The U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance, is sponsoring an Advanced Methamphetamine Investigative Training in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 5, 2012. This one-day workshop is designed for state and local law enforcement officers and addresses strategies and tools critical to investigating meth-related criminal activity and promoting officer safety in these investigations. There is no registration fee for this class; however, travel and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.   To register online, please visit www.iir.com/registration/advmeth.aspx. About the Training Changes in the production and trafficking of methamphetamine continue to cause concern for law enforcement personnel nationwide. In addition, the movement of more potent Mexican meth across the country and the resurgence of small one-pot labs demonstrate the need for law enforcement to ensure that effectively combating meth-related crime remains a priority. The identification and dismantling of labs and the investigation and prosecution of meth-related cases are critical to the safety of our nation’s law enforcement and citizens and the environment. This training focuses on investigative strategies that address these concerns and promote effective and safe outcomes for law enforcement and citizens.   Course Topics Methamphetamine Review is a brief review of the types of meth, current manufacturing methods and trends, and Mexican drug trafficking organizations.   Investigative Techniques includes discussion of the meth-related laws (Titles 18 and 21 USC and the Combat Meth Epidemic Act of 2005). This section will also include a meth investigative plan and will address working with informants and suspects and report writing.   Investigative Toolbox is a review of the different tools that can be used in an investigation, including deconfliction, precursor databases, and tip lines.   Meth Lab Cleanup is an open discussion on the process and protocols training participants use at their agencies/jurisdictions for lab cleanup and disposal.   Cohosting Agencies w Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration w Arkansas Narcotic Officers’ Association w Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking  Area (HIDTA) w Regional Organized Crime Information Center® (ROCIC) w United States Attorneys’ Offices, Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas w Washington County Sheriff’s Office   Training Location Washington County Sheriff’s Office 1155 West Clydesdale Drive Fayetteville, AR 72701   Class Schedule Check-In 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Training 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.   No Tuition or Registration Fee This training is designed for state and local law enforcement personnel. There is no tuition or registration fee to attend. The travel and per diem expenses are the responsibility of the attendee.   Questions For questions regarding registration and course content, call the Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) at (800) 446-0912, extension 235 (8:30 a.m. through 5:00 p.m., ET). Accommodations will be made for individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Contact IIR for further information.