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Mid-Level Narcotics Investigations

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About the course

All registrations are through the NorthEast Counterdrug Training Center at:

Basic narcotic training courses focus on drug identification, types of informants, operational planning, and search warrant execution. Advanced narcotic training courses focus on drug cartels, money laundering, complex conspiracy investigations, and interstate/international wiretap cases. While these two types of training programs are a necessary part of drug enforcement, there is a considerable gap in the training available to law enforcement officers that target mid-level drug dealers. This training course will teach officers how to identify, target, infiltrate, and prosecute drug organizations that go undetected. Concepts utilized by federal agencies to dismantle interstate narcotic traffickers will be presented to show how the same concepts can be utilized by local and state police officers to dismantle narcotic dealers flooding communities with drugs.

This training curriculum was developed to target mid-level drug dealers using all available resources including both state and federal narcotic and firearm laws. All the material presented in this course is based solely on methods and techniques that have infiltrated numerous mid-level drug groups and know how to attack every aspect of the group to dismantle the entire organization.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Understand the philosophy of mid-level narcotic enforcement
2. Gain an understanding of conspiracy law
3. Identify the various types of mid-level drug organizations
4. Identify the various ways to gather intelligence information and how to calculate federal sentencing guidelines
5. Gain an understanding of the importance of case presentation prior to initiating an undercover operation
6. Manipulate and handle common street weapons during undercover operations
7. Target licensed gun dealers involved in the illegal distribution of firearms
8. Purchase street weapons while working in an undercover capacity
9. Understand safety concerns of long-term undercover operations
10. Understand the psychological effects that may develop during long-term undercover operations

Your Instructor:
Harry Haynes began his law enforcement career with the Houston Police Department in 1994, where he served four years.
In July of 1998, Harry was given the unique opportunity to serve with the Dallas Police Department. He started his career serving as a patrol officer and was quickly promoted to Senior Corporal. After his promotion, Harry was transferred to one of the cities toughest areas where he developed a knack for arresting violent criminals and drug dealers.
In 2006 Harry was selected as a detective to join a street-level narcotic team. For the next two years, Harry and his team would primarily investigate low-level drug dealers and conduct dynamic entry search warrants at “Trap and Stash Houses.” To reinvent himself and to gain more experience investigating long term cases, Harry applied for and was accepted to the Vice Division. His primary duties were investigating and arresting prostitutes, pimps, and criminals responsible for human traffickers.
In 2009, Harry joined the Mid-level Narcotic Unit to conduct a long-term undercover operation. During that case, Harry and his partners were able to infiltrate a violent drug trafficking organization, posing as large-scale drug traffickers. During our "initiation stage", we were targets of the violence perpetrated by the gang member. As a result of the 2-year undercover operation, 28 violent gang members were removed from the community they preyed upon.
Harry now supervises an aggressive street-level undercover unit and has planned and executed 100’s of successful Dynamic Entry Narcotic Search Warrants in some of the most violent locations in the City of Dallas. Based on his successful tactics, Harry has become one of the goes to supervisors when a new drug problem arises in the city.
In March of 1990, Harry joined the United States Military where he served with the 82nd Airborne Division at Ft. Bragg, NC. Harry is a Veteran of the First War in Iraq.
Harry has been an instructor for Professional Law Enforcement Training for the past eight years and has presented courses across the United States with exceptional reviews.

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