Massachusetts National Guard hosts joint narcotics training with Massachusetts State Police and local authorities

Massachusetts National Guard hosts joint narcotics training with Massachusetts State Police and local authorities

JOINT BASE CAPE COD, Mass. – The Massachusetts National Guard will host the inaugural Top Gun Undercover Narcotics Officer Training Course, an intensive immersive training course for state and municipal undercover narcotics officers and assistant district attorneys, September 17-22, 2018, here.

The Top Gun program is sponsored by the Massachusetts National Guard; Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association. Faculty members are drawn from sponsoring agencies and organizations. Training support is provided by the Massachusetts National Guard’s Counterdrug Program.

Top Gun program will provide the 80 participants with the latest information on drug-case investigative techniques and the law. The course will focus on the various stages of a drug probe, from the time the initial information is received through the resulting search warrants and, ultimately, taking the case to court.  Students develop an interdisciplinary perspective on the legal and practical aspects of complex narcotics investigations.

“Joint Base Cape Cod is an outstanding facility for dynamic training like this,” said Major General Gary W. Keefe, Massachusetts’ Adjutant General. “We’re glad to work in close partnership with civilian authorities, to help combat the threat posed to our communities by the current opioid epidemic.”

Media Day is scheduled on September 20th at 10 a.m. If interested in viewing training, contact Lt. Col. Lisa Ahaesy at 339-202-3950 or lisa.m.ahaesy.mil@mail.mil or text 508-958-3187 to register. 

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