Specialized Courses



Specialized Courses A-Z


Advanced Computer and Network Intrusion Course (ACNIC)

Advanced Crime Scene Investigations

Airport Interdiction Seminar

Anti-corruption Focused Financial Investigations Course

Anti-corruption Focused Judges and Prosecutors Course

Anti-corruption Focused Leadership Course

Anti-corruption Focused Public Corruption Course

Anti-corruption Focused Trafficking in Persons

Basic Crime Scene Investigations Course

Basic Investigation of Computers and Electronic Crimes Program (BICEP)

Computer Network and Intrusion Course

Crisis Negotiation Response

Domestic Violence Course

Drug Unit Commanders Course

Environmental Enforcement and Prosecution Course

Financial Investigation Techniques

Illegal Logging and Forest Crime Course

Intellectual Property Rights Course

International Border Interdiction Training

Investigation on Child Pornography Course

Investigative Interviewing Course

Judges and Prosecutors Course

Leadership for Woman Police Officers

Multicultural Policing Course

Personnel and Facility Security Course

Post Blast Investigations Course

Protection Detail Briefing Course

Public Corruption Course

Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling and Detection

Small Arms Trafficking Course

Trafficking in Persons Course

Undercover Operations Seminar





Advanced Computer and Network Intrusion Course (ACNIC)

The Advanced Network Intrusion Course (ACNIC) is an advanced five-day course designed to teach law enforcement personnel how to collect and analyze a variety of network related evidence. Students participate in a variety of practical exercises to further their understanding of how various Internet attacks work and the types of evidence each attack leaves behind.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Perform network packet captures and packet analysis
• Identify common sources of network related evidence
• Describe techniques for acquiring network related evidence
• Use log file information from a firewall and intrusion detection system as evidence
• Use log file information from servers as evidence
• Understand the possible evidence left by different types of hacking exploits
• Use a variety of tools to query log files for specific information
• Use a variety of tools and techniques to identify attack patterns

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Secret Service (USSS).



Advanced Crime Scene Investigations

This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of crime scene management. During the course, participants acquire the necessary skills to effectively manage a complicated crime scene and learn the essential steps necessary to manage the collection and security of evidence; with an ultimate goal of preparing evidence to support a criminal prosecution. The objectives of the course include allowing participants to explain the steps for crime scene preparation, identify the purpose and operational structure of a crime scene unit, describe the basic six team positions of a crime scene unit, identify the 12 stages involved in evaluation of a crime scene, list basic equipment required to process a crime scene and describe methods of controlling crime scene contamination.

At the end of the course, participants are able to:
• Conduct methods of search, crime scene photography/video, and crime scene sketches
• Conduct vehicle searches
• Conduct searches for DNA basics, blood evidence, hair and fiber
• Apply techniques for alternate light sources, impression evidence, latent fingerprints, superglue methodology, human remains recovery and post blast investigations
• Present the results of the analysis in an oral briefing.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Airport Interdiction Seminar

Course Description:
Criminal organizations are vulnerable to law enforcement at a nations transportation hubs, as with all commerce, it is the only way to move contraband and bulk currency. This course of instruction is designed to train law enforcement personnel in the art of drug interdiction at transportation hubs, especially airports. The course provides a three part method in conducting interdiction related investigations, including identification of traits shared by drug couriers/criminals, the approach and interview stage, and ultimately the search and arrest of individuals transiting a nations airports. Additionally, emphasis is placed on taking the initial seizure/arrest and developing it into an investigation on the drug trafficking organization throughout the international arena. The course involves classroom instruction as well as practical application of the principles provided both in the classroom and at the airport.

Course Objectives:
The objectives of this course are to provide individuals working in a transportation environment with the skills and expertise to identify criminal behavior, interview potential suspects and safely arrest criminals and seize contraband. Additionally, knowledge on how to take an arrest/seizure to the next level to identify members of the criminal organization, with the goal of dismantling the transportation network and ultimately the entire criminal organization.

Course Topics:
Course topics include establishing/enhancing an interdiction unit that will/is operate at a nations transportation hubs; identify characteristics/behaviors routinely found in persons involved in criminal activity; Interview and interrogation techniques that have proven effective in a transportation environment; develop an initial seizure/arrest into a large scale investigation; develop and utilize sources of information/informants; conduct controlled deliveries of seized contraband to its final destination; officer safety and survival in a transportation environment, as well as additional topics as determined for each/every course.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).



