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3.28.2023 – Undercover School: Preparation Prevents Failure

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  • Day 1
     March 28, 2023 - March 30, 2023
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Law Enforcement agencies are using undercover operations as an investigative technique more and more today. These techniques have continued to grow into all areas of criminal investigations while at the same time becoming more and more dangerous. Today’s criminal employs advanced technologies both in the commitment of the crime and in countermeasures to conceal that illegal activity. This course will expose attendees to the various investigative techniques, current trends, activities of specific criminal organizations, and the new products and equipment that are available.


  • To promote safety, professionalism, and training among undercover officers.
  • To foster mutual cooperation, discussion, and interests among its attendees.
  • To provide a vast network of intelligence gathering means for today’s undercover officers.

Program Description

This is a three-day (24-hour) training program designed for law enforcement officers and supervisors who are beginning to work undercover or have worked undercover for some time. The basic portion of the course will be essential for newer undercover officers and definitely provide veterans with a solid reminder of the important principles of working undercover.

The course will move into advanced undercover techniques and audio/video surveillance techniques that are rapidly changing with the introduction of new technology. The “survival” portion of the classroom instruction will definitely impact all undercover officers and assist them in keeping themselves safe while working undercover operations.

Officers who participate in covert operations are not born with the talents needed to perform effectively and safely in undercover situations. These talents are developed from experience, hard work, and training. This program will provide officers with the techniques and survival tactics necessary to develop or complement their present undercover experience. Many times, this can make the difference between success or failure and safety or injury and assist them in staying safe while working undercover operations.

Day 1

  • Covert Operations – Common Sense/Policy Issues (Legal)
  • How to Make the Transition from Patrol to Covert Ops
  • Undercover Background, Role and Identity
  • Undercover Problems and Solutions
  • Ethics in Undercover Operations
  • Practical Problems
    • The Development and Control of Informants/CI’s
    • Unique Approaches to the Offender

Day 2

  • Learning to Act/The Art of Undercover
  • Basic Audio/Video Electronic Surveillance Equipment & Techniques
  • Planning Undercover Operations
  • Basic Vice/Human Trafficking
  • Role Playing/ Practical Problems 

Day 3

  • Undercover Officer Survival Techniques
  • Force on Force Techniques – Reactive vs Pro-active
  • Post Incident Procedures
  • Role Playing/ Practical Problems


Venue Website:

10 Beaver Valley Road, Wilmington, Delaware, 19803, United States

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