Drug Enforcement Administration
Detroit Field Division
DEA’s Detroit Field Division (DFD) is committed to providing the very best anti-narcotic training, not only to DEA personnel, but also to State and Local law enforcement officers throughout Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky.
If funding is available, the DFD presents a variety of training courses each year, the most prominent being the DEA Narcotic Investigator’s Course. This two-week program is designed for police officers new to drug law enforcement, as a refresher for officers returning to drug enforcement, or those wishing to enhance their skills to expand investigations. Attendees are given current and relevant information on Drug Identification; Surveillance Techniques; Interview and Interrogation; Raid Planning and Execution; Asset Forfeiture; Undercover Techniques; Informant Management, Conspiracy Law and Investigations; Financial Investigations; Telephone Exploitation; Diversion Investigations; Clandestine Laboratory Safety and Investigation; Pharmacology; and Intelligence.
DFD also presents an assortment of other programs within Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky. We can develop a program to address the particular needs of the narcotics officers in your agency. Previous topics include Financial Investigations, Commercial Vehicle Interdiction, Interview and Interrogation, and Combat First Aid.
Narcotics traffickers are always changing their methods to continue making profits by distributing drugs. To be effective in disrupting these organizations, we must not only stay abreast of current trends, but also continue working together and sharing resources. It is only through this cooperation that we can provide the quality of service that our citizens demand and deserve.
Registration is required for all courses. Please note: you must be a sworn law enforcement officer responsible for conducting drug investigations to attend. If you have any questions or want to discuss your agency’s training needs, please contact Division Training Coordinator (DTC) Dean Schenk at
313-234-4100, or via e-mail at Dean.A.Schenk@usdoj.gov. If your agency has the need to train several officers at once, please contact DTC Schenk to discuss hosting a program in your area.
For a list of upcoming programs with the Detroit Field Division, please see Detroit Field Division Training Course Schedule.