North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Conference

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


The Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) was created in 1982 as a new law enforcement model of Federal, State and Local cooperation to combat drugs.  In 1998, the OCDETF unit in the US Attorney's Office Eastern District/North Carolina (EDNC) formed a partnership with the NC National Guard at MANTA to provide specialized training for drug agents in the 44-county EDNC.  This conference is now recognized as one of the best law enforcement conferences in the country and has expanded to include state drug prosecutors and agents from across North and South Carolina and neighboring states.  Training in the latest successful drug investigation techniques is provided.   In addition the conference serves to motivate and build a strong drug enforcement team effort.  The training is designed to teach new material to both conference alumni and first time attendees.  Sheriffs, DAs, and Police Chiefs are encouraged to attend with their drug units.  Each year a dynamic agenda with a mix of nationally known experts and practitioners working narcotics trafficking along with multiple breakout sessions will be offered.


This conference will employ lectures, practical exercise, and demonstrations.

Registration & Fee:

There is a $290 registration fee, based on last year’s fee. Registration for the conference is made through the NC Sheriffs' Association.  The website will be available/open by September 1. 
A separate registration form must be completed by each individual attending the conference.  Payment may be accepted by credit card or check.  If paying by check, make your check payable to the North Carolina Sheriffs' Association. 

Mail the check to:
PO Box 28626
Raleigh, NC  27611. 

Conference reservations are not final until the registration form and fee have been received.  Additional information on the Conference may be obtained by emailing Don Connelly at




Course Coordinator:

 Doug Robinson

Length of Course:

 Two and half days (20 hours)

 CICP Credit