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Basics of Undercover

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Basics of Undercover is a three-day (18 hours) training program designed for PSP members and law enforcement officers who intend to or routinely participate in covert undercover operations.  When working undercover, police officers face unique situations and problems.  This training will provide students with basic techniques in Undercover and Surveillance assignments.  This training provides students with basic skills in developing the Undercover mindset, skills in Surveillance tactics, and teaches students how to interact and develop Confidential Informants.  The training provides instruction on drug identification and the effects of drugs on the human body.  Students will expand their knowledge on drug paraphernalia which will assist them during search warrants.  Students will gain knowledge on animal abuse and dog fighting which is common occurrence when dealing with drug dealers and drug users.  Students will also gain insight on Asset Forfeiture, what to seize, when to seize it and what to do with seized bulk currency. 

INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS:  3 Days / 18 Hours 

INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:  During this course, participants will receive training specific in the following areas of law enforcement. 

  • Covert Operations.
  • Street Level Narcotics Purchases.
  • Undercover Officer Survival Techniques.
  • Undercover Background, Role and Identity.
  • Audio/Visual Electronic Surveillance Equipment and Techniques.
  • Vice Operations.
  • Planning Undercover Operations.
  • Surveillance Techniques.
  • Developing Confidential Informants.
  • Drug Identification.
  • The effects of drug usage.
  • Identification of Drug Paraphernalia.  
  • Identification of Animal Abuse.
  • Identification of Dog fighting.
  • Asset forfeiture.

AUDIENCE:  MP; PSP Enlisted; LEO; and LCE; law enforcement personnel who intend to or routinely participate in covert undercover operations and for those law enforcement personnel who are new to Undercover Operations.


MPOETC CLEE Hours: 18  -  CLEE ID # CLE01085

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.


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