Traditional Training and Mobile Training Teams

MCTFT offers traditional training on our campuses or at your location (using mobile training teams).  We provide law enforcement agencies with quality instruction in all aspects of counterdrug law enforcement and training. We offer dozens of traditional classes ranging from Analytical Investigative Techniques to Undercover Operations.

Listed here are all the traditional classroom courses that MCTFT offers. Click on the title of the course to get a brief description and click on the link within for a detailed description.

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Tactical Medic (TacMed)

This class helps to train first responders to provide lifesaving interventions to wounded officers and civilians in a life threatening environment.

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React to Tactically Trained Subject

This class gives the narcotics officer the tools to recognize, assess and take proper precautions when faced with the possibility of a tactically trained subject.  The course will increase officer safety when dealing with this increasing threat.

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Multi Weapon Operator Course

The 24-hour (3-day) Multi Weapon Operator Course was developed to train narcotics enforcement officers in the function, handling, and employment of their agency-issued rifle, pistol and shotgun in an attempt to increase officer safety during employment in the execution of their narcotics enforcement duties.

This course is offered throughout the year in a open enrollment status (open to all LEO and MIL) as well as a closed enrollment (just your agency (MIL or LEO)).  We are able to offer this class on Camp Blanding or come to you with one of our mobile training teams.

The MWOC course is taught by world-class instructors that draw on their real-world operational experiences.  It is a flexible course whereby our instructors can teach newly graduated officers as well as the veteran SWAT team.

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Land Navigation

This course gives the narcotics officer the tools to read maps, use a compass and a global positioning system (GPS), and introduces navigation techniques.  This course further enhances the confidence of the officer to successfully and safely navigate to an objective, and implement these land navigation techniques into the planning process.  Practical exercises are part of this course and we offer over 70,000 acres of training space.

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Tactical Drug Operations

This is an intensive “tactical” applications course designed for the explicit purpose of officer safety for those officers involved in high-risk encounters with subjects implicated in drug and other investigations.

The training is relevant for federal, state and local drug task forces, narcotics squads, officers who encounter drug violators in their patrol duties, and teams investigating and executing arrest warrants for subjects involved in drug trafficking and violent crimes.  The training is offered at two locations: Camp Blanding, Florida, and the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Georgia.  These sites provide the necessary facilities for the intensive hands-on and scenario-based training used throughout this class.  High-impact learning is aided by Simunitions-equipped weapons for tracking operational skills and student survival behaviors.  Exercises develop skills for rules of engagement relevant for traditional police activities and military law enforcement.

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Analytical Investigative Techniques Overview

This course is designed to teach very basic investigative analysis techniques using drug-related data. The classroom presentation includes instruction on techniques used in the investigative analysis of a narcotics case. At the completion of the course, you will understand the processes and techniques used by analysts for investigations. You will also be able to analyze and summarize case data in a clear, concise and graphical format. This course is designed for law enforcement personnel with no analytical experience who wish to learn and understand basic investigative analytical techniques.

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Asymmetric Threat Recognition

This class gives the narcotics officer the tools to recognize, assess and take proper precautions when faced with the possibility of a booby trap, IED and or the precursors, compounds and equipment needed to produce and activate these devices. This course is designed to increase officer safety when dealing with this increasing threat.

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Aviation Drug Interdiction -- also available online

This course provides an overview of procedures, services, and investigative techniques used to obtain background information on suspect general aviation aircraft and airmen. Participants receive in-depth information on the identification of valid pilot- and aircraft-required documents. Students will understand many of the techniques drug smugglers use to escape identification, the types of authoritative actions law enforcement can apply, and procedures for asset seizure and forfeiture in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Each student will participate in practical exercises — conducting ramp checks at a local airport.

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Clandestine Laboratory Awareness

This course is designed to provide first responders with the knowledge to recognize and survive a clandestine lab encounter. This course also addresses the many facets of methamphetamine history, effects and new trends in production. Agencies hosting this course are encouraged invite other local first responders to this session (Fire, EMS, Probation and Parole, Corrections, Division of Family Services, Social Services, Department of Environmental Protection, etc.).

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Conspiracy Investigations -- also available online

Conspiracies involving the activities of complex transnational criminal and drug organizations with numerous individuals and a variety of crimes are inherently difficult to investigate and successfully prosecute because of the internal discipline and structure within the organization. Utilizing both conspiracy laws and investigative techniques, the investigators and prosecutors can successfully target and prosecute entire organizations whether for a singular event or a long term historical conspiracy. The goal of this course is to show the student how to successfully target, investigate and prosecute criminal organizations from start to finish. The student will be taught various investigative strategies and techniques, who to target within an organization, how to develop informants within an organization, the types of evidence to obtain, and how to link everything into a successful conspiracy prosecution of a criminal organization.

