Buyin’ Dope

Course Fee: $399

Blackbird’s course Buyin’ Dope is designed for law enforcement officers and supervisors that work in undercover capacities buying illegal drugs, guns, stolen property and other contraband. Blackbird instructors are veterans of thousands of undercover operations and this class will focus solely on the actual task of the undercover buy. We will focus on the operational details of the undercover buy that could be the difference between life and death for the undercover. We will conduct real world operational debriefs of undercover cases. As with all Blackbird courses, the emphasis of the classroom will prepare the attendees for the real-world style practical scenarios incorporated in this class. Buyin’ Dope will consist of approximately 8 hours of classroom training and 16 hours of practical exercises.

Topics Include:

  • The undercover detective
  • Operational planning
  • Vetting of suspects
  • Manpower requirements for undercover buys
  • “The Process”
  • Prepping undercover cars
  • Use of audio and video surveillance and recordings
  • Physical surveillance during undercover ops
  • Practical scenarios
  • Specialty Unit training hours and suggestions
  • Documentation of Specialty Unit training

Audience: Drug Enforcement and other specialty unit officers, supervisors and team leaders that regularly participate in undercover operations. This class is restricted to Sworn Law Enforcement officers and active duty members of the United States Military that participate in these types of operations.