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Narcotics and Street Crimes in a New Era

  • Medford Police Department 219 South Ivy Street Medford, OR, 97501 United States (map)


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.


  • 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.***



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.


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.