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Conspiracy Investigations -- An Overview

Activities of complex drug organizations are inherently difficult to investigative and successfully prosecute. The goal of this course is to familiarize the investigator with the legal elements related to conspiracy investigations as well as the basics of investigating and prosecuting these crimes.

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Counter Terrorist Financing Training

This dynamic 3-day training program offers an unmatched experience for financial investigators and intelligence analysts. In a mixture of case studies and “live investigations”, students will enter into a simulated scenario of a financial intelligence investigation against an ISIS cell engaged in transnational organized crime which will demonstrate the importance and benefits of following the financial footprint.

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Courtroom Testimony

This course will focus on training drug officers to articulate facts in a courtroom or deposition setting in a professional and accurate manner as a means to successful prosecution. Topics of the course will encompass documentation; pre-trial meetings, depositions, and preliminary hearings; types of court cases; types of examination; courtroom demeanor and attire; testifying; defense tactics in the courtroom; witness credibility; experience documentation, and a mock trial practical exercise using counterdrug scenarios.

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Current Drug Trends

This course will to provide an understanding of current and emerging drugs: terminology, appearance, paraphernalia, methods of ingestion, physiological and psychological effects, cultivation and or production and concealment methods. This course will also include the conversion of commonly found legal substances to achieve or mimic drug effects.

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Current Drug Trends - Drug Identification for Corrections

This 16-hour class will educate corrections officers, prison guards, and jail nurses on recognizing current drug trends, clandestine clothing, paraphernalia, concealment methods, symbols of the drug world and recognizing the variety of ways contraband is smuggled or mailed to correctional facilities. The course will also provide a broad overview of how the use of substances affect each of the 11 major systems of the human body.

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Dismounted Movement Techniques

This course is designed to give the narcotics officer the knowledge to plan, organize, and conduct dismounted movement in a rural environment.

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Drug Interdiction Techniques - Patrol (1-Day)

This fast paced one-day course is intended for patrol officers and supervisors who wan to become more effective in detecting, apprehending, and documenting the arrest of criminals including drug users, traffickers, fugitives, gang members and even terrorists.

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Drug Interdiction Techniques - Advanced (2-Day)

This course will provide the participant with an overall view of how contraband is concealed in vehicles and the ethical requirements of law enforcement officers in the search of suspected vehicles.

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Drug Training for Investigators

This all-encompassing counterdrug course allows participants to obtain the skills necessary to work within a multijurisdictional counterdrug task force, and through its resources, bring a drug trafficking case to prosecution.

The Drug Training for Investigators training program introduces the skills required to initiate and bring to prosecution a drug trafficking case while assigned to a narcotics unit.  The program begins with classroom lectures which provide the knowledge necessary to develop an investigation.  As the course proceeds, a simulated scenario provides investigative leads for the participants.  Scenario events will include informant interviews, undercover operations, foot and vehicle surveillance, raid and arrest practical exercises, and search warrant and courtroom preparation.  The course also identifies the various military and civil support capabilities available to law enforcement.  Drug Training for Investigators is an introductory course intended for law enforcement new to narcotics investigations.  Since this is an introductory course the topics presented only cover basic concepts.

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat – Gang Wiretaps (3-days)

This course is designed for law enforcement officers, investigators, analysts, tech agents, and prosecuting attorneys with limited or no prior experience in wiretap investigations.

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat – Investigative Techniques (2-day)

This course is for the patrol officer, investigator or detective who is assigned to a criminal street gang unit or investigation.

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat – Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (2-days)

Thanks to the popular television series, Sons of Anarchy, the country has become enthralled with the idea of outlaw motorcycle gangs (OMGs). But how realistic is the show?

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat – Target the Entire Gang (3-days)

This 3-day course will provide experienced investigators, prosecutors, probation and corrections personnel with the investigative and prosecution techniques and strategies to target, indict, and convict entire criminal street gangs.

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat - Tools for the Street (1-day)

This course is for patrol officers, new detectives and community groups who need to understand the scope of the criminal street gang problem, history, current trends, methods of operation and safety concerns on the street.

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Gangs and the Transnational Threat – Transnational Criminal Organizations

This course provides an overview of criminal organizations that operate on a transnational level.  The course will examine transnational crime with attention to the methods and movement of illegal drugs, weapons, human trafficking, and money laundering.  Analysis of the inter- and intra-operational dynamics will be presented to include organizational psychology, ideology, command and control, modus operandi, and the tactical use of international movement, corruption, and violence.  Terrorist organizations and transnational criminals will be studied along with various successful preventive and investigative techniques.

