Cultivating and Managing Confidential Drug Informants


Event Phone: 984-664-7649

  •  08 November, 2016 - 10 November, 2016
     08:00 - 17:00

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Cultivating and Managing Confidential Informants: 8-10 November, 2016
Samarcand Training Academy | Jackson Springs, NC


Length: 3 days (24 hours)
Designed For: This course is intended specifically for law enforcement narcotics officers utilizing confidential informants.
Housing and Meals: Housing and meals will be provided at no cost to the first 24 registrants.


Prerequisites: Students must be sworn law enforcement officers or currently serving in a law enforcement capacity as a member of the United States Armed Forces. Priority of registration is given to state and local civilian law enforcement officers.


Description: This course is designed to prepare law enforcement officers to develop, properly use, and manage reliable confidential drug informants.


Course Topics:

  • Acquiring drug informants
  • Determining an informant’s potential and how to work them to their greatest potential
  • Developing and reviewing departmental drug informant policies and files
  • Developing strategies to safely conduct undercover operations involving drug informants
  • Minimizing the possibility of revealing an informant’s identity


MANTA training is provided free of charge to Law Enforcement Officers through a Governor’s Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.

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Venue Phone: 910-673-0651

Venue Website:

3600 Samarcand Road, Jackson Springs, North Carolina, 27281, United States


Occupying 430 acres in Moore County, Samarcand Training Academy provides correctional, in-service, law enforcement and advanced law enforcement training.

A 2013 North Carolina General Assembly allocation of $10.4 million has been used to convert the former Samarkand Manor into a corrections and law enforcement training center for the Department of Public Safety. Samarcand has six classrooms, dormitory space capable of housing overnight students, and a cafeteria.

The primary purpose of the academy is to conduct basic training for correctional officers, probation/parole officers and juvenile justice employees, as well as other in-service training.  The law enforcement agencies within DPS will be able to use Samarcand to conduct in-service and advanced training programs, while other local, state and federal agencies may also conduct training at the facility from time to time.