Introduction to Basic Drug Intelligence Analysis
Why should I attend the Multiagency Course?
Course Dates and Locations - Changed
Points of Contact
Frequently Asked Questions
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Hosted by the
National Drug Intelligence Center
The Multiagency Course was created in 1997 through the cooperative
efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement
Administration, National Guard Bureau, U.S. Customs Service, Financial
Crimes Enforcement Network, and National Drug Intelligence Center.
The National Drug Intelligence Center funds and coordinates the
Who Should Attend
Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement personnel (including
active duty military and National Guard) who are able to attend
all training sessions, are willing to participate, and have a strong
desire to learn about basic drug intelligence analysis should attend.
The course is open to U.S. law enforcement personnel only.
Why Should I Attend the Multiagency
September 11th has reaffirmed that communication, cooperation,
and information sharing within and among agencies are of paramount
importance. During the Multiagency Course you will have the opportunity
to network with intelligence analysts and law enforcement officers
from your own area and from across the country. You will discuss
local drug trends with other participants and acquire insight into
what is being seen in other parts of the country. Law enforcement
officers will learn what analysts can do for them. Analysts will
learn what law enforcement officers need. You will receive contact
information for participants from all sites so you can develop cooperative
Additionally, you will have the opportunity to learn from and
interact with subject matter experts from federal agencies. We will
provide contact information for all instructors in case you have
questions after the class.
During the course week, you will be exposed to a broad spectrum
of drug and intelligence topics and skills. This broad exposure
will get you started in drug intelligence analysis and will help
you identify the areas where you need more in-depth training.
The Multiagency Course is delivered via interactive videoteletraining
(IVT) providing two-way audio and video links. This course is broadcast
from our classroom in the Washington, D.C., area to the receiving
sites. Analyst facilitators are available at each site to assist
participants with course materials, questions, practical exercises,
and the IVT technology. IVT is an economical alternative
to traditional offsite training which requires travel and lodging
Training and materials are provided at no cost by the National
Drug Intelligence Center. Participants are responsible for all travel,
lodging and per diem costs.
Monday through Friday.
Classroom schedules vary by time zone.
Homework may be required.
Course Dates and Locations
All dates and locations are subject to change.
Please recheck this page for changes or contact us for current information.
The course is broadcast from our classroom in the Washington,
D.C., area to receive sites throughout the United States.
Projected Dates and Locations
2012 Course dates has yet to be determined.
The following are a few comments from participants who attended
the Multiagency course:
Presents the process of critical listening or reading to identify
sensitive, deceptive, or missing information. Teaches clues that
indicate a person may be lying or avoiding the truth.
Drug Law and Analysis
Provides a brief overview of the principal federal laws and procedural
rules pertaining to drug trafficking. Familiarizes participants
with the investigation and prosecution of federal drug violations.
Drugs and Abuse
Provides an introduction to illicit psychoactive drugs. Includes
a short history of drug abuse, the development of today's drug problem,
the impact of drug use on society, and the effects of the major
drugs of abuse.
Effective Briefing Techniques
Provides basic briefing skills. Presents a six- step process
for preparing and delivering an effective briefing.
Provides an introduction to the concepts, language, and processes
of money laundering. Introduces participants to the information
and assistance available through the Financial Crimes Enforcement
Presents three analytical techniques (Activity, Event, and Commodity)
that describe and isolate a criminal organization's modus operandi,
chronology of crime-related activity, and distribution patterns.
Intelligence and Analysis
Introduces the intelligence cycle, the analyst's role in intelligence,
the process of analysis, and the principles of intelligence. Presents
the technique of analysis of competing hypotheses.
Presents an analytical technique used to show individual or organizational
relationships in a graphic format. It can be used to clarify data
describing multiple relationships and to identify investigative
gaps and leads.
International Sources of Information
Provides an overview of INTERPOL and the services provided through
their notices and databases.
Introduces the rapidly changing field of telecommunications.
Telephone Tolls Analysis
Presents an analytical process used to isolate and identify drug
traffickers through their communications activity.
***Networking--Students have the opportunity to discuss local
drug trends and share information with course participants in other
parts of the country.
Points of Contact
For additional information or to register, call the Registrar
at (814) 532-4028 or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Our fax number is (814) 532-4920.