ACAMS

CAMS (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) enables dedicated Counter Threat Finance and Financial Crimes professionals to promote standards for the detection and prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. CAMS training will promote and enhance current knowledge and skill level using career enhancement platform using cutting-edge education, training as well as exposure to a massive community of AML/Counterdrug/Financial Crimes professionals.

Analytical Tradecraft for Law Enforcement

This course sets a foundation in intelligence analysis and integration into law enforcement operations. The course focuses on the fundamentals of analysis, the intelligence cycle, and analysis. These classes provide students with an introduction to the intelligence process, community directives, information and source evaluation, and tools necessary to conduct analysis. Upon course completion, students will be able to recognize pertinent information and apply analytical skill sets in the law enforcement setting. These skills aid law enforcement and law enforcement support in providing effective actionable intelligence to strategic and operational initiatives.

Basic Narcotics Investigation

The course covers drug-in-field training, undercover surveillance, and counter surveillance, as well as how to properly investigate, document, and make arrests for drug violations. This course is designed to enhance the effectiveness of the individual criminal investigators skills in performing the multi-disciplined, multi level tasks necessary to successfully conduct comprehensive major drug investigations.

Basic Patrolling for Drug Related Activity

Patrolling is a two-day course that covers the basics of tactical movement in a classroom and culminates in day and night patrolling to a simulated objective without compromise. Students will demonstrate knowledge of Tactical Leading Procedures, group movement formations/techniques, hand and arm signals, crossing linear danger areas, and reacting to contact.

Basic Tactical Medicine

This course is designed to teach Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders how to treat and manage trauma patients in a civilian tactical environment. Utilizing a mix of classroom presentation and hands-on evaluations, attendees will learn how to provide life-sustaining treatments in threatening conditions.

Cell Phone Use in Drug Investigations

Traditional investigative techniques and tools do not work as well as they used to. Locked devices stop most forensic tools from working. Court orders and subpoenas are no longer valid tools for criminal investigations. Companies are not storing text message content. At the same time the amount of information available on a mobile device has increased. This class will explore the methods of exploring a suspect’s cellular phone, phone company records, and third party data sources to assist investigations involving narcotics trafficking, homicide, sex crimes, gang related crimes, identify theft, and other types of criminal activity.

 

Critical Thinking

This course is designed to enhance the ability of criminal analysts to evaluate information or evidence in a thorough and systematic manner. By utilizing Structured Analytical Techniques students will be able to externalize the analytic reasoning process. This provides students the ability to describe their reasoning process to others, to work in analytic teams and make it easier for analysts to give briefs and write reports.

Cryptocurrency and Basic Seizure

The C&BS course provides an introduction to virtual and cryptocurrencies and how criminals utilize them to layer proceeds from specified unlawful activities. Students will be introduced to the history of cryptocurrencies, learn how to identify suspect wallets, identify transactions visible on the blockchain, and how to implement a seizure plan. Students will get hands on experience in seizing Bitcoin by transferring funds into an agency-controlled wallet. 

Cryptocurrency for Narcotics Investigations

The use of Cryptocurrency as a form of payments and investments has exploded over the past several years. Due to the decentralization that cryptocurrency offers, criminals have tapped into this market to pay for illicit activity as well as engage in money laundering methods. This training course will cover the fundamentals of cryptocurrency to include how to obtain it using cryptocurrency wallets, peer to peer networks, CoinJoin multi-party services, and various other methods. 

Drug Identification

 Drug Identification is a critical tool that every law enforcement officer should know. Unfortunately, almost no police department in the nation provides a course-specific training in their academies for this pertinent investigative tool. This information is not just for the seasoned Detective or senior officer, but also for the new officer who has just begun their career.

Drug Informant Management

This course instructs new and experienced officers in the efficient, safe and legal protocols for developing, managing and deploying confidential informants in narcotics cases. Officers will be taught to identify and avoid potential ‘problem’ informants and integrity issues. Developing and utilizing a variety of informants, such as informants working off a new arrest; a sentence reduction; jail and prison inmates; probationers; parolees; paid informants; other officer’s informants and other categories, will be covered in this class. Briefing, debriefing and interviewing informants will be instructed.

Effective Writing for Narcotics Investigations

Writing Narcotic Search Warrants is designed to educate students on the essential elements needed to write and obtain a search warrant while conducting criminal investigations. It will instruct students on how to compose an affidavit and improve their abilities and skills needed to write a clear, concise and factual basis for search warrants. The course will address requirements established by federal and/or state specific constitutional authorities in order to develop probable cause. 

Enhanced Tactical Medicine

 This course is designed to teach Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders how to treat and manage trauma patients in a civilian tactical environment. Utilizing a mix of classroom presentation and hands-on skills training, attendees will learn how to provide life-sustaining treatments in threatening conditions.

Fentanyl and Other Synthetic Opiates

Course Description: This course is designed for all law enforcement that enforce drug laws to include patrol, investigators, agents, corrections, probation, parole and all others who possess authority to investigate and come in contact with fentanyl or other synthetic opiates. The objective of this course is to enhance the ability and skills of the student, utilizing safety protocols, to correctly identify, detect, and successfully seize fentanyl and other synthetic opiate. Officer safety considerations will be a primary topic.

 

Fentanyl Safety & Awareness

 Fentanyl Safety & Awareness provides an overview of the characteristics and hazards of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids. Students will learn about current tactics, techniques and procedures to mitigate hazards to first responders when fentanyl or other harmful illicit substances are present at a scene.

I2 Analyst Notebook Advanced

This course provides a comprehensive overview of all features included in IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook (ANB) - analytic tools, report, and import/export capabilities. The course teaches analytical capabilities, including geospatial, social network, analysis, and statistical analysis. Students can use data they normally work with to import and manipulate the data into i2® Analyst’s Notebook.