Anti-corruption Focused Financial Investigations Course

This course has been offered in response to requests from numerous stake-holders to increase anti-corruption training for the region. These courses focus on how to investigate government officials who are engaging in corrupt activities. The focus is not on the actual underlying criminal activity, but on those government officials who are allowing the underlying activity to go unpunished. For example, the Anti-Corruption Focused Financial Investigations course is not designed to train officers on how to better investigate financial crimes themselves, but rather how to investigate those officials involved in allowing the criminal activity to take place. The ideal candidates for these courses are those officers who are tasked with investigating government corruption at all levels - including prosecutors and judges.

The training emphasizes money laundering investigations, with a focus on cases of public corruption. Participants are asked to prepare and deliver a limited discussion of their countries money laundering statutes and enforcement procedures.

At the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of:
• Money laundering statutes that can be applied to combat financial crimes in their country.
• The burden of proof and the role of circumstantial evidence in proving elements of money laundering.
• The important role that currency transaction reports and bank records play in financial investigations.
• How forming law enforcement forces that include financial investigators will increase the likelihood of a successful prosecution of a public corruption case.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS).



Anti-corruption Focused Judges and Prosecutors Course

This course provides training for Judges and Prosecutors to develop transparency in public institutions, promotes the rule of law and provides the tools to combat public corruption at all levels.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT).



Anti-corruption Focused Leadership Course

This course is part of our effort to increase the anti-corruption training focus here in Budapest. The course description can be very similar to the regular "public corruption" course but with an additional emphasis on how to combat corruption at the highest levels of government and seeking participants that are executives in their respective countries anti-corruption units.

In this course, investigators are exposed to how the FBI conducts investigations into all manners of Public Corruption investigations in the United States. The investigations pertain to corruption cases involving Federal Officials, Judges, members of the Legislative Branch (U.S. Congress) and individual State and local investigations, including law enforcement. This course is designed to provide the specific techniques used to investigate such matters. The law enforcement ethics portion covers topics surrounding the standard of conduct that law enforcement managers must develop and maintain to ensure that appropriate behavior is employed by their officers. This topic includes discussions and exercises that involve the participating Officials discussing and developing ethical standards of conduct for law enforcement agencies.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Anti-corruption Focused Public Corruption Course

This new course is being offered in response to requests from numerous stake-holders to increase anti-corruption training for the region. These courses focus on how to investigate government officials who are engaging in corrupt activities. The focus is not on the actual underlying criminal activity, but on those government officials who are allowing the underlying activity to go unpunished. The ideal candidates for these courses are those officers who are tasked with investigating government corruption at all levels – including prosecutors and judges.

In this course, investigators are exposed to how the FBI conducts investigations into all manners of Public Corruption investigations in the United States. The investigations pertain to corruption cases involving Federal Officials, Judges, members of the Legislative Branch (U.S. Congress) and individual State and local investigations, including law enforcement. This course is designed to provide the specific techniques used to investigate such matters. The law enforcement ethics portion covers topics surrounding the standard of conduct that law enforcement managers must develop and maintain to ensure that appropriate behavior is employed by their officers. This topic includes discussions and exercises that involve the participating Officials discussing and developing ethical standards of conduct for law enforcement agencies.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Anti-corruption Focused Trafficking in Persons

This course is part of our effort to increase the anti-corruption training focus here in Budapest. The course description can be very similar to the regular "Trafficking in Persons” course but with an additional emphasis on how to combat corruption at the highest levels of government and seeking participants that are executives in their respective countries anti-corruption units.

This specialized course aims to build the capacity of law enforcement officials to monitor and combat trafficking in persons. The course includes training on the latest policy guidelines and legislative developments concerning trafficking in persons, victim identification techniques, as well as best practices for how to work with a victim and get a conviction of the trafficker.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations (HSI/ICE).



Basic Crime Scene Investigations Course

Course Description:
A comprehensive set of lectures and practical exercises designed to teach the elements of Crime Scene Management from a law enforcement perspective.

Course Topics:
• FBI Evidence Response Team Overview
• Basic Crime Scene Overview
• Crime Scene Photography
• Crime Scene Sketching
• Search Techniques / Packaging
• Trace Evidence Collection Techniques
• Latent Fingerprint Development and Lifting
• Cyanoacrylate Fuming
• Body Fluid and Blood Evidence
• Impression and Toolmarks Evidence
• Vehicle Searching

Course Objectives:
Students will learn various techniques used for the collection and preservation of crime scene evidence for eventual court testimony/prosecution.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Basic Investigation of Computers and Electronic Crimes Program (BICEP)

Course Description:
The Basic Investigation of Computers and Electronic Crimes Program (BICEP) is an entry-level five-day course designed to prepare law enforcement personnel to act as a first responder for a variety of electronic and cyber-crime investigations. Participants learn fundamentals of computer hardware, networks, hacking techniques, information security, Internet resources, and electronic evidence handling.

