Course Length: 2 days (16 hours)

MCTFT Coordinators: Gail Walker (727-344-8020)

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.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the need for and purpose of undercover operations
  • Understand the basic principles and flow of any undercover investigation
  • Understand successful undercover investigative techniques
  • Understand successful strategies for using informants
  • Understand the dangers of complacency during any undercover operation
  • Understanding and preparing for dangers during any undercover operation
  • Increase awareness of the need for good planning, risk management and training

Overview of topics

  • Basic Principles of Undercover Operations
  • Case Initiation
  • Roles and Responsibilities of the Undercover Operation Team Members
  • Planning
  • Briefing
  • Informants
  • Analyzing the Assignment
  • Three Stages of Undercover Operations
  • Conducting the Undercover Operation
  • High Risk Issues

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