Additional Training Opportunities

Authorized Central Storage Training
Bell Buckle, TN
July 30-August 1, 2019

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF) will be holding two sessions of a 3-day Authorized Central Storage Container Training/Certification class at the Fire Academy in Bell Buckle, TN June 4-6, 2019 and July 30-August 1, 2019. There is no charge for this course.

Class will be from 8:00 a.m. CST - 5:00 p.m. CST. This training will provide certification in adulterating, neutralizing, transporting/hauling and the packaging of clan lab material and will include regulatory procedural requirements. YOU MUST BE CLAN LAB CERTIFIED IN ORDER TO ATTEND THIS COURSE. Attendees will also receive their annual clan lab recertification for the year. NOTE: If you have already attended this training and it has been at least 3 years since you have, you may attend this training as a refresher course as some procedures may have changed since then. POST Credit will be available for this course. The class will be filled on a first come first serve basis and we are accepting 40 students per class.

Most costs associated with this training, including lodging, meals, investigative equipment and supplies will be paid for in advance by the TDDTF. Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the facility and meals will be served on premises. Students within commuting distance (50 miles) are not eligible to stay overnight; however, they may stay at the facility at their own expense. Attendees will have to incur at their own expense, transportation costs to and from the training site.

Click here for more information and to register.


Hotel, Motel, and Parcel Interdiction
June 10-12, 2019
Millington, TN

Narcotic and currency couriers traveling by mass transit and other means often stay at hotels and motels near major transportation terminals. These couriers will also travel via the US Interstate Highway, US Route and State Route Systems. Local hotels and motel along these highways are natural stop-over, as well as distribution/collection locations for the drug trafficking organizations. They are also hubs for a variety of illegal organized criminal activities due to the transient populations and the increased level of privacy and lack of security that is associated with the hotel/motel industry. The more successful criminals have a tendency to gravitate to the better quality hotels and motels when conducting their illegal activities. These individuals tend to display certain characteristics as guests that are identifiable to the trained professional. This training will focus on hotel/motel and parcel interdiction. In addition, this class will consist of classroom and field training activities at area hotels and motels.


Login to our GCHIDTA network at Click on the training tab and find the event on the calendar. Click on the event and follow the below listed details:
• Enter "Class" (case sensitive) for Username and Password
• Once logged in, select Gulf Coast
• Then select "Hotel, Motel and Parcel Interdiction” class.
• Fill in the Online Application
• Select Complete Registration
• Save the application number for further use if necessary
• You will receive an email indicating your online registration has been received

Please enroll on-line. If you have any questions or issues with the on-line  process, contact Brian Chambers at 901-378-7706 or


2019 Annual Basic Clan Lab Recertification

Please plan to attend the class in the geographical location which is most convenient for you. These are the only recerts which will be conducted in 2019 by the TDDTF.

2019 Recertification Highlights
• Meth Trends and Statistics
• ACS Container Program
• Legislative Updates
• TDDTF Status Report
• DI3 Intelligence Database
• Intelligence Sharing
• Annual Meth Recertification

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Williamson County
304 Beasley Drive
Franklin, TN

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Putnam County
Cookeville Regional Department of Health
1100 England Drive, Cookeville, TN

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm CST
Madison County
West Tennessee Regional Training Center
317 Denmark-Jackson Road, Jackson, TN

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Hamilton County
Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Annex
6233 Dayton Boulevard, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST
Hawkins County
Hawkins County Rescue Squad Building
955 E. McKinney Avenue, Rogersville, TN

TO REGISTER, RSVP at least two weeks before recertification date to Caity Lemacks at or (423)752-1479.

Please provide your name, agency, e-mail address and phone number for registration.

For additional information, contact TDDTF Office at (423)752-1479.


2019 Tennessee FBINAA Conference
June 16-19 2019
Gatlinburg, TN

The 2019 conference will be held at the Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg, TN.

The cost is $315.00 before March 15 and $340 after March 15.

Click here to reserve your room.
Click here to register.


