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January 18, 2018 - Thursday
Verbal Judo

Las Vegas V, NV

VERBAL JUDO is a tactical communication training course. The late Dr. George Thompson Ph.D. was the President and Founder of the Verbal Judo Institute. He applied his diverse experience, including ten years as an English Professor, as well as five years as a Police Officer, to create an internationally recognized training program in Tactical Communication.

VERBAL JUDO is offered as a 1-day training program giving 8 hours of NV POST credit. The principles and tactics taught enable graduates to use "Presence and Words" to calm difficult people who may be under severe emotional or other influences, redirect the behavior of hostile people, diffuse potentially dangerous situations, perform professionally under all conditions and achieve the desired outcome in the encounter.


  • Increased Officer Safety

  • Enhanced Professionalism

  • Decreased Citizen Complaints

  • Decreased Vicarious Liability

  • Decreased Stress

  • Increased Court Power

  • Decreased Cynicism

  • Increased Morale

    Verbal Judo enables officers to further preserve law and order while maintaining their own and the public's safety by using Appropriate Presence and Words as force options. Verbal Judo teaches a philosophy of how to look creatively at conflict and use specific strategies and tactics to find peaceful resolutions.


January 18th 2018

0800 - 1700

Southern Command

Nevada Highway Patrol

4615 W. Sunset Rd

Room A105

Las Vegas, NV  89416


This is a free class for both sworn officers and civilian staff as well

If you would like to enroll please email Sgt. D. Del Padre at the address


please include you title/rank and your agency

January 23-25, 2018; Tuesday - Thursday
Proactive & Undercover Investigations

Henderson, NV

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FREE Training! This class is a multi-media presentation involving the use of real-life case studies, film, and television as examples to aid in the understanding of the concepts being taught. A thorough introduction or refresher on the tools available to and methods employed by investigators working proactive and long-term cases, the course emphasizes racketeering, narcotics trafficking, money laundering, theft/robbery, criminal street gangs, human trafficking, and other organized criminal enterprises. See flyer for additional course and instructor information.

January 24, 2018 - Wednesday
Introduction to Virtual Currencies-Bitcoin 101

Las Vegas, NV

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COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The training will serve as an introduction to the terminology and concepts that support popular crypto and virtual currencies. This baseline training will provide each participant with a clearer picture as to how these technologies are used to enhance criminal enterprises and provide a solid foundation for future cyber and digital money laundering training.  The course covers both regulatory and judicial considerations with virtual currency related investigations and includes brief case study examples.  The training also offers hands-on experience with the creation of a digital wallet and outlines several tools from advanced analytical platforms to FinCEN resources used to help trace and counter the pseudo-anonymous features of these cryptographic digital assets.   OPEN ONLY TO LEO and civilian employees.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR:  Special Agent Albert Giangregorio, Homeland Security Investigations, Illicit Finance and Proceeds of Crime Unit Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Liaison
DATE: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
TIME: Registration 0730-0800, Class 0800-1200
LOCATION: Lloyd George US Federal Courthouse
333 S. Las Vegas Blvd
Grand Jury Room
Las Vegas, NV 89101
PARKING: Fremont Street Experience Parking Garage
100 S. LV Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101

January 26, 2018 - Friday
Narco Money Laundering

Henderson, NV

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FREE Training! This class teaches the predominant methods of drug money laundering, breaking the schemes down into understandable components and teaches investigators the tools available for identification, interdiction, and enforcement actions against money laundering organizations from the local street-level dealer, to the drug lords in Mexico and Colombia. See flyer for additional course and instructor information.

January 29-February 01, 2018; Monday - Thursday

Carson City, Nevada

"The Midwest Counterdrug Training Center’s mission is to provide the highest quality training at the lowest possible cost to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse."

Register for this course at: www.counterdrugtraining.com

Toll Free: (800) 803-6532 ? Phone: (515) 252-4756

Fax: (515) 727-3613 ? Email: info@counterdrugtraining.com





Registration is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

The K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement course is designed for the advanced training of Drug Detector Dog and Handler Teams, which will improve the teams' search ability and help them become both more effective and efficient. Practical exercises will include a variety of buildings and vehicles.

Supervisors (without dogs) are welcome to attend. This will help supervisors without prior handling experience to better understand the ability of the narcotic dog team and what is and is not possible. If you are a student attending without a K-9, please use this registration page.

Topics Included

 Selection and training of drug detecting dogs

Search strategies and patterns

Theory of odor dispersion

Setting up training aid containers

Vehicular contraband concealment

Training records

Canine drives and communication

Case law

Course Length

K-9 Drug Detection Enhancement is a 4 Day (32 Hour) course.


