Buyin’ Dope – Tactics for Undercover Ops

Course Topics:

  • Operational skills of the undercover buy
  • Safety considerations and operational security with informants
  • Operational planning, individual assignments, and responsibilities for supervisors
  • Small unit leadership
  • Operational debriefs of high profile undercover operations
Sgt. Jeff Smith

Sgt. Jeff Smith

Now retired instructor Sgt. Jeff Smith began his career in law enforcement in 1991 and spent almost 29 years on the job. Smith’s police career focused heavily on drug enforcement and safety unit considerations. He spent a total of 18.5 years in the Criminal Investigation Division and worked as a Detective, Detective 1st Class, Corporal and Sergeant in the Narcotics Unit, where he was a supervisor for a total of 10 years. The unit was also cross designated as members of the county drug task force, and his unit has worked cases with DEA, FBI, HSI, US Customs, the Maryland State Police, the Delaware State Police, the Virginia State Police and many other agencies all over the region. During his time in drug enforcement, Smith participated in thousands of operations both as a detective and supervisor and helped design and implement numerous long-term undercover operations that resulted in many arrests. Additionally, Smith’s unit was often responsible for, and regularly trained for, their own tactical operations in open air buy bust operations, rolling buy bust operations, long term round-up operations, vehicle involved arrests and takedowns, officer and informant rescue and other tactical operations. In addition to drug enforcement, Smith has extensive experience in defensive tactics, officer survival and use of force instruction, spent over a decade as a tactical officer with the department’s SWAT team, and spent 12 years as a Crisis / Hostage Negotiator. He received 18 departmental commendations and awards in his career and 6 Officer of the Year nominations.

Course Topics:

  • Operational skills of the undercover buy
  • Safety considerations and operational security with informants
  • Operational planning, individual assignments, and responsibilities for supervisors
  • Small unit leadership
  • Operational debriefs of high profile undercover operations

 

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