At the conclusion of this course, participants are able to:
• Identify major components of a personal computer
• Understand which computer components contain electronic evidence
• Understand the role of operating systems and file systems in electronic crime investigations and forensics
• Understand basic computer network standards, protocols, and activities within the framework of the OSI model
• Use various tools to research Internet Protocol addresses and domain names
• Describe major categories of hacking and malicious code use
• Perform an email trace based on email headers
• Explain the importance of information security in network defense and cyber-crime investigations
• Identify various Internet resources to assist in online investigations
• Understand the significance of proper electronic evidence handling

Course Topics:
• Introduction to computer hardware
• Computer disassembly and reassembly
• Operating systems and file systems
• Introduction to networks and the Internet
• Introduction to hacking techniques and malware
• Introduction to information security
• Email tracing
• Electronic evidence handling
• Case studies

Recommended Audience:
BICEP is an introductory level course, suitable for investigators who have limited knowledge of and experience with computers, networks, and cyber-crime investigations. Participants do not need any prior skills beyond basic experience with a Microsoft Windows computer and using the Internet to visit Web sites and exchange emails. This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who will process electronic evidence or investigate cyber-crimes. BICEP is a good foundation for the Computer and Network Intrusion Course (CNIC) and the Network Forensics Course (NFC).

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Secret Service (USSS).



Computer Network and Intrusion Course

This is an intermediate level course. Participants should have a basic understanding of the Microsoft Windows operating system and comfort with the Windows command line interface is helpful. Knowledge of basic networking concepts is helpful. This course is designed for law enforcement personnel who will collect and analyze various types of evidence from a live computer. Upon completion, attendees should implement and share the ILEA training with officers and investigators in their home units. Course candidates should be those whom their respective agencies believe have the ability to move into the upper ranks of the agency within the next five years.

This course covers the following topics:
• Overview of the Windows command line interface
• Review of networks and the Internet
• Acquisition and analysis of RAM and network packet captures
• Acquisition and analysis of Windows Registry files and Windows Event Logs

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Secret Service (USSS).



Crisis Negotiation Response

This course is intended to provide law enforcement officers with the skills needed to communicate with subjects in hostage, barricaded and/or suicide events. Participants receive classroom instruction on communication theories and techniques based on psychological and sociological principles known to help diffuse emotional and instrumental crises. In addition to classroom instruction, students participate in individual and group role-play exercises designed to challenge their respective knowledge and execution of the materials presented.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Domestic Violence Course

Training covers the investigation and prosecution of crimes such as domestic violence, sexual assaults, molestations, exploitations, sexual abuse, luring of minors for sexual exploitation, other sex-related crimes, physical and sexual child abuse, neglect, adult sexual battery and the ability to track registered sex offenders by categorizing and placing them into notification levels; and conducting community sex-offender notifications. Training also covers child forensic interviews, related technology, social networking, and the mandated protocols to maintain the integrity and effectiveness of sex crimes and domestic violence investigations.

The course is taught by local and US instructors.



Drug Unit Commanders Course

The Drug Unit Commanders Course is designed to enhance the capabilities of police officials to supervise drug enforcement units. The emphasis is on risk management, operational planning, and officer safety from the perspective of a unit commander.

Course topics include:
• Risk management of informants, arrests and drug raids
• Management of undercover operations
• Media Relations
• Operational planning of narcotics investigations
• Contemporary topics in narcotics investigations and enforcement

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).



Environmental Enforcement and Prosecution Course

This course provides training for prosecutors to provide them with an understanding of the intricacies involved in prosecuting an environmental criminal case and the methodologies and resources available which can lead to a successful resolution of the case. The course is delivered in 4.5 days and is highly interactive with the students, including several practical exercises where students are asked to apply the lessons they have learned.

The course goes through the stages of case development, trial and sentencing. Course modules include: the goals of environmental enforcement, where cases come from, the relevant environmental laws in the region, evidence gathering, search warrants, interviewing, charging decisions, working with experts in an environmental prosecution, cross examination of environmental experts, common defenses and pitfalls, sentencing environmental criminals, international cooperation, obstacles in environmental enforcement, and establishing environmental networks and task forces.

