We are currently accepting nominations for the next session of the Narcotics Officer Certificate Program (NOCP). NOCP will be offered at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock on the following dates:

Week 1: July 25-27, 2023
Week 2: August 29-31, 2023
Week 3: September 26-28, 2023
Week 4: October 31 – November 2, 2023
Week 5: November 28-30, 2023

NOCP was created to offer Arkansas law enforcement agencies the opportunity to provide specialized training to their narcotics officers, providing participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to conduct basic narcotics investigations.

NOCP consists of five, three-day courses delivered once a month. Participants are required to attend all five components and pass all examinations to successfully complete the program. Core program topics include:

  • Arkansas Drug Laws
  • Drug Identification and Classification
  • Methamphetamine
  • Managing Informants and Cooperative Witnesses
  • Search and Seizure
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Undercover Investigations
  • Pharmaceutical Diversion
  • Evidence Collection
  • Report Writing
  • Surveillance
  • Resources
  • Intelligence
  • Criminal Defenses
  • Courtroom Testimony

To participate in the program, an application letter must be submitted to Dr. Cheryl May from the applicant’s Chief of Police, Sheriff, Department Head or Director.

Donnie Reddick: 501-570-8097