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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Advanced Narcotics Investigation Course (HIDTA)

Formerly Advanced Narcotics Training Seminar
Course Category: 
40 hours (5 days).
John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
January 1995 - Present.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion, students will be able to: explain the role of the undercover officer/agent in narcotics enforcement; describe common features of retail narcotics operations; identify resources, techniques, and tactics available to the undercover narcotics officer/agent; and apply narcotics interdiction techniques in simulations.


Major topics include: the role of undercover officers/agents in narcotics enforcement; electronic surveillance equipment; various functions involved in the operation of a retail narcotics distribution location; money laundering; risk management; role of the U.S. Customs Service in narcotics interdiction; vehicle and apartment ‘traps'; courtroom testimony; wiretaps; asset forfeiture; narcotics entry techniques; ‘buy and bust' operations; firearms tactics; tactical handcuffing.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice (11/94) (10/99 revalidation) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation) (6/16 revalidation). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course is extended to individuals who completed study between December 1991 and January 1995 upon the successful completion of a current examination. The official transcript from the New York City Police Department will indicate whether an individual qualified under this special arrangement.