Basic Narcotics and Vice Investigations February 21st-23rd, Auburn, alabama.

This is a special three day (24 hour) training program designed for Patrol Officers, Narcotics Investigators and Gang Investigators who deal with and investigate members and associates of Street Gangs and Narcotics dealers and subjects associated with Street level prostitution.

The training curriculum will cover Buy/Bust and reverse sting narcotics investigations. Officers will be taught how to initiate these investigations thru the use of documented confidential informants and how to utilize intelligence provided by Patrol Officers to further narcotics investigations.

Officers will receive training on how to initiate these investigations which usually begin with traffic stops, consensual encounters, inventory searches and items discovered as a result of serving narcotics search warrants. Narcotics traffickers and Gang members are avoiding transferring bulk cash currency currency by utilizing pre-loadable debit cards as well as illegally purchased gift cards to transport cash throughout the country as well as internationally. The basics of identifying fraud based crimes being implemented by gang members will be taught during this training course.

The training will also cover basic street level vice investigations and case management. The training will cover how to work undercover street level vice investigations and how to follow through for successful prosecution of subjects involved in prostitution investigations. The training will cover the ethics of working vice investigations and officer safety techniques.

Conference Program

· The rise of Gangs and Fraud based crimes.

· Establishing narcotics investigations thru buy/bust and reverse sting operations.

· Techniques used to identify fraud based crimes involving gang members,

· Intelligence Gathering Techniques and cultivating/handling Confidential Sources.

· Street level prostitution stings.

· Undercover techniques and ethic issues for law enforcement in narcotics and vice investigations.

· Operational techniques that can be utilized to investigate narcotics, vice and gang related crimes.

Course Instructors

Mike DeMarcus: Retired Detective with the  North Miami Beach Police Department.  Mike has over 21 years of law enforcement experience.  He was in the Vice, Intelligence and Narcotics unit for over 14 years and worked on a DEA task force as well as a state task force specializing in money laundering and narcotics investigations.  Mike has extensive experience in major narcotics reverses, indoor marijuana grow houses and long term crack cocaine investigations. He has participated in numerous long term investigations targeting and prosecuting both money laundering and narcotics trafficking subjects as well as Gang Members. His unit conducted the largest Cocaine reverse sting in the history of Florida and has taken part of investigations that resulted in the seizure of millions of dollars in assets. He has instructed thousands of officers from all over the world including speaking at the Florida Narcotics Officers Association, New Jersey Narcotics Officers Association, the ROCIC Gangs and Narcotics Conference, North Carolina Gang Investigators Association, Virginia State  Police Narcotics conference as well as the Norwegian Narcotics Officers Association in Oslo, Norway.

Jon Doherty: Sergeant with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Jon has 18 years of law enforcement experience with over 14 years assigned to the Vice and Narcotics unit as an Investigator. Jon is currently the supervisor over the Vice unit. He has worked numerous investigations in the capacity as a case agent as well as an undercover investigator. Jon has a wealth of knowledge in working vice related investigations and setting up undercover sting operations. He will detail the aspects of working in an undercover capacity and how to successfully follow though on the prosecution of subjects involved in prostitution investigations.

The tuition for this training is $375.00 per student. Please submit payment by check or money order. Please register online at Class space is limited and students will be accepted on a first come basis. Group rates are available for this training. The training will be held at the Auburn Police Department in Auburn, Alabama. Local hotel information and rates will be posted soon. Seating for this course is limited, so register early to secure your training slot.

Registrations can additionally be emailed to or mailed to:

Law Enforcement Training Associates P.O Box 2745 Peachtree City, GA 30269

Registration fees for the program includes instruction, training materials and certificate of completion. Class attire is casual and the training will be held from 0800 to 1700 hours each day. If you have any questions please contact Mike DeMarcus at 305-986-5476 or at