We are currently accepting nominations for the next session of the Narcotics Officer Certificate Program (NOCP). NOCP will be offered at the Garland County Sheriff’s Office in Hot Springs on the following dates:

Week 1: July 23-25,2024
Week 2: August 27-29, 2024
Week 3: September 24-26, 2024
Week 4: October 22-24, 2024
Week 5: November 19-21, 2024
Graduation – November 21, 2024

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.  Deadline for nominations is June 7, 2024.

Donnie Reddick: 501-570-8097

Heather Bridges: 501-570-8060