligations, with an emphasis on digital evidence issues and social media. 

Course Flyer

Instructors

Scott Bradford, Craig Gabriel, and Kelly Zusman work for the United States Attorney's Office in Portland, Oregon.  Bradford is the office's White Collar Unit Chief, Gabriel is the Violent Crime Unit Chief, and Zusman heads the appellate division.  All three are experienced criminal litigators who have spent many years working a wide variety of criminal cases including fraud, tax, violent crimes, child exploitation, drugs and guns.  Scott and Craig have both also served as Computer Crime experts for the office, and Kelly works on national criminal discovery training issues. 

Registration

This course is open to law enforcement investigators, supervisors and managers. Registration is free and students will be responsible for all other associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
20
2:00 PM14:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

  • Douglas County Sheriff's Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
20
10:00 AM10:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
18
3:00 PM15:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

  • Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Training Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
18
10:00 AM10:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
12
11:00 AM11:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Dec
11
9:00 AM09:00

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA RISE Training

  • Jackson County Sheriff's Office (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Investigative Support Center will be conducting this one hour training to provide an in-depth overview of how the ISC can help investigators with their investigations and provide agencies with tactical, financial, and strategic support.

OBJECTIVES

Attendees will learn about long term case support, special projects the ISC participates in, strategic analysis, and training and mentorship opportunities.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst - Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice.

REGISTRATION

This training is open to all law enforcement, support staff, prosecutors and analysts, affiliated with HIDTA or not. Registration is free.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Nov
29
8:00 AM08:00

Workshop on Fentanyl, Synthetic Drugs and Investigations

SYNOPSIS

Oregon-Idaho HIDTA is teaming with Thermo Scientific to provide free training on synthetic drugs: fentanyl, bath salts, spice, and various other drugs. This one-day training will cover the history and chemistry of these and other synthetic drugs, information on drug identification, handling/risk mitigation, conducting synthetic drug investigations and legislative updates.

OBJECTIVES

Students will complete the course with greater familiarity and knowledge in the following areas:

  •  The history and chemistry of synthetic drugs.

  • How to safely identify, investigate, handle, dismantle, and prosecute fentanyl and other synthetic drug operations and organizations.

  • Proper PPE and how to minimize the risks associated with fentanyl and other synthetic drugs.

  • Current legislation and new federal and state laws.
    Familiarity with
    Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ - a handheld tool for the identification of synthetics and other drugs, cutting agents and precursors in the field.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Bruce Gentner - Retired Detective Bruce Gentner has worked for 23+ years for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department in a variety of assignments including patrol, narcotics and on several federal drug task forces. Detective Genter has provided training to numerous agencies and professional groups, both domestically and internationally. Non-profit organizations bring training and education on Identification and Recognition of Narcotics to Nevada law enforcement and the Las Vegas community on narcotics related issues and events.

REGISTRATION

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and Thermo Schientific; space is limited to 70 students. Lunch will be provided and students will be responsible for all other associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.





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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Narco-Money Laundering & Proactive Undercover Investigations

  • OREGON PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

Narco-Money Laundering (8 hours)
The United Nations estimates that narcotics’ trafficking generates over $400 billion in profits each year worldwide. That money has to be cleaned to be useful to the narco-barons of Latin America. This course teaches the predominant methods of drug money laundering, breaking the schemes down into understandable components and teaches investigators the tools available for identification, interdiction, and enforcement actions against money laundering organization from the local street-level dealer, to the drug lords in Mexico and Colombia.

Proactive and Undercover Investigations (24 Hours)
This course is a multi-media presentation involving the use of real-life case studies, film, and television as examples to aid in the understanding of the concepts being taught. A thorough introduction or refresher on the tools available to and methods employed by investigators working proactive and long-term cases, the course emphasizes racketeering, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, theft/robbery, criminal street gangs, human trafficking, and other organized criminal enterprises.

OBJECTIVES

Narco-Money Laundering
Students will complete the course will greater familiarity and knowledge in the following areas:
*   Money Laundering Basics: Placement, Layering and Integration
*  The Black Market Peso Exchange (BMPE)
*   Bulk Cash Smuggling and Unlicensed Money Transmitters
*   Interdiction Operations
*   Asset Forfeiture
*   Understanding the Criminal Money Laundering Statutes
*   Structuring and Smurfing
*   Hawala and Contra-Entrega
*   Chinese Underground Banking System (CUBS)
*   Venezuelan Bolivar
*   FinCEN (SAR’s, CTRs, 8300s and CMIRs)

