Basic Drug Investigator “BDI” / UC Course

***Rescheduled Due to COVID-19***

November 16th – 20th, 2020

Training Tuition: $500.00 Ohio Students / $600.00 for out-of-state

Training Location: Double Tree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave., Columbus, Ohio    (614) 885-3334

The training tuition covers all student materials and certificate. Lodging is provided at a discounted rate Sunday evening through Friday morning, and the students will be responsible for making their lodging accommodations and meals.

This dynamic blend of classroom instruction and reality-based scenario training is designed for officers and supervisors who have been newly assigned to an investigative unit. A cadre of veteran narcotics investigators from across Ohio will provide intensive instruction on the fundamentals of these challenging investigations.


Students will be confirmed for training based on agency affiliation: First – Task force officers, Second–NARCO members and Last—all others. Students will also be confirmed on the basis of available role-players and evaluators. There is a minimum requirement of one role player or evaluator per registered student, in addition to the instructors. It is imperative that task forces provide instructors, role players, and evaluators. Officers who have extensive experience and/or have completed a previous BDI program are requested. If you should have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact NARCO President Dick Meadows at dickmeadows@ohionarco.org.

NOTE: There is a backlog of verbal requests for this training. Please submit applications for student registration and role player/evaluator positions as soon as possible. A tentative registration deadline is March 27th, 2020.

Disclaimer: The Ohio NARCO is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching Narcotic Officers how to conduct undercover narcotic buys in a safe legal manner. Due to the sensitive and serious nature of this training, Ohio NARCO reserves the right to refuse applicants to their programs, for officer safety amongst other reasons.

Past students have said:

“The best training I have ever had”

“I learned more this week, than in the last six months in my unit”

“Without this class I would have never been able to make my first undercover buy…..Thanks”