Multiagency Course

Course Description

The Multiagency Course is an intensive, one-week entry level drug intelligence analysis course. This introductory course provides an overview
of Counterdrug intelligence analysis, introduces students to basic analytical tools and techniques, and allows students to apply newly acquired skills to a comprehensive final practical exercise involving charting, analysis, and presentation. The Multiagency Course is a cooperative effort by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the National Guard Bureau, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and the National Drug Intelligence Center.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe clues that indicate a person may be lying or avoiding the truth.
  2. Describe the basic principles of Communication Analysis (One brick principle, Miller's Law, Baseline principle, Grammar principal).
  3. Describe principal drug laws and procedural rules pertaining to drug trafficking.
  4. List the steps in the basic legal process of a drug prosecution through the federal court system.
  5. Prepare and present a briefing using briefing templates.
  6. Describe the stages of money laundering (placement, layering, integration) while listing signs of "red flags" which might indicate that money laundering has occurred.
  7. Describe and isolate a criminal organization's modus operandi, chronology of crime related activity, and distribution patterns.
  8. Explain the three techniques of Flow Charting (Activity, Event, and Commodity).
  9. Describe the importance of critical and creative thought before tackling any analytic problem.
  10. Use critical and creative thinking tools (brainstorming, seven Ds of analysis, analysis of competing hypothesis, intelligence dissemination formula) to explain the impact of drug use on society, the effects of the major drugs of abuse and basic effects of illicit drugs.
  11. Explain the activities of Interpol's National Central Bureau.
  12. State the purpose of a link analysis chart.
  13. List references and research tools for telecommunications information.
  14. State the principals of telephone tolls analysis and list steps in telephone tolls analysis.


Course Length

5 days (40 hours)

Who May Attend This Course