Students must be full-time, commissioned peace officers,
reserve, or act under the umbrella of a law enforcement
Course Description: With the growth and expansion of the Mexican Cartels into the U.S., their influence has become a highly visible and dominant force in our culture. As the life of prominent narcotics leaders are highlighted in media, movies and in your own neighborhoods, let me ask, is your culture changing them or is their culture changing YOU!
In this course, we dive into the heart of what makes it popular to become a "Narco". We cover everything from Catholicism to Aztec mythology, from "Corridos" to "Alterados". You are given a special look into "Narco" Customs, Family, Symbology, Government and even Death, just to name a few. Let us make sense of what you see on the streets, as we take you through a look at a lifestyle, a look through their eyes.
Attend: Patrol Officers, Jail/Prison Officers, Detectives, Agents, Auto Theft
instructors, Nick Ramos and Saul Canizales will be your guide 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 and has over 25 years experience dealing with Mexican drug cartels. Nick began working with and around the