I2 Analyst Notebook Basic

This course provides a comprehensive overview of all features included in IBM® i2® Analyst's Notebook (ANB) - analytic tools, report, and import/export capabilities. The course teaches analytical capabilities, including geospatial, social network, analysis, and statistical analysis. Students can use data they normally work with to import and manipulate the data into i2® Analyst’s Notebook.

Interview & Interrogation Techniques

Many criminal organizations within the United States are specially trained to evade and deceive law enforcement officers when questioned. The ability to gain information from individuals involved in criminal activity is essential to any successful prosecution. This course is for federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to enhance their ability to gain information and determine the accuracy of data collected about criminal activity through the interview and interrogation process.

Introduction to Communication Technology

This course introduces students to the basic understanding of communication technologies. Utilizing lecture the instructor will describe cellphone communication architecture, cellphone geolocation, IP address, online communication and strategies in analyzing communication. The instructor will teach students how to read, analyze, and interpret communication data and inform them of the latest updates on iOS/Android that could affect law enforcement investigation.

Introduction to Human Trafficking for Narcotics Officers

This course covers 16 hours of first-hand experiences and findings within organizations engaged in criminal activities supported by human trafficking. Human trafficking, smuggling, prostitution and modern-day slavery is in the United States and prospering with very little resistance. Every student will understand the immigration process and how it is being fraudulently abused.

Introduction to Threat Finance - Virtual

This course will introduce students to how threat actors utilize and exploit financial system to generate, move, store and use their illicit proceeds. The course develops the student’s understanding of threat finance covering the fundamentals of money laundering, financial system vulnerabilities, and financial intelligence support. Students will explore the history of crypto and virtual currencies, along with how criminals procure and store these assets. 

Microsoft Tools in Narcotics Investigations

This course provides basic instruction on how to use Microsoft Excel for Law Enforcement.  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to understand how to navigate and manipulate the tools and functions of Excel; create and update basic electronic spreadsheets, workbooks, use formulas and functions for completing calculations (e.g. dates, times, account information, phone numbers); format worksheets, produce charts, and use Excel tables; perform searches on entire database.

Mission Planning for Law Enforcement

This course provides military planning tools and practical guidance that will help students become better organized mission planners. The course will introduce general frameworks to help students improve their information, time, and risk management to support the foundational goal of officer safety. This course is designed to be highly experiential and hands-on.

Money Laundering 101

The ML101 course provides a focused introduction on how criminals and criminal organizations launder funds from Specified Unlawful Activities. Students will learn about the money laundering cycle, vulnerabilities for criminals engaged in laundering funds, and common methods used in layering. Students will also be introduced to cryptocurrencies, focusing on the history of virtual currencies, basics of procurement, and how criminals attempt to launder or obscure funds through the blockchain. Students will learn how to identify cryptocurrency wallets and procedures for seizing funds from those criminal wallets.  

Narcotic Related Financial Investigation

This course is aimed at the state local and federal criminal investigator/prosecutor and their support staff who specialize in narcotics investigations and have no formal training in financial investigations. It stresses the elements of the various financial crimes that stem from the laundering and accumulation of profits from the illegal narcotics industry. 

Operational Red Flags for Narcotics Investigations

This class will cover the warning signs officers must consider when planning and executing undercover narcotics operations, the signs that a suspect is planning to rip off law enforcement and the indicators of impending violence. This training will utilize scenario-based review of previous incidents to identify the indicators that should dictate an operation be paused or canceled to keep officers and informants safe.

Passenger Vehicle Drug Interdiction

This course provides students with the skills necessary to conduct successful interdiction. It will equip students with the ability to make a rapid assessment on whether narcotics activity is taking place. This rapid assessment can be enhanced by becoming familiar with current criminal trends and understanding how to use this information to confirm or deny one’s suspicion.

Patrol Officer Response to Street Drugs

This course is designed to enhance the ability and skills of all attendees to identify, detect and successfully articulate, to a judge or jury, your decision to apprehend the drug trafficker, distributor and/or the drug impaired person. Instances where this training can be applied include: calls for service where persons are involved in disturbances, juveniles using drugs on school grounds and domestic violence.

PenLink – PLX Advanced

This course builds on instruction in the PLX 101 course and focuses on communication through the internet. Analysis will be conducted with multiple phone apps, auto loading social media content, IP address analysis and combining this data with other digital media information for analysis.

PenLink – PLX Basic

This course is designed for the average user who has just begun to use PLX. The primary focus of this course is to provide an overview of the functionality of the software and to share best practices on how to use it. This course emphasizes hands-on experience, where students work in groups to resolve real-life case scenarios. In addition, this course assists users who are migrating from PenLink 8 to PLX.

Synthetic Opioid Awareness

This course provides law enforcement with fundamental knowledge and overview of characteristics, hazards and availability of synthetic opioids such as Fentanyl within the illegal drug market, as well as hazards associated with clandestine lab production and milling operations.

Tactical Medicine Hemorrhage Control (HEMCON)

This course is designed to provide Law Enforcement Officers and other first responders with tools and techniques when caring for patients in tactical environments. Tactical Medicine Hemorrhage Control (HEMCON) for Law Enforcement emphasizes basic interventions for hemorrhage control used to treat one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in tactical environments (extremity and junctional exsanguination).

Threat Finance Analysis

This course will introduce students to how threat actors utilize and exploit financial system to generate, move, store and use their illicit proceeds. The course develops the student’s understanding of threat finance covering the fundamentals of money laundering, financial system vulnerabilities, and financial intelligence support. Using lecture, discussion and practical exercise students are introduced to the real life applicability of counter threat finance and the various record keeping databases which support financial investigation.