Proactive and Undercover Investigations
Students will complete the course will greater familiarity and knowledge in the following areas:
*   Undercover Work   
*   Interrogations
*   Use of Informants                              
*   Source of Funding
*   Wiretaps                                             
*   Mobile Tracking Devices
*   Pens & Traps                                      
*   Pole Cameras
*   Drones & Aerial Surveillance        
*   Social Media
*   Deconfliction                                     
*   Open Source Intelligence
*   Warrants and Subpoenas              
*   Take Downs
*   Documenting Evidence                   
*   Post Arrest Essentials

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

 A narcotics prosecutor by trade, Mr. JP Nixon is currently the Director of a joint State/Federal HIDTA task force, based out of Miami, Florida, conducting long-term international money laundering investigations. As a prosecutor, Mr. Nixon has reviewed thousands of arrest affidavits, drafted hundreds of search warrants, documented countless confidential informants, and tried over 100 cases, including murders, drug trafficking offenses, robberies, and myriad other serious felonies. In addition, Mr. Nixon has developed an expertise in electronic surveillance, supervising more than two dozen wiretaps. Mr. Nixon’s narcotics related casework resulted in the seizure of tens of thousands of pounds of cannabis, hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, and ecstasy, and the arrest of many prominent drug traffickers, as well as a search and seizure operation that resulted in the largest cash seizure in Miami’s history, totaling almost 25 million dollars.

REGISTRATION

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA; space is limited to 50 students. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To retister, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.

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Apr
19
to Apr 20

Technology, Threats & Trends in Criminal Investigations

  • CITY OF MERIDIAN PUBLIC SAFETY TRAINING CENTER (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

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 everyday technologies are being used (or misused) to commit crimes, avoid or detect investigations, and to conduct counter surveillance. 

Although dealing with technology issues, this course is instructed in a manner that both the novice and the expert will understand and appreciate.  The course utilizes a combination of lecture, multimedia examples, case studies, and live demonstrations involving the attendees.  Evaluations of this course have been excellent and many have stated that it should be mandatory training for every officer.

OBJECTIVE

This course will examine and demonstrate how individuals are misusing  technologies, it will also reveal simple, inexpensive ways to mitigate thier success as well as provide some investigative tips.

Topics include:
·         Video counter-surveillance
·         The vulnerabilities of Caller ID including, spoofing and unblocking software
·         Virtual Numbers
·         What the metadata in digital photographs reveals.
·         Bluetooth tracking
·         Devious and dangerous Smartphone app.
·         GPS & Geo-location threats
·         Understanding IP addresses and how to identify a target
·         Proxy servers, VPNs and TOR.
·         A Darkweb and Bitcoin primer

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Matt Griffin is a fourteen-year law enforcement veteran specializing in narcotic-related investigations.  Matt started his police career with the Virginia Beach Police Department in August of 2003. He was assigned to the 3rd precinct where he received several accolades including the Class Act Award for initiative and motivation. Matt’s expertise in patrol narcotics earned him a certification in Virginia Beach Criminal and Superior Court as an expert witness in narcotics packaging, distribution and sales.   

In February of 2007, Matt began working with the Keene, NH Police Department where continued his work in narcotics by assisting with the NH Drug Task Force.  In 2010, Matt was assigned as a School Resource Officer at a local high school.  Based on his experience, Matt drafted the New Hampshire state policy on Cyber Bullying.  Matt traveled across NH, presenting to various agencies and school boards how to effectively combat cyberbullying in schools. 

In 2013, Matt transitioned back to patrol where he led the police department in arrests for two consecutive years.  During that time, Matt also received a Life Saving Award for his decisive actions in administering lifesaving first aid to a young female. 

In November of 2015, Matt was selected to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force where he currently works in an undercover capacity.  Over the past few years, New Hampshire’s opioid addiction and fentanyl crisis has claimed the lives of over 1000 residents state wide.  Matt’s Drug Task Force has investigated dozens of fentanyl-related overdoses and continues to combat the deadly drug by educating the public and conducting undercover operations targeting the sources. 

In 2016, Matt was awarded a New Hampshire State Police Commendation for his arrests and seizures in 2016.

Matt has been a law enforcement instructor for several years and genuinely enjoys teaching. He has presented at several conferences on a wide range of topics with exceptional reviews.

REGISTRATION

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA; space is limited to 50 students. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form

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Mar
15
to Mar 16

Technology, Threats & Trends in Criminal Investigations

  • OREGON PUBLIC SAFETY ACADEMY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

SYNOPSIS

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 everyday technologies are being used (or misused) to commit crimes, avoid or detect investigations, and to conduct counter surveillance. 

