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Advanced Narcotic Investigation   

This course is designed to keep you on the leading edge of narcotic investigations by further developing the specialized and technical skills you need to combat an increasing and ever changing illicit drug trade.

The topics presented in the basic program will be updated and expanded during this class. You will receive a thorough understanding of drug trends, legal vehicle stops and searches, informants, probable cause and search warrants.

This course will provide you with practical and authoritative information which will increase the arrest and prosecution rates of drug distributors and sellers.

Topics Include

  • Marijuana grow house
  • Cocaine
  • K-2, Spice and Molly
  • Pen registers and wire intercepts
  • Ethics
  • Stress
  • Methamphetamine investigations
  • Search warrants - writing and preparation
  • Surveillance


Narcotics investigators, supervisors, military investigative personnel and those involved in narcotic investigations

This class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours

Related Courses


You should have successfully completed a basic narcotics course, or its equivalent, or have worked in the area of drug enforcement a minimum of two years.

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Instructors were professional and ensured course met expectations.” – J.P.
  • “Awesome material. Learned a lot.” – C.H.
  • “Instructors very knowledgeable about topics and could provide real world experience.” – M.G.
  • “Very informative. Would recommend anyone in law enforcement to attend.” – J.H.



Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit our Locations/Lodging page or call us at (904) 620-4786.

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