Only certified law enforcement officers in uniform or with proper credentials/ID are eligible to attend this special seminar.
Note: prepayment is not required to register for or attend this seminar.
All attendees receive a certificate of attendance from APTI and continuing law enforcement credit from participating police academies.
The APTI is proud to be hosting this dynamic, fast-paced one-day seminar. This course is designed to add value to investigators in all walks of law enforcement, including patrol officers, narcotics officers, investigators, school resource officers, special agents, and administrators. Attendees will gain new investigative, interviewing, evidence management, and informant management skills, which they can use immediately after attending the training to:
Become better narcotics investigators for their departments
Produce high quality cases that result in successful resolutions
Maintain the highest ethical standards
Become more promotable throughout their careers
7:00am – 8:00am: Registration
8:00am – 9:00am: Introduction/overview/Considerations and Sources of Info for Initiating Drug Investigations
9:00am – 10:00am: Types Informants, Their Motivations, and How to Document Them
10:00am – 11:00am: Areas of Concern in Working with Informants
11:00am – 12:00pm: The Importance of Ethical Behavior in Drug Enforcement
12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch (on your own)
1:00pm – 2:00pm: Undercover Drug Purchases
2:00pm – 3:00pm: Search Warrants and Warrantless Searches/Evidence Handling
3:00pm – 4:00pm: Unique Tactical Considerations
4:00pm – 5:00pm: Case Management/Summary/Issuance of Certificates
Capt. John “JJ” Simpson Jr. (Ret.) has spent 38 years serving in law enforcement. During his career, he spent 26 years at the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, where he held positions in patrol, investigations, firearms instruction, traffic investigation, and SWAT, and was commander of the Aviation Unit, Underwater Recovery Team, Bomb Squad, and Marine Patrol Unit. His career with the Sheriff’s Office included 14 years working in the Vice/Narcotics division, to include seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Task Force Charleston. Simpson’s career with the Sheriff’s Office culminated with his being the commander of the county’s Metro Narcotics Unit. Simpson has supervised numerous drug investigations throughout his career and has testified in drug cases in both state and federal courts.
After retiring from the Sheriff’s Office in 2003, Simpson spent 12 years working as a Public Safety Officer and Training Instructor with the Department of Public Safety at Trident Technical College. He also served as the department’s firearms instructor and armorer.
Capt. Simpson has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Trident Technical College. He is also a graduate of the 188th session of the FBI National Academy.
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