Heroin/Opioid Diversion Seminar
July 9, 2019 - Lenoir City
July 11, 2019 - Manchester

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force and The United States Attorney’s Office (Eastern District of Tennessee) cordially invite you to attend our Regional Heroin/Opioid Diversion Seminar. We will be holding two 1-Day Seminars: July 9, 2019 in Lenoir City (Loudon County) and July 11, 2019 in Manchester (Coffee County). There is no cost for this seminar. 

This seminar will help attendees better understand the rapidly changing trends in drug abuse in the State of Tennessee and provide the tools/resources available to handle and more appropriately assess the growing issue of heroin and opioid use. 

Seminar Topics Include
*The impact of Rx Medication on Families 
*State and National Trends
*Fentanyl Issues 
*Diversion Investigations and Prosecutions
*Chronic Pain Guidelines Progress and Future Plans 
*Overdose Deaths and Postmortem Toxicology

This event is for all Law Enforcement (6.5 POST Credit hours will be available), Medical Personnel, First Responders, Fire Fighters, Department of Children Services, Coalitions, Prosecutors, etc.

Attendance is limited for both locations (200 attendees for Lenoir City and 250 attendees for Manchester).

Click here to register for the Lenoir City training.
Click here to register for the Manchester training.


Basic Clandestine Laboratory Certification Courses
September 9-13, 2019
October 7-11, 2019
Bell Buckle, TN

The Tennessee Dangerous Drugs Task Force (TDDTF) will conduct two separate Basic Clandestine Laboratory Certification Courses that will include Level A Certification on September 9-13, 2019 and October 7-11, 2019 at the Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy (2161 Unionville-Deason Road, Bell Buckle, TN 37020). There are limited slots available for these classes. Slots will be filled based on a regional assessment. Nominations from previous classes are not kept on file. Please resubmit a new one for this course. 

This course will qualify attendees to work in a clandestine laboratory environment, per Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Regulations (29 CFR 1910). Most costs associated with this training, including lodging, meals, investigative equipment and supplies will be paid by the Task Force. Overnight accommodations have been reserved at the facility and meals will be served on premises. Attendees will have to incur at their own expense, transportation costs to and from the training site. Students within commuting distance (50 miles) are not eligible to stay overnight; however, they may stay at the facility at their own expense.

If your agency is interested in submitting nominations, click here to complete the nomination form and either submit electronically via the “submit” button, scan and email to, fax it to (423) 267-8983 (no cover needed), or send via U.S. Mail to the address listed on this letterhead. If you are submitting more than one nomination for individuals within your agency, please make sure to fill in the selection order (1, 2, 3, etc.) portion of the form. This will help us determine in what order to select individuals if we are not able to accommodate all nominations. Nominations for this training MUST be received by close of business on July 15, 2019. 

Once we receive your nomination(s) and selections have been made, we will send an e-mail to inform you and your supervisor if you were accepted into the course or not. Selection results will be sent out no later than July 26, 2019.

NOTE: If you are already Basic Clan Lab Certified, you are NOT eligible to attend either of these courses. We understand many clan lab technicians would like to obtain Level A certification and we are working on separate courses for certified techs that will be announced at a later date. 

Please contact the TDDTF office at (423) 752-1479 or via email at if you have any questions.


Video Examinations for the Police Investigator
September 12-13, 2019
Murfreesboro, TN

The most prolific source of evidence available to investigators comes from video images… but how prepared are your officers?

This dynamic hands-on course guides investigators through the process of examining video evidence in the course of sensitive investigations.

Specialized investigative techniques explore the hidden details in body worn video, in-car video, and in other sources of CCTV evidence that are critical to Use of Force, Speed Estimation, Violent Crimes, and Identification related cases.

This class, taught by Grant Fredericks, is designed specifically for criminal-investigators with no previous video training.

From the crime scene to the courtroom, this two day class prepares investigators to get the most from their video evidence and provides 16 hours of POST Credit.

Save 10% with the Early Bird Discount! Register by 07/18/2019 for only $355.

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