Cost – Other eligible registrants (Canadian and International)
Accommodations include arrival of student the night before course start date.
Cost is based on the Single room with a shared bathroom priced at $ 95.00/night
Travel grant funding may be available (for non-federal police agencies only)
Drug law enforcement investigations deal with crimes as they occur and, in this way, differ from traditional criminal investigations. In many cases the suspects are already identified and the purpose of the investigation is to build a prosecutable case against the suspect, identify other members involved in the drug trafficking organization and seize as many drug-related assets as possible. This course is designed for law enforcement officers who have limited experience in drug offence investigations.
Format and delivery
Length of course
maximum 24 students
theoretical portions are offered in classroom; drug synthesis take place in a laboratory; other practical exercises take place at various locations (e.g. in vehicles)
Understanding how to handle and recruit confidential informants.
Understanding how to prepare Information to Obtain (ITO) search warrants and their importance.
Ability to recognize the involvement of organized crime in illegal drug activities.
Understanding different drug investigative practices and techniques.
Knowledge of different types of clandestine laboratories.
Knowledge of the different types and classes of drugs and their characteristics.
Understanding how criminal elements package, transit and sell illegal drugs.
Ability to understand the tools to seize assets from criminal activities.
Understanding of various investigational techniques from specialized sections.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
This course is offered to police officers who have limited experience in drug offence investigations, whether they work in a plain clothes unit or assigned to uniform duties.
Other candidates are considered on an individual basis by the Canadian Police College.
Registrants must have successfully completed their police services approved Human Source Management Course. For RCMP members, this refers to the online course on Agora called "Introduction to Human Source Management".
Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments.
Registrants will be required to draft a simple ITO for a drug warrant – class time is provided for this assignment.
Various evaluation methods are used, including testing during case scenarios and a final written exam.
Re-testing or re-evaluation is conducted at the discretion of the course instructor.