K-9 team MUST have a prior drug detection certification. This certification may be from any certifying entity. Proof of certification must be provided prior to the start of the class and may be emailed or faxed to our office.

January 31, 2018 - Wednesday
Money Laundering & Financial Investigations Introduction

Money Laundering and Financial Investigations Introduction: Detection, investigative tools, financial information sources

DATE: January 31, 2018

TIME: 0900-1300 PST

COST: $40.00 for Live-Stream or In-Person. For both, the Video-On-Demand will be in your library afterwards to watch again after 1-3 days.

Register at  INSTRUQ.co and if in person at LA HIDTA Training, register at
www.lahidtatraining.org, but will have to pay at INSTRUQ.co

Class Description

In this course students will be introduced to the world of money laundering and related financial investigations. Money laundering has become a major crime in all jurisdictions and the importance of knowing how to detect it is becoming more vital in solving crime of all types. This class is an overview of money laundering including how to detect money laundering schemes, what investigative tools are available to investigators, where to find financial sources of information and how to begin and conduct a money laundering or financial investigation. State and Federal laws and procedures that apply to money laundering investigations will also be identified and discussed.

This course is designed to give the analyst, patrol officer and investigator a base level knowledge on money laundering. It will prepare you for more advanced levels of instruction pertaining to case building and prosecution that are coming soon.

Topics Covered:

  • Define "money laundering" and other pertinent terms
  • Identify common signs of money laundering
  • Identify common money laundering schemes
  • Identify applicable Federal & State laws
  • Identify sources of information


Platt is currently the Fraud Investigations Manager for City National Bank in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the bank in April, 2015, Platt was a Senior Financial Investigator and Advisor to the US-Department of Justice. In 2008, he retired as a Supervisory Special Agent for the IRS, Criminal Investigation Division after 27-years conducting and supervising complex domestic and international financial investigations. A federal court designated expert in AML/BSA investigative techniques and a former lead instructor for the IRS-CI National Academy, Platt was the Suspicious Activity Review Committee Coordinator for the San Diego IRS-CI Field Office. Platt is also a Certified Financial Investigator (CFI)

Platt has several published AML/BSA articles and is the co-author of "Financial Investigations – A Forensic Accounting Approach to Detecting and Resolving Crimes". Platt served as an adjunct professor for a southern California university and is a former Texas police officer and detective. A U.S. Navy Veteran, Platt graduated from Abilene Christian University (BBA) and Thomas Jefferson School of Law (JD).

January 31-August 15, 2018; Wednesday - Wednesday
Elder Abuse Training

6 Separate Sessions In Las Vegas, Reno, Ely & Elko, Nevada

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FREE Training. NV POST Certified P#0140018
The Office of Attorney General is conducting several training events for law enforcement as part of its Enhanced Training and Services to End Abuse in Later Life grant, from the Office on Violence Against Women, Department of Justice.  The purpose of these trainings is to aid law enforcement officers in responding to and investigating incidents of suspected abuse, neglect, exploitation and isolation of older persons.  As a result of this training, attendees will be able to identify the section of NRS  pertaining to abuse, neglect, exploitation and isolation of older persons,  identify the different forms of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional, neglect, financial exploitation), identify techniques for interviewing victims/witnesses/suspects, and recognize the appropriate resources when police response alone is inadequate. 
This training event will be conducted six (6) times to allow officers some flexibility in choosing a date and location.   NOTE:  This is a full day training (8:00 am - 5:00 pm).
To register please go to : https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/elderabuse-LE
Please see flyer for additional details and registration information.

February 08-09, 2018; Thursday - Friday
Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

Las Vegas, NV

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February 08-09, 2018; Thursday - Friday
Mexican Drug Cartel Investigations

Las Vegas, NV

Course Description:

Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations are impacting communities in nearly every city in the United States.  In 2011, Mexican Drug Cartels operated in 39 states across the country.  This problem can no longer be viewed as a “border issue.”  The majority of the drugs distributed and consumed in the U.S. originate in Mexico.  In an effort to aggressively target drug trafficking organization, law enforcement officials need to understand how the Mexican Drug War impacts local cities in the U.S. on a daily basis.  The drug cartel leaders have strategically formed relationships with American street gangs to flood the communities with illicit drugs.  This relationship has caused great concern for law enforcement agencies in the U.S.  It is imperative that law enforcement officials gain a true understanding of the “Mexican Cartel& American Street Gang Connection.”  This course does not focus on statistical data or other information easily obtained through online searches regarding Mexican drug cartels. The information presented is based on the instructor’s unique experience in conducting long-term undercover operations, wiretap intercepts, and debriefings of suspects directly linked to various Mexican drug cartels