Although dealing with technology issues, this course is instructed in a manner that both the novice and the expert will understand and appreciate.  The course utilizes a combination of lecture, multimedia examples, case studies, and live demonstrations involving the attendees.  Evaluations of this course have been excellent and many have stated that it should be mandatory training for every officer.

OBJECTIVE

This course will examine and demonstrate how individuals are misusing  technologies, it will also reveal simple, inexpensive ways to mitigate thier success as well as provide some investigative tips.

Topics include:
·         Video counter-surveillance
·         The vulnerabilities of Caller ID including, spoofing and unblocking software
·         Virtual Numbers
·         What the metadata in digital photographs reveals.
·         Bluetooth tracking
·         Devious and dangerous Smartphone app.
·         GPS & Geo-location threats
·         Understanding IP addresses and how to identify a target
·          Proxy servers, VPNs and TOR.
·         A Darkweb and Bitcoin primer

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Jim Dill is a Summa Cum Laude Graduate of the Indiana University of PA – BA Criminology – and was valedictorian of the Criminology Department. 

Jim has dedicated his entire law enforcement career to matters dealing with investigative technologies.  He is a 30-year veteran of the PA Office of Attorney General (OAG) with 27 of those years served as an agent, supervisor, or director of the unit responsible for electronic surveillance, investigative technology and counter-surveillance matters.  He was later promoted to Deputy Chief and placed in charge of all Investigative Services. 

Throughout his career Jim has participated in hundreds of investigations involving the use of investigative technology for the OAG as well as with a variety of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  He has been qualified and has testified as an expert on investigative technologies in both the Common Pleas and Appellate Court systems. 

Jim is an active member of the Mid-Atlantic Technical Investigators Association and the National Technical Investigators Association and has served on the FBI Telecommunications Industry Liaison Unit and the CALEA Implementation Unit. He also served as a columnist for the PA Chiefs of Police Magazine (Technology Mandates).

Jim currently serves as a instructor and subject matter expert for law enforcement and other members of the Criminal Justice System.

REGISTRATION

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA; space is limited to 50 students. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form

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Mar
7
8:00 AM08:00

HIDTA Performance Management Process

SYNOPSIS

This course will provide instruction to new HIDTA participants and will provide updates and refresher training to current users in the use of WebPMP v.2 for recording, reviewing and extracting data via reports and tables, as well as explaining and discussing the guidelines for the performance management process (PMP) including how the process fits into the HIDTA philosophy, definitions of key terms, establishing predictive expected values, recording actual accomplishments and final reporting.

The WebPMP v.2 program collects and reports initiative performance data, and knowing the data rules and process guidelines is critical to accurately recording the data required by the HIDTA program.  This course teaches the program’s features and tools, including the latest software updates, and it includes the data rules and process guidelines required by HIDTA policy.

OBJECTIVE

Students will receive knowledge, skills and abilities to become proficient in entering required data into the HIDTA Performance Management Process database.

COURSE FLYER

INSTRUCTOR

Terra Duncan, Lead Analyst OR ID HIDTA and Oregon Department of Justice

REGISTRATION

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA.

 To register for this course, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form

Students who do not have access to PMP must contact Terra Duncan at terra.d.duncan@doj.state.or.us prior to attending the course.

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Mar
1
to Mar 2

Narcotic Officer Survival - Red Flag Indicators

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Synopsis

This 16 hour, International Narcotics Investigator Association (INIA) course is designed for investigators that work in an undercover capacity and or those who are about to work in those types of assignments. This course goes in depth into several case studies of undercover operations that had gone wrong. This course shows investigators and supervisors the “indicators” that should have been recognized and not ignored during undercover operations that would have ultimately saved the lives of the investigators involved. This course will also enhance officer safety in undercover operations by identifying those indicators that others have missed or ignored over the years. This course also shows that no matter how old or new the case studies are, the indicators are the same.

Topics include:
·         Evaluating the type of undercover operation
·         Understanding the individual rolls of each person assigned in the operation
·         Supervisors responsibilities
·         Case agent vs. undercover
·         Officer safety vs. making the case
·         Propensity for violence of the suspects involved
·         Listening and addressing concerns of the undercover and team members
·         Proper operational planning
·         Understanding the various factors involved in undercover operations to include day or
           night time operations, weather, vehicle types, locations, avenues of approach, etc.   
  ·        Money flashes
·         Using technology in undercover operations for increased safety
·         Managing confidential informants

Instructor

Narcotic Officer Survival - Red Flag Indicators is instructed by Detective William Louck of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD).  Detective Loucks began with MNPD in 2003. In January 2005, Detective Loucks was selected as a FLEX officer where his duties were to conduct proactive policing in high crime areas.  In January 2007, he began working as a Gang Detective where he investigated gang related and organization cases with a drug related nexus. During his time as a Gang Detective, he worked joint gang cases with the DEA, ATF, FBI and US Marshals. Detective Loucks has also instructed approximately 500 people on gang related issues to include police officers, teachers, principals, community groups and community group leaders. Detective Loucks is currently a Tennessee POST certified instructor.

