MCTC Course Catalog
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Advanced Physical Surveillance for Counternarcotic Missions

This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.

There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description
This 40 hour training course will immerse law enforcement students who have successfully completed the Basic Physical Surveillance Course, into advanced surveillance tactics deployed with dynamic investigative functions. These advanced surveillance tactics and dynamic investigative functions will be deployed in a synergistic manner during this course to prepare the students to utilize physical surveillance against hostile targets, hypervigilant targets, and well-trained targets. As each student will experience throughout this course, effective physical surveillance tactics without intelligent investigative decision-making can hinder or damage an investigation. The goal of this highly interactive, ultra-challenging and realistic training course is to elevate the effectiveness of experienced narcotics investigators to better manage difficult investigations requiring the use of physical surveillance.

The law enforcement officers attending this course must be fully prepared to engage in high-pressure, high-intensity physical surveillance scenarios while making critical decisions which may change the course of the overall simulated narcotics investigation.

This course will immerse the students in a singular, ever-changing, narcotics-related investigation in which the daily investigative results, and final outcome, will be determined by the surveillance tactics utilized, their level of precision, and the critical, often split-second, decision-making by the surveillance team members.

Beyond the tactics instructed during the basic physical surveillance course, students will be instructed and immersed into managing hostile surveillance, highly-critical UC cover surveillance, conducting surveillance along suspect-utilized surveillance detection routes, countersurveillance methods, rapid critical thinking, planned and/or spur of the moment takedowns, ruses, suspect control techniques, and other methods.

Difficult foot and static surveillance scenarios will be common during the course as well as the unplanned deployment of team-splitting, multi-faceted surveillance, interchanging, traffic-control, rapid and multiple adjusting, switching, and methods to detect/defeat hostile surveillance and countersurveillance.

Course Length
Advanced Physical Surveillance for Counternarcotic Missions is a 5-day (40 hour) course

Students must have completed the 5-day Basic Physical Surveillance for Counternarcotic Missions course prior to attending the advanced course. All applications submitted will be verified that each prospective student has successfully completed the Basic Physical Surveillance course.

There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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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)