February 5, 2024
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office
4000 Main Street
Troy, NY 12180
** DUE TO RIOS’ ACTIVE UNDERCOVER STATUS, THERE IS A STRICT NO PHOTO OR VIDEO POLICY DURING THIS COURSE **
This class is the real deal. Learn about life as a narcotic detective from a real-life drug cop that has done undercover work with inner city gangs all the way up to high level international drug trafficking organizations. Instructor Rios has been a Case Agent and has done undercover work on the local, state, and federal level. When you make your motor vehicle stop narcotic seizures, you’re usually making those seizures before or after the transaction. So what happens in the middle? What does a narcotic transaction look like? What techniques can be used to climb the ladder in narcotic investigations?
This class is being presented by a subject matter expert for cops that want to understand the high-level dope game, cops that want to work in narcotics or any kind covert assignment, supervisors and team leaders that may utilize undercover detectives, and any police officer that wants to understand the life of a Narc and learn the current drug trends. Instructor Rios will help students understand what a high-level drug deal and money drop looks like. This criminal activity is happening in your local jurisdictions every day. Learn how to think like a suspect and when to use an undercover detective or informant that is right for the investigation. Additionally, Rios will help students understand the stressors that are associated with working in undercover assignments.
Rios teaches this course using real life videos of high-level drug deals. Rios also provides insight into the actual tools that narcotic officers and undercover detectives can use and explains the terminology of this craft. Instructor Rios and his class The Narc will give you a peek into the world of narcotics, through the eyes of an undercover.
Instructor Rios served his country for six years in the United States Navy. Rios began his law enforcement career working as a Patrolman in 2010 and attended a Street Cop Training criminal interdiction class shortly after. Instructor Rios went on to become a narcotics detective in 2014 with a Prosecutor’s Office. In 2018, Rios was awarded Detective of the Year for his agency. During his time as a Narcotics Detective, Instructor Rios has been assigned to several Federal Task Forces as a Case Agent and Undercover. He has conducted over 200 undercover operations for various local, state, and federal agencies. In 2020, Rios was named Undercover Officer of the Year by a state narcotics officers association. Instructor Rios has conducted dozens of high-level felony cases and has been the affiant on numerous TIII (Wiretap) investigations. In 2020 Instructor Rios was awarded a commendation for outstanding performance in a federal case involving major seizures of cocaine and heroin as a Case Agent.
Instructor Rios is currently an instructor at two police academies and he is an instructor for a state Undercover Narcotics Investigator Training (UNIT) course. Between being a Case Agent and Undercover, Instructor Rios has seized over 100 kilograms of narcotics. He is currently an active undercover officer for a federal task force regularly conducting multi kilo undercover deals in an effort to thwart those that wish to poison American Citizens for profit!