In January 2010, Detective Loucks began working long term narcotics with MNPD Specialized Investigations Division Narcotics Unit. Since then, Detective Loucks has conducted and been the affiant in wire tape cases into crystal methamphetamine and marijuana distribution rings.

Detective Loucks previously served 8 ½ years in the United States Army. Throughout his time in the Army, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Detective Loucks served 3 years at Ft Bragg North Carolina as a cannon crewmember with the 82nd Airborne Division. During his last 5 ½ years he worked as a Chinook Flight Engineer with Task Force 160th SOAR (Night Stalkers) in Ft Campbell Kentucky. During his time as a flight engineer, Detective Loucks was solely responsible for a $60 million dollar Chinook helicopter to include the flight operations, mission planning, training personnel and management of maintenance.

In late September 2011, Detective Loucks deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan areas of operations (AO) region. Detective Loucks was part of the first group of American Soldiers to be operating in Afghanistan as he took in the first Special Forces Groups, Navy SEALS, as well as CIA Special Operative Agents.

Registration

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and space is limited to 50 students. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form

 

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Feb
1
to Feb 2

Narcotic Officer Survival - Red Flag Indicators

  • MULTNOMAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRAINING FACILITY (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Synopsis

This 16 hour, International Narcotics Investigator Association (INIA) course is designed for investigators that work in an undercover capacity and or those who are about to work in those types of assignments. This course goes in depth into several case studies of undercover operations that had gone wrong. This course shows investigators and supervisors the “indicators” that should have been recognized and not ignored during undercover operations that would have ultimately saved the lives of the investigators involved. This course will also enhance officer safety in undercover operations by identifying those indicators that others have missed or ignored over the years. This course also shows that no matter how old or new the case studies are, the indicators are the same.

Topics include:

·         Evaluating the type of undercover operation
·         Understanding the individual rolls of each person assigned in the operation
·         Supervisors responsibilities
·         Case agent vs. undercover
·         Officer safety vs. making the case
·         Propensity for violence of the suspects involved
·         Listening and addressing concerns of the undercover and team members
·         Proper operational planning
·         Understanding the various factors involved in undercover operations to include day or
           night time operations, weather, vehicle types, locations, avenues of approach, etc.   
  ·        Money flashes
·         Using technology in undercover operations for increased safety
·         Managing confidential informants

Instructor

Narcotic Officer Survival - Red Flag Indicators is instructed by Detective William Louck of the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department (MNPD).  Detective Loucks began with MNPD in 2003. In January 2005, Detective Loucks was selected as a FLEX officer where his duties were to conduct proactive policing in high crime areas.  In January 2007, he began working as a Gang Detective where he investigated gang related and organization cases with a drug related nexus. During his time as a Gang Detective, he worked joint gang cases with the DEA, ATF, FBI and US Marshals. Detective Loucks has also instructed approximately 500 people on gang related issues to include police officers, teachers, principals, community groups and community group leaders. Detective Loucks is currently a Tennessee POST certified instructor.

In January 2010, Detective Loucks began working long term narcotics with MNPD Specialized Investigations Division Narcotics Unit. Since then, Detective Loucks has conducted and been the affiant in wire tape cases into crystal methamphetamine and marijuana distribution rings.

Detective Loucks previously served 8 ½ years in the United States Army. Throughout his time in the Army, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Detective Loucks served 3 years at Ft Bragg North Carolina as a cannon crewmember with the 82nd Airborne Division. During his last 5 ½ years he worked as a Chinook Flight Engineer with Task Force 160th SOAR (Night Stalkers) in Ft Campbell Kentucky. During his time as a flight engineer, Detective Loucks was solely responsible for a $60 million dollar Chinook helicopter to include the flight operations, mission planning, training personnel and management of maintenance.

In late September 2011, Detective Loucks deployed to Uzbekistan and Afghanistan areas of operations (AO) region. Detective Loucks was part of the first group of American Soldiers to be operating in Afghanistan as he took in the first Special Forces Groups, Navy SEALS, as well as CIA Special Operative Agents.

Registration

This course is sponsored and paid for by the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA and space is limited to 50 students. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging and meal expenses.

To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form

 

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