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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) El Paso Division (EPD) is committed to the best anti-drug training, not only for DEA personnel, but also for State and Local law enforcement counterparts in New Mexico and West Texas.

Every year the El Paso Division presents a variety of training courses, the most prominent being the DEA Basic Narcotics Investigator's Course. This two-week program is designed for police officers new to drug law enforcement. The attendees will be given current and relevant information in a variety of topics, including: Drug Identification; Surveillance Techniques; Interview and Interrogation; Raid Planning and Execution; Asset Forfeiture; Undercover Techniques; Informant Management; and Drug Law.  The El Paso Division also offers other drug-related training programs throughout New Mexico and West Texas, and can develop custom programs to address the particular needs of the counter-drug investigators in your organization.  Class offerings at our facilities in Quantico, Virginia include Telecommunications and Internet Exploitation, Financial Investigations and Tactical Enforcement Training.  Clandestine Laboratory Training at our facilities in Quantico, Virginia focuses on combating the growing methamphetamine problem.  The DEA Drug Unit Commanders Academy (DUCA) is a highly specialized and prestigious school designed for senior level supervisors from State and Local agencies to improve knowledge and cooperation. The El Paso Division also offers training opportunities through our affiliation with the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program.

To obtain the latest training calendar with registration instructions, contact the El Paso Division Training Coordinator at 915-832-6000.

Drug trafficking organizations are always changing their methods of operation to continue making profits. If we are to be effective in disrupting these organizations we need to not only stay abreast of current trends, but we also need to 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. The El Paso Division Training Unit stands ready to assist in your training needs to further our collective counter-drug mission.

Karen I. Flowers Special Agent in Charge El Paso Division



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