The Narcotics Officer Certificate Program (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, and Courtroom Testimony.
• This is a 105 hour course.
• This class earns credits in our Degree Program.
• Class hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• This program is included in our membership program.
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.
Session XX dates are:
Week 1 – April 13-15, 2021
Week 2 – May 11-13, 2021
Week 3 – June 15-17, 2021
Week 4 – July 13-15, 2021
Week 5 – August 10-12, 2021
Session XX will be held at the Fort Smith Police Department Training Center, 8400 Zero St., Fort Smith, AR.