North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Pharmaceutical Crime – Advanced Investigative Techniques

 
Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Detectives who are assigned to a pharmaceutical crime unit or investigation.

Course Goal:

The need to understand the crimes associated with pharmaceutical drug diversion, criminal methods, investigative techniques, evidence collection and the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset to prepare the case for successful prosecution.

Course Objectives:

• Describe pharmaceutical drug diversion criminal methods and strategies for a successful prosecution.
• Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating “Doctor Shopping”.
• Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating prescription fraud.
• Describe the motivations and traits of pharmaceutical drug diversion criminal activity.  
• Understand the guidelines of privileged information or protected health information relating to pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations.
• Describe investigative techniques for utilizing “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)”.
• Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating “Pill Mill” criminal enterprises.
• Understand the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset of pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations. 
• Understand the dangers and safe guards of encountering counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
• Discuss techniques, tactics and proactive strategies to effectively investigate pharmaceutical drug diversion crimes.
• Understand the importance of documentation, report writing and case management for pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations. 
• Describe how networking and collaboration with law enforcement, regulatory and other entities improves pharmaceutical drug diversion investigative outcomes.

Methodologies:

Lecture, demonstrations, practical exercises

Special Concerns:

Only sworn law enforcement will be allowed to enroll.  This course is designed for patrol officers/new detectives.  

Registration:

Register for ALL NCJA classes (online, traditional, web-based) on our North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.

 

 

 

 

Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson
 

Length of Course:

8 hours - One day
 

CICP Credit

Directions to Salemburg & Edneyville