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Apply Today for the 2018 Narcotics Officer Certificate Program

The Criminal Justice Institute is now accepting applications for the Narcotics Officer Certificate Program (NOCP). This program was created to offer Arkansas law enforcement agencies the opportunity to provide specialized training to their narcotics officers, providing participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to conduct basic narcotics investigations. NOCP consists of five, three-day courses delivered once a month.

The next session will be delivered at the Wynne Police Department on the following dates:
Week 1: January 30-February 1
Week 2: February 27-March 1
Week 3: March 27-29
Week 4: April 24-26
Week 5: May 15-17

Arkansas Drug Laws
Drug Identification and Classification
Managing Informants and Cooperative Witnesses
Search and Seizure
Investigative Techniques
Undercover Investigations
Pharmaceutical Diversion
Evidence Collection
Report Writing
Criminal Defenses
Courtroom Testimony

Program material is most appropriate for officers with limited narcotics experience; however, even seasoned investigators will enhance their knowledge and skills. Participants are required to attend all five components and pass all examinations to successfully complete the program. 

To participate in the program, an application letter must be submitted to Dr. Cheryl May from the applicant’s Chief of Police, Sheriff, Department Head or Director. The application deadline is January 12, 2018. Please fax application letters to 501-565-3081.

Matt Modrak: 501.570.8060
Rita Davis: 501.570.8042
Annette Tracy: 501-570-8061