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Highway Vehicle Stops and the Drug Trafficker -- also available online

This course provides instruction to law enforcement officers on highway traffic stops of suspected drug couriers and users.  It is the goal of this course to provide these techniques to lead to the safe discovery of illegal contraband and ultimately, a successful prosecution.  This course will include practical exercises for interviewing techniques and vehicle searches on cars, small trucks and commercial tractor trailers.

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International Money Laundering Investigations -- also available online

This course gives the investigator or agent the ability to recognize potential money laundering violations, both international and domestic, while investigating narcotics-related violations.

The course introduces the concepts surrounding money laundering violations with an emphasis on “off shore” schemes, and provides a historical summary of the statutes, from cash reporting through the most current amendments to the federal money laundering statutes.  The course will cover the elements of proof needed to charge money laundering and currency reporting violations in both domestic and international cases.  The course also deals with the sources of information available to the investigator emphasizing the techniques needed to obtain legally admissible evidence from foreign countries.  In addition, the analyst or investigator will learn how to prove the amount of illegal income.  Lastly, the participants will be introduced to “exotic” international money laundering schemes as well as ones that are utilizing some of the latest technology.

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Interviewing Transnational Offenders (1-day)

This course will address techniques for assessing transnational offenders through knowledge of interview techniques, body language and eye patterns.

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Interviewing Transnational Offenders (2-day)

The goal of this course is to provide the military and law enforcement investigator with the knowledge and skills to develop and conduct successful information gathering for all aspects of transnational criminal investigations.

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Interviewing Transnational Offenders (3-day)

Obtaining intelligence on transnational crime is critical during all phases of an investigation.  HUMINT has proven to be one of the most effective methods in gathering information, especially with the use of effective interview and interrogation techniques.

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Introduction to the PRC-152 Radio

Narcotics officers are faced with communication coverage gaps within local networks, this problem is even more evident in rural or austere locations where communication is imperative, and officers often have to rely on radios for push-to-talk capability.  This class gives the narcotics officer the tools to operate, maintain, and plan long range communications in austere locations using the PRC-152 Harris Radio.

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Marijuana Grow Investigations (3 days)

Upon completion of the course, the investigator will be familiar with cultivation trends in the United States and will be able to identify the signs that indicate the presence of an indoor or outdoor grow operation.  The course will emphasize the skills necessary to draft an affidavit for a search warrant and give credible testimony in criminal trials.  Further, the investigator will be taught investigative techniques to successfully disrupt and prosecute the violator.  This course is an expansion of the 2-day course to include various domestic and transnational drug trafficking organizations and site safety.

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Marijuana Grow Investigations - Indoor

Upon completion of the course, the investigator will be familiar with cultivation trends in the United States and will be able to identify the signs that indicate the presence of an indoor grow operation. The course will emphasize the skills necessary to draft an affidavit for a search warrant and give credible testimony in criminal trials. Further, the investigator will be taught investigative techniques to successfully disrupt and prosecute the violator.

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Marijuana Grow Investigations - Outdoor

Upon completion of the course, the investigator will be familiar with cultivation trends in the United States and will be able to identify the signs that indicate the presence of an outdoor grow operation.  The course will emphasize the skills necessary to draft an affidavit for a search warrant and give credible testimony in criminal trials.  Further, the investigator will be taught investigative techniques to successfully disrupt and prosecute the violator.

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Mission Planning

This course is designed to provide an overview of Troop Leading Procedures and the Army Operations Order to officers of a Law Enforcement Agency (LEA).  These time-proven methods will add to your mission planning skill set and eventual success.

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Observation Techniques

This course gives the narcotics officer an understanding of different techniques that may be used during observation operations.   The course develops the comprehension and understanding of activities and events that are witnessed by the officers.  The course further develops the officer’s ability to recall and record information gathered during the awareness phase, leading to a better decision-making process.

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Officer Survival

This course will enhance law enforcement officer survivability in a close quarter’s encounter with an unarmed subject, by building on current their defensive tactics knowledge.

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Patrol Rifle

The 16-hour (2-day) Patrol Rifle course was developed to train narcotics enforcement officers in the function, handling, and employment of their agency-issued rifle in an attempt to increase their safety during employment in the execution of their duties.  The course can be adapted for the new recruit or for a veteran narcotics officers.

