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Upcoming classes at New England HIDTA and other training opportunities in the area

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January 2018 February 2018 March 2018 May 2018
January 23-June 19, 2018; Tuesday - Tuesday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Homemade Explosives & Post Blast Training for the First Responders

Stow, MA

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One-Day Classes from 1-23-2018 through 6-19-2018

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About the Training:

The primary purpose of the Home Made Explosives (HME) and Post blast training class is to provide participants with the knowledge and recognition of energetic materials utilized in the manufacturing of homemade explosives and explosive devices. The course by design helps to reduce the human-caused threats by instructing the first responders on the identification and of pre-cursor chemicals utilized to manufacture homemade explosives (HME). This course of instruction allows first responders to identify and interrupt the manufacture of HME needed to conduct potential terrorist attacks. First responders attending this HME recognition course are able to identify the threats and hazards that might occur in their geographical area by recognizing suspect behavior and common activities related to the manufacturing of HME by potential bombing suspects. This course enhances the ability to provide a safe, secure environment for law enforcement and related security and protection operations for people and communities located within the affected areas and also for response personnel engaged in life saving and life sustaining operations. This program enhances the first responder knowledge to search for secondary devices and the post blast training allows the regional explosive detection canines the training to locate secondary devices in the post blast area.

This course consists of seven hours of instructor-led classroom training, followed by a 1 hour demonstration, and are all offered at the Stow campus.

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy, One State Rd, Stow, MA

January 24-26, 2018; Wednesday - Friday
8:00AM - 12:00PM

Drug Investigation Class-Putnam CT-2018

Putnam, Ct

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BBS Narcotics Enforcement Training is coming to Putnam CT!
About the Training:
The Drug Investigation Class is designed for all law enforcement officers interested in working narcotic cases.  The techniques taught in this training have been proven effective and are being used by detectives and uniformed officers around the country.  The student will learn investigative tactics they can put to use on their next shift.  The class will cover numerous investigative techniques to include; Undercover Work, Interdiction of Drug Houses, Handling Informants, Testifying in Court on a Drug Case as well as other topics.

Tuition:  $195.00- Group Discounts Available

Each student will receive the text book "Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving"

To Register: Go to BBS Narcotics Enforcement Training & Consulting, LLC website at


  and click on the registration icon on home page


Brian Sallee 

(505) 459-5554


February 12, 2018 - Monday
9:00AM - 4:00PM

Social Media and the Police

Hopkinton, MA

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About the class:

Social Media is a tool under-utilized by police agencies. Police departments can utilize social media to enhance their public image, investigate crimes, assist in undercover investigations, and enhance employee background checks. While there are many benefits of social media for law enforcement, there are some dangers that need to be addressed before fully implementing social media into your agency.

Topics covered include:

  • Creating social media accounts
  • Using social media accounts for investigations and background checks
  • Investigating crimes that involve social media accounts
  • Social media dangers for police
  • Search warrants for social media and digital devices
Hopkinton Police Department
74 main Street
Hopkinton, MA

Fee: $155 per person

To register for the class or for more information, please contact 



or email


March 08, 2018 - Thursday
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Clandestine Laboratories

Methuen, MA

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Overview of Topics

  • Types of Clandestine Laboratories-(Methamphetamine, GHB, DMT, BHO etc.)
  • Chemicals use to cook or manufacture methamphetamine and other drugs
  • Club Drugs
  • Methamphetamine Users
  • What should you do when you discover a "meth lab"- procedures to secure your safety and others.


No Fee for this class!

March 09, 2018 - Friday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Street Level Drug Interdiction Class

Plymouth, MA

Class is now full-Wait List only!

About the Class-

Street level drug dealers are the most destructive dealers to a neighborhood.  Street dealers and drug houses are the most visible drug dealers to the public.  This course will instruct the student on different investigative techniques to target these street level drug dealers and drug houses.  The student will learn how to identify and then establish probable cause to search and arrest these drug dealers, without buying drugs.  The course will cover testifying in court.  The investigative techniques taught can be used by plainclothes officers, uniformed officers or with them working together. 