This course is intended for prosecutors and judges who are responsible for enforcing or litigating environmental criminal cases, who would benefit directly from this specialized training, and who would be able to implement the training received at ILEA in their home units and share their knowledge with others, upon their return to duty.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).



Financial Investigation Techniques

The training emphasizes money laundering investigations. Participants are asked to prepare and deliver a limited discussion of their countrys money laundering statutes and enforcement procedures.

At the end of the course, participants will have an understanding of:
• Money laundering statutes that can be applied to combat financial crimes in their country.
• The burden of proof and the role of circumstantial evidence in proving elements of money laundering.
• The important role that currency transaction reports and bank records play in financial investigations.
• How forming law enforcement forces that include financial investigators will increase the likelihood of a successful prosecution of a criminal enterprise.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Treasury Internal Revenue Service (IRS).



Illegal Logging and Forest Crime Course

Course Description:
This course is designed for criminal investigators of illegal logging and forest crime. It focuses on assessing specific regional enforcement needs to combat illegal logging and other forest crimes and on the importance of compiling and documenting accurate information involving illegal logging and other forest crimes. The course demonstrates and discusses the importance of information sharing and communication between participant countries, law enforcement agencies, and prosecutorial entities and seeks to build and strengthen regional capacity to understand and enforce laws concerning illegal logging and forest crimes. This training is tailored accordingly to address the specific training needs of the countries represented. The course also includes a series of practical exercises to promote interaction and team-building among the students.

Course Topics:
• Investigation of international illegal logging crimes
• Establishing the investigation team
• Sources of information and developing contacts
• Collecting evidence
• Understanding the laws of other countries
• Environmental crime scene management
• Obtaining evidence in another country
• Photography and videotaping
• Sampling and evidence handling procedures
• Computer seizure and forensics
• Role of the inspector
• Role of the prosecutor
• Role of Customs
• Dealing with defense attorneys
• Dealing with the press
• How timber is tracked in neighboring countries
• Wood identification for document verification

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).



Intellectual Property Rights Course

Course Description:
This course covers a variety of the trends, investigative techniques, best practices, and case examples covering all aspects of intellectual property rights investigations. The intellectual property course presentations and best practices focus largely on health and safety investigations based upon the traditional platform of hard goods smuggling as well as through the Internet. The presentations center on combining and sharing intelligence along with other agency assets and resources to effectively develop and investigate intellectual property violations. This training will assist in the formation and promote multi-lateral partnerships with the attendees from the various participating countries.

Course Objectives:
• Increase knowledge and investigative capacity to law enforcement and customs authorities as it relates to intellectual property right investigations.
• Educate participants on recent and anticipated trends in intellectual property right crimes and enforcement.
• Encourage cooperation between police, customs, and regulators among foreign attendees and their U.S. counterparts.

Course Topics:
Classroom and practical training covering various aspects of intellectual property rights investigations. Including but not limited to: border enforcement, commercial fraud, cyber investigations, money laundering fundamentals, investigative techniques, and undercover operations.

The course is taught by the instructors of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).



International Border Interdiction Training

This specialized course is designed to enhance the land border enforcement knowledge of mid-level customs or law enforcement officials. The course is comprised of classroom and practical exercise training. Topics will focus on practical exercises and field work to land border enforcement. Topics covered will include: incident command structure, admission processes, passenger and commercial vehicle concealment methods, contraband discovery, pedestrian enforcement, officer safety, border patrol operations and the role of investigations in overall enforcement.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Protection (CBP).



Investigation on Child Pornography Course

Course Description:
This course provides the student with an overview of the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Unit and the methods used to investigate, rescue, and prosecute crimes against children committed over the internet. Investigating networks utilized by subjects seeking to exploit children such as Ares, BitTorrent, Gigatribe, eMule, and others is a complicated process and tools created by the FBI make this task much easier, not only for the investigator but for the prosecutor as well. This course provides training in one specific network tool, which varies by year.

Course Objectives:
To provide the student with a knowledge-base of the investigative techniques used in the United States to locate, apprehend, and prosecute online offenders committing offenses against children. This training also provides certifications for specific undercover network tools that allow the students to immediately begin locating offenders in their jurisdiction.