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Pharmaceutical Drug Investigations

Diverting pharmaceutical drugs from their prescribed and appropriate use is a major problem not only to our law enforcement but also to our health care professionals.  This course is for the detective who is assigned to a pharmaceutical crime unit or investigation.  This course will address the crimes associated with pharmaceutical drug diversion, criminal methods, investigative techniques, evidence collection and the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset to prepare the case for successful prosecution.

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SCoRE - Secret Compartment Recognition Education

This course will provide law enforcement officers with the crucial knowledge to make informed, effective, and coordinated commercial vehicle searches for the purpose of detecting hidden compartments used to transport illegal narcotics and related contraband.  Officers will learn the role that commercial vehicles play in smuggling throughout the country, as well as the techniques and strategies to find these hidden compartments during traffic encounters.  This class will emphasize hands-on scenarios using commercial vehicles.

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Supervising Counterdrug Operations -- also available online

Narcotics supervisors often have no narcotics experience at the beginning of their assignment.  This course will address common issues narcotics supervisors are faced with and provide different options to handle various situations.  This 24-hour course is designed for law enforcement officers aspiring to be supervisors of narcotics units and current supervisors of narcotics units.  The methods taught during this course have proven effective and resulted in improved day-to-day operations of narcotics units.

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Supervising Counterdrug Operations Executive

This course is designed to provide executive-level law enforcement managers with insight into critical issues of counterdrug operations.  Attendance should be limited to command-level executive positions (e.g., Chief, Sheriff, Director, task force board members).  The attendee will learn management practices that will ensure a stable command and control attitude of first line and middle managers for counterdrug task force operations.

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Surveillance Operations -- also available online

This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of basic surveillance techniques as they apply to the different types of surveillance performed by narcotic officers.  During this presentation, the students will become acquainted with the various types and methods of surveillance, the purposes for conducting surveillance, the preparation of surveillance equipment, and the proper execution and documentation of surveillance operations. In the demonstration of basic surveillance techniques, the students will be shown how to apply the various principles discussed in class to actual surveillance situations, including a night time surveillance via practical exercises and scenarios.

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Tactical Drug Operations - Three Day

This is an intensive “tactical” applications course designed for the explicit purpose of officer safety for those officers involved in high-risk encounters with subjects implicated in drug and other investigations.  The training is relevant for federal, state and local drug task forces, narcotics squads, officers who encounter drug violators in their patrol duties, and teams investigating and executing arrest warrants for subjects involved in drug trafficking and violent crimes.  The training is offered at host locations which can provide proper facilities and tactical supplies for both the classroom and the intensive hands-on training.  High-impact learning is aided by Simunition-equipped weapons for tracking operational skills and student survival behaviors.  Exercises develop rules of engagement skills relevant for traditional police activities and military law enforcement.

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Techniques for Financial Investigations

This course provides students with the principles and techniques for the financial aspects of drug-related investigations.  This interactive course involves specific case scenarios that will allow the student to conduct financial interviews, identify sources of financial information, utilize indirect methods of proving profitability in illegal enterprises, carry out financial undercover operations, and execute financial search warrants.

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Tracking

This class is designed to introduce and enhance basic tracking skills.  At the end of training students will have a better understanding of rural perimeter and cordon techniques.

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Undercover Operations (2-day)

This course will provide curriculum regarding drug interception investigative techniques in an undercover setting for narcotic investigators in the field.  The course discusses multijurisdictional standards and techniques utilized by investigators in undercover counterdrug operations.  The attendee learns the skills utilized in advanced undercover roles while performing multijurisdictional task force operations.  Included are the complexities of the selection process for undercover agents, the various roles and responsibilities of undercover operation team members, planning an undercover operation, long range undercover operations requiring the officer to function outside of an officer’s immediate jurisdiction, undercover intelligence, basic surveillance techniques, the use and management of informants, the undercover operation process, flash roll management, undercover roles in “reverse” undercover settings, special concerns for women in undercover operations, dangers of undercover operations, psychological concerns for the undercover agent, and undercover operation risk management.

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Undercover Operations (5-day) - Basic Undercover Narcotics Tactics

This course is designed for law enforcement officers and will be beneficial for general criminal detectives, narcotics agents, patrol officers, and any other officers interested in proactive narcotic related policing.  During this training, agents will be provided information which will allow them to conduct narcotic investigations in a safe yet effective manner.

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Weapon Malfunctions - AR Series Rifle

This course provides the participant with the necessary skills to reduce malfunctions on the AR series rifle.

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Tactical Weapon Operator Course

TWOC provides instruction to military and law enforcement on how to employ their issued rifle and pistol in a safe and effective manner.  Students will advance quickly through basic to advanced techniques under the supervision of our world-class instructors.