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Undercover Operations 8011


Updated 5/16/13


This 80 hours class combines a very thorough classroom instruction with very intense “real life” practical undercover scenarios covering 4 days. Each student will complete approximately 30 of the 34 practical scenarios provided. The training:

  • Gives the students exposure to the primary narcotics sold, manufactured and distributed in the Northwest. 
  • The students will also experience “hands on” Undercover Defensive Tactics.

Upon successful completion, applicants will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective recruitment and utilization of informants. 
  • Identify safety considerations and unique problems associated with undercover work. 
  • Determine psychological challenges of undercover work and contact appropriate resources for counseling. 
  • Identify difficult undercover scenarios and demonstrate methods to get out of them. 
  • Understand prosecutorial guidelines, regulations and entrapment issues.
  • Practice undercover operations risk management principles. 
  • Understand and practice key issues in the supervision of undercover personnel. 
  • Demonstrate techniques for infiltration of certain criminal organizations. 
  • Identify and demonstrate briefing and debriefing techniques. 
  • Explain unique issues associated with women in undercover work. 
  • Maximum class size is 30.

 

Please Note: For those students from Western Washington agencies as part of the acceptance of the undercover school the students are required to come back and role play for scenarios for 2 of the next 4 undercover schools (this would be 6 days over a 2 year period). This is considered additional "free" training for the agency. The undercover school is designed to give students "Basic" undercover training while the "scenario role playing" is designed to give them the "advanced" side of the undercover training. If they do not complete this portion of "free training", their agency maybe precluded from sending additional students.

 

 

Prerequisite:

 

Current employment in the criminal justice field.  This course is limited to officers who are active in undercover work.

 

Cost:

$600.  Students will be billed for class with their acceptance notifications.  The class fee will be due on the first day of class by check, cash, or money order made out to WSCJTC.  Do not submit payment prior to attendance.

 

To Register:

Submit a general course application to the Registrar by fax to 206-835-7926. Or email application to