Prerequisites: None

Course Length: 2days 16 hours

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Recognize U.S. based cartel structure and regional controls.
  2. Apply investigative procedures to solve “hits” in American cities.
  3. Recognize Mexican drug cartel/American Hispanic street gang connections.
  4. Recognize patterns used by street gangs under the direction of Mexican drug cartel.
  5. Recognize the “Drug Trafficking Pyramid” from street level to supply source.
  6. Recognize cartel bribery methods and counter-surveillance techniques.
  7. Perform financial investigations to dismantle an operation.
  8. Identify smuggling routes, phony fronts, and concealment methods.
  9. Recognize different levels of informants and the benefits of wire tap.
  10. Identify safety concerns of undercover operations and various infiltration techniques.
  11. Present investigations to Grand Jury for prosecution.
  12. Identify violent encounters between cartels and U.S. law enforcement

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military (Intel only).

February 12-13, 2018; Monday - Tuesday
Surveillance & Covert Operations

Las Vegas, NV

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Nevada Law enforcement ONLY! PLEASE NOTE: Due to the limited number of seats; filling out a registration form is considered an application only. Your attendance is based on HIDTA approval. Approval will arrive in a separate email.

2-Day Surveillance & Covert Operations

Course length: 16 Hours

This course was designed for Officers/Detectives assigned to Narcotics, Gangs,

Vice/Human Trafficking, or other Specialized Units. This intense two (2) day course will

provide the students with the basic skills of stationary, foot, and mobile surveillance

techniques. Surveillance is an “Art” that requires training, discipline, and patience. Most

investigations involve conducting surveillance of individual(s) without being detected,

which is why understanding and employing proven techniques is so important. This is

an excellent course for both newer and experienced LE personnel.

Day one will consist of classroom lecture involving proven surveillance and counter surveillance

techniques, mobile surveillance, field operational planning, goals and

objectives of surveillance operations, decision-making, equipment preparation, proper

documentation, and how to operate in a team surveillance concept. Additionally, the

proper and legal use of GPS tracking device along with search warrant examples for

tracking devices will be covered.

Day two will consist of mobile surveillance training scenarios, where the students will

conduct surveillance on role players. Decision making out in the field and team

coordination will also be covered. See flyer for additional information.

February 28, 2018 - Wednesday
You Can't Stop What You Don't Know

, Nellis Air Force Base, NV

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Tuition FREE community members welcome to attend. Not restricted to law enforcement. Do you really recognize items of alcohol and/or drug abuse?  Do you really know what you're looking at in your child's room? on a crime scene?  This is critical information for every parent, law enforcement officer, educator, prevention provider , coalition member, probation officer, treatment provider, and counselor. This workshop will cover alcohol and drug clothing, alcoholic energy drinks, alcopops, alcohol and drug concealment methods and containers, drug paraphernalia, drug related music and groups, logos, stickers, new technology, youth party tendencies, party games, non-traditional alcoholic beverages, social networking sites, synthetic drugs, OTC drugs, inhalants, concentrates, E-cigarettes, and popular party drugs. This unique session provides over 120 visual aids for attendees to hold and become familiar with.  See attached flyers for additional class details, and information on this award winning instructor.

March 12, 2018 - Monday
Legitimacy through Constitutional Policing

Las Vegas, NV

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NV POST CERTIFIED! This is an 8 hour class covering the foundational topics for legitimacy in police organizations.

Topics include

  • Defining Legitimacy in Policing
  • Constitutional Policing
  • Effective Communication
  • Non Biased Based Policing
  • Community Policing
  • Developing Change

See attached flyer for additional course and instructor information 

March 15, 2018 - Thursday
Prison Radicalization

Henderson, NV

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The radicalization of prisoners is a growing problem, more than any other time in history. This powerful course will examine the evolution and history of Radical Islam and the connection to prison radicalization. The course will also elaborate on the process by which prisoners adopt extreme views and beliefs that promotes the violent measures that these prisoners use for political or religious purposes. See attached flyer for registration information.

March 16, 2018 - Friday
The Evolution of Radical Islam

Henderson, NV

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On January 7, 2016, a gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to Islamic State Militants shot and seriously wounded a Philadelphia police officer in an ambush. This event, and others, are leaving law enforcement professionals asking themselves if this is the new normal. Come learn about the history and evolution of radical Islam and the threat they pose to local law enforcement. See attached flyer for registration information


Nevada High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (NVHIDTA)
550 S. Main Street, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101
Training questions: Call our office 702-759-8070  or info@nvhidta.org