Course Topics:
• Introduction to ICACCOPS
• Overview of the Roundup suite of investigative tools
• Overview of the FBI’s Endangered Child Alert Program
• Overview of the FBI’s Rescue Me Program
• Overview of the FBI’s International Task Force Program
• Specific case examples related to the Network tool taught
• Specific instruction/certification on a specific network tool (yearly changes)
• Discussions regarding computer forensic complications
• Training on osTriage, the on-scene computer forensic software tool

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Investigative Interviewing Course

This course provides an overview of the interview, interrogation and evidence gathering process. Topics include pre-interview preparation, active listening skills, structure of the interview, cognitive interviewing, detection of deception, and elements of the interrogation. The rapport based course offers several practical exercises to enhance the students learning experience.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Judges and Prosecutors Course

This course provides training for Judges and Prosecutors to develop professional and transparent law enforcement institutions that protect human rights, combat corruption and reduce the threat of transnational crime and terrorism.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Overseas Prosecutorial Development Assistance and Training (OPDAT).



Leadership for Woman Police Officers

This course is a leadership course to present universal practices and leadership challenges from a female law enforcement leaders perspective, which combines general leadership training with issues particular to women as well as allow the participants to recognize their own strengths and competencies, to identify resources of support, encourages them to take responsibility and to capitalize on co-workers competencies. Uses open and candid discussion forums and exercises to identify issues and challenges common to female leaders. The class then identifies sound leadership approaches to address those issues and challenges.

Course Objectives:
• Understand universal leadership models and practices
• Identify, discuss and understand gender issues in the law enforcement workplace and environment
• Identify, discuss and understand womens issues as they relate to law enforcement leadership

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC).



Multicultural Policing Course

Course Description:
This course provides training about how to address community policing issues and acquaints the participants with the techniques the FBI uses in similar crime problems in the US.

Course Topics:
Hate Crimes, Promoting Human Rights through Effective Policing in Ethnic Neighborhoods, Mob Violence (Hooliganism), Ethnically Based Crime, and Promoting Diversity in the Police Department.

Course Objectives:
To identify your community’s policing issues; How to address community policing issues; Learn tools the FBI uses to address these issues; Define and identify hate crimes and ethnically based crime; How to promote diversity in the police department.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Personnel and Facility Security Course

The course provides the participants with an understanding of best practices used to prevent, deter, and respond to attacks against personnel and facilities.

Through classroom work and practical exercises, the participants learn about:

• Weapons of Mass Destruction
• Improvised Explosive Devices
• Principles of Physical Security
• Protective Security Operations
• Current Capabilities of Terrorist Organizations in the Region
• Protective Detail Organization
• Physical Security Studies to Identify Vulnerabilities
• Techniques and Methods to Initiate Criminal Investigations on Attacks to Personnel and Facilities

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Service (DS).



Post Blast Investigations Course

This course provides the participants with hands-on training by requiring them to reconstruct components of an explosive device recovered through various investigative techniques. In addition, the course requires the students to participate in a guided practical exercise during which instructors guide the students through one of three bombing scenarios. The final practical exercise involves the processing of a crime scene caused by the detonation of a bomb inside a vehicle. The practical exercises are designed to analyze the specific duties of each team member, utilizing ATFs method of investigation. Upon completion of the two-week course, participants will have a valid foundation for conducting post-blast scene investigations.

Course objectives - participants will:
• Become conversant with the terminology and understand the concepts relating to explosive theory.
• Learn team concepts and the advantages of conducting post-blast investigations using these techniques.
• Learn investigative techniques and methodologies used in the investigation of a post-blast scene.
• Be able to effectively reconstruct a post-blast crime scene.
• Discuss post-blast identification, to include military ordinances, and discuss the elements of required proof.
• Be able to define the role of the pathologist and chemist in a post-blast investigation, and learn the necessary interviewing techniques unique to post-blast investigation.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).



Protection Detail Briefing Course

The objective of this course is to provide an introduction and understanding to the protective model followed by the United States Secret Service during multiple stages of our protective mission.Through combined classroom and practical exercise provide examples of Protection Advance methodology, shift formation and motorcade considerations.

Course Topics:
• Advance Concepts
• Shift Formation
• Emergency Medical
• Elements of an Ambush
• Motorcades
• Site Development
• Technical Security

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Secret Service (USSS).



Public Corruption Course

Course Description:
To provide students with a basic understanding of how to identify systemic corruption. Students will also learn methods utilized to investigate and diminish the threat or spread of corruption.

