Tuesday, April 25, 2023
0800 - 1700
Location: Bakersfield Police Department
Directions: 4550 California Avenue, Bakersfield, CA 93309


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Prerequisite: Students must be full-time, commissioned peace officers, reserve, or act under the umbrella of a law enforcement agency.

Course Description:
The Narcotics on Patrol course, is an advanced drug course focusing on you making more, better, and stronger, street-level dope cases. Using hands-on as the primary teaching method for this course, you learn how vehicles are built by professionally searching vehicles for drugs, guns, money and paraphernalia. If no drugs are found, you will learn to professionally replace and rebuild the vehicle to reduce your and your agencies, liability. "Dope Traps", commonly used by mid-level street dealers, are developed using scenarios and hands-on exercises. As a student, you also learn, drug packaging and the indicators of dope use, patrol tactics allowing for more seizures, search tactics and tools to find what they are hiding, and legal aspects of a search and warrants. This special course gets you "wrench time" with Subject Matter Experts to help guide your searches.

Who Should Attend: Patrol Officers and Deputies, Detectives, and Agents

Your Instructors, Nick Ramos and Randy Royal will be your guides through this detailed and very interesting course. Nick Ramos recently retired as a Sergeant and K9 handler for the New Mexico State Police, Criminal Enforcement Unit. Nick began working with and around the Mexican cartel groups in the early 90's and began instructing in the mid-90's. He has made over 300 large quantity seizures of drugs, money and weapons that were directly tied to the cartels and their infrastructure. During his tenure with the State Police, he also worked as a Narcotics Agent where he acquired extensive knowledge of the drug underworld before returning to the streets. Nick teaches nationally and is a guest speaker for several large organizations including HIDTA, INIA, BJA, Sheriff's & Chiefs of Police, CNOA, CNCA, and several Narcotics Associations. He has received numerous professional awards including "New Mexico's Officer of the Year" for 2010 and from the United States Attorney's Office where we was touted as "a bloodhound for narcotics" in 2011. In 2013, Nick developed and launched his personal training company, Public Safety Alliance. His company provides over 20 courses to law enforcement, military, and civilian professionals in U.S. and Canada and received a "Best in Business" award in 2014.

Randy Royal started his law enforcement career with the California Highway Patrol in 1996 in Central Los Angeles. He moved around the state until he found a permanent home near Fresno, California. Like Nick, Randy has developed a passion for drugs and drug canines. He took this passion and developed himself into a great trainer where he now provides training to law enforcement. His contagious can-do attitude gives students not only the tools to complete the tasks, but the mental belief they too, can-do.

Dress Code:
Comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes are recommended to allow for participation in many physical training exercises.

Lodging and Meals: Students are responsible for their own hotel and meals.

Contacts: If you are running late to the course or have other problems or questions regarding this course, please contact:
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Nick Ramos at: or (505) 573-9672
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