NIC - Narcotics Investigation Certification

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NIC - Narcotics Investigators Certification

The purpose of the NIC program is to teach narcotics investigators a proven method of investigative skills to use in multiple areas of drug enforcement and to enhance the participant's ability to effectively investigate the illegal use and distribution of narcotics. It will also ensure the investigator knows how to document all case evidence for proper prosecution such as seizure notices, secondary search warrants on recovered items, prosecution packets, and report writing. Until now, our state, like most other states, did not have an established curriculum to provide narcotics investigators with the overall skills to do their jobs in the best way possible.

The course consists of 5 one-week sessions, provided over 5 months for a total of 200 hours of training. This format was devised so departments would only have their investigators absent from their duty posts for a reasonable period throughout the year while completing the program. The format is also used so that investigators will not be in “Information Overload” but instead will be able to apply the information learned from the class before they return for a new session. To enhance information retention, this program requires that investigators participate in multiple practical exercises during the course and demonstrate they are applying learned techniques in the field during off weeks. Planning is underway to offer additional specialized training to address specific investigative problems as the narcotics world is continually evolving.

This course was created using a continual evolution design, allowing for real-time change and adaptation as new technologies and techniques are developed. This an opportunity for Mississippi to conduct narcotics investigations in a format that can be prosecuted at the local, multi-jurisdictional, state, and federal levels with a seamless transition between these different jurisdictions. This NIC Program will allow Mississippi to take a leadership role in developing a proactive approach to investigating and prosecuting the distribution of dangerous drugs.

NIC Application.docx


     Lt. Clay McCombs

     Office: 601.933.2101




3791 Highway 468 West
Pearl, Mississippi 39208


       MLEOTA App




Pursuant to Section 45-5-1, MS Code of 1972 the mission of the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers’ Training Academy (MLEOTA) is to protect the domestic tranquility and the public safety of the people of Mississippi by sufficiently training law enforcement officers on the state and local levels.  By ensuring a documented, well trained law enforcement community, the citizens of the state of Mississippi will have their safety, morals and general welfare protected.


The objective of MLEOTA is to give Mississippi law enforcement officers the knowledge and skills necessary to professionally perform the duties demanded by today’s society.  Law enforcement officers must be able to lawfully arrest and present evidence to assist in the successful prosecution of criminals.  To accomplish these tasks, officers must have the skills to protect themselves and be able to collect evidence, conduct criminal investigations and write accurate reports.  MLEOTA teaches students the skills necessary to accomplish these objectives.