Course Topics:
• Identifying Different Types of Corruption
• Internal Controls for an Organization
• Ethical
• Investigative Techniques Utilized in Corruption Investigations
• Informant Development and Proactive Utilization of Informants
• Prosecutive Issues regarding Public Corruption Cases

Course Objectives:
• Develop a set of internal controls for police departments.
• Assess the credibility of witnesses.
• Differentiate between public, governmental, and private internet databases.
• Interpret a Suspicious Activity Report.
• Assess the pros and cons of international cooperation in corruption matters.
• Discuss the three different methods to pursue investigations in other countries.
• Explain how to request the FBI’s assistance in their investigations.
• Discuss the benefits of a task force approach to an investigation.
• Appraise a situation involving sensitive investigative circumstances.
• Apply complex techniques in sensitive investigative circumstances.
• Formulate investigative strategies using complex investigative techniques.
• Defend three concepts, procedures, or actions that promote ethical policing.
• List different web sites to obtain information from the internet.
• Compare and contrast the media’s role in public corruption investigations.
• Assess the credibility of subject’s statements.
• Identify potential informants.
• Establish rapport with potential informants.
• Formulate approaches to develop informants.
• Assess informant motivations.
• Briefly describe the American Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
• Describe methods to retain rapport with informants.
• Formulate surveillance plans for sensitive investigations.
• Explain how social media can assist in investigations.
• Accurately articulate facts for a successful prosecution.
• Rank evidence in terms of importance for prosecution.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).



Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling and Detection

The Radiological/Nuclear Smuggling and Detection Awareness Course is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the threat of radiological and nuclear smuggling and terrorism, and provide an opportunity for police officers to participate in hands-on activities to learn how to effectively detect radiological and nuclear materials. Students learn about various types of radiological and nuclear materials, the dangers posed by these materials and weapons, how they may be smuggled, and how these materials and weapons can be detected by police officers – using both traditional law enforcement techniques and technical radiation detection equipment.

The course consists of classroom and practical applications. The morning sessions focus on classroom activities to introduce important topics, while the afternoon sessions provide opportunities to re-enforce the classroom sessions through table top and hands-on activities, including the use of radiation detection equipment to search for, and detect, radioactive materials.

The following topics will be covered:
• An introduction to Radiological and Nuclear Threats
• Law Enforcement’s Role in Radiological and Nuclear Detection
• Radiation Safety and Awareness
• Radiological Materials and Weapons
• Legitimate Shipments of Radioactive Materials
• Radiological and Nuclear Smuggling
• An introduction to National Nuclear Detection Architectures
• Radiation Detection Technologies
• An introduction to Radiation Detection Concepts of Operation
• Advanced Detection Operations
• International and Regional Cooperation
• Nuclear Forensics

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DHS/DNDO).



Small Arms Trafficking Course

This course addresses security in terms of firearms trafficking, beginning with the proper identification of firearms and ammunition, the tracing of firearms from manufacturer to initial purchaser, interview concepts as they relate to firearms trafficking investigations and operational security issues during all phases of these investigations.

Practical exercises are designed to enable and enhance the skills and abilities of the participants to investigate firearms trafficking at the international level. Additional information is provided regarding the latest trends relevant to law enforcement officers relating to firearms issues, to include 3-D firearms, international trafficking of firearms through the use of the internet, home-made firearms and partially assembled firearms kits.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).



Trafficking in Persons Course

The TIP is a highly technical, case-based training program that focuses principally upon the identification, collection and presentation of probative evidence.

The program comprises an intensive, two-week inter-active training event that is designed to develop the knowledge, attitude and technical skills of criminal justice practitioners to enable them to more effectively combat trafficking in persons crimes. It provides a comprehensive series of learning experiences incorporating all of the current good practice reactive and pro-active investigative techniques required to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute traffickers.

The topics addressed during the course include: International law, current situation, world views on trafficking in persons, trends and consequences, victim identification, interviewing techniques, evidence collection, and many others.

The course is taught by the instructors of the International Organization for Migration (IOM).



Undercover Operations Seminar

At the conclusion of this seminar participants have a better understanding how to plan and execute drug enforcement investigations using undercover operatives. Topics include operation planning; surveillance techniques; the safe utilization and management of informants; the protection of undercover operatives using surveillance; and techniques used to infiltrate criminal organizations and gather evidence as an undercover operative. The Undercover and Surveillance Operations Seminar consists of a week of classroom based instruction and a large scale practical exercise which simulates a complex drug investigation covering several locations within the city of Budapest.

The course is taught by the instructors of the U.S. Department of Justice Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).