Tuition:  $95.00

To Register: Go to BBS Narcotics Enforcement Training & Consulting, LLC website at


  and click on the registration icon on home page


Brian Sallee 

(505) 459-5554


March 20-22, 2018; Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Spanish for Uniform Patrol & Drug Interdiciton Officer (Phase 1)

Methuen, MA

(3 Days)
Registration now open!
About the Training-Sponsored by Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Annville, PA.

This course places emphasis on drug terminology, field interrogations, executing arrests, and specialized Spanish vocabulary that indicates impending danger. Considerable attention is given to action scenarios and role-playing. In addition to Spanish language training, a special cross-culture component addresses the elimination of non-verbal communication barriers that will enhance officer safety and effectiveness when dealing with Spanish-speaking persons. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 
Use Spanish to identify and remove drivers and passengers from a vehicle, obtain consent to search the vehicle, safely search vehicle and suspects, locate drugs and paraphernalia, maintain control of suspects through voice commands, control bystanders, interpret body language mes- sages, use Spanish drug terminology, and recognize offensive Spanish words.
Describe how the Spanish surname system works, what Latin American identity documents look like, how to identify Latin gang tags and tattoos, how to offer consular notification, and how to identify similarities and differences within Latino subsets.
Describe basic Latino demographics and the primary differences between Latinos and non-Latinos.

Free Training! NO Fee!

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May 01-03, 2018; Tuesday - Thursday
8:00AM - 5:00PM

Covert/Undercover Operations,Gang Identification & Investigations Training

Tewksbury, MA

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About this class:
The training course will consist of the following topics-

Covert/Undercover Operations

• Undercover Operations Defined

• Undercover Investigative Techniques

• Undercover Identity Development,

• Identity Management, Mitigation Strategies

• Why Cover Stories Fail

• Elicitation Skills

• Legal Aspects of UC Operations, Concerns and Precautions

• The Stress of Undercover Operations and Surviving

• Confidential Informants/Sources – Recruitment and Control

• Understand the importance of Operational Briefings

• Cover/Surveillance Team Roles Inc. Extraction and Rescue

• Armed vs. Unarmed While in Role

• Street Theater

• Electronic Surveillance Techniques

• Being Prepared (Rip-offs, Searches, Buy Busts)

Gang Identification & Investigations

• Street Gang Overview

• OMG Overview

• Gang Intelligence

• Interviewing Gang Members

• Gang Suppression Strategies and Tactics

• Gang Investigations

• Case Study Overviews

• Developing Gang members as Informants and Sources

• Prosecutorial Partnering

• Social Media and Technology Trends for Gang Detectives,

SROs and Violent Crime Task Forces Resources and Tools

Cost: $375 per person 

Contact and Registration Information:

Point of contact: Frank D’Alesio



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May 15-17, 2018; Tuesday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Interview & Interrogation in Narcotic Cases

Methuen, MA

(3 Days)
Registration now open!
About the Training-Sponsored by Northeast Counterdrug Training Center, Annville, PA.

This course is designed specifically for law enforcement officers. The focus of this training is to prepare investigators to conduct court-preferred methods of interviewing and interrogation techniques by incorporating non-verbal and behavioral analysis (body language) as well as grammatical clues to support truth and deception. 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: 
Identify the 10 most common mistakes oftentimes made by investigators.
Describe the differences between an interview and interrogation.
Describe the “fight vs. flight” syndrome and its effects on behavioral analysis.
Perform analysis on verbal and written statements.
Prepare a list of “open” and “closed ended” questions.
Describe the cause and affects of the “false positive” and how to avoid same.
Recognize the “evasive verbal response” and its affective antidote.
Repeat the three mandated questions of the “verbal lie detector.”
Perform the mathematical equation of balancing a written statement.
Describe the importance of allowing suspects to maintain their dignity.
Conduct and describe the 12 steps of an interrogation.

Free Training! NO Fee!

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