MCTC Featured Courses

Criminal Street Gangs - Advanced
3-5 January - Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Highway Drug Investigations for Patrol
3-5 January - Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Physical Surveillance for Counternarcotic Missions
8-12 January - Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants
16-18 January - Camp Dodge, Johnston, IA
(Limited, no cost lodging available)

Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment
16-17 January - Distance Learning

Micro Labs: Fentanyl, One Pot, BHO, and Synthetic Hazards & Handling
24-25 January - Distance Learning

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Spotlight Course

Video Surveillance for Drug and Border Investigations

This course teaches student how to successfully plan covert video surveillance and the situational awareness necessary for safe operations. Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art covert video surveillance systems and will be offered the opportunity to use them in realistic hands-on scenarios.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to camcorders, covert cameras, and digital video formats
  • Safely shooting surveillance video
  • Daylight exterior Practical exercises
  • Low-light with night vision practical exercises
    Recording quality audio from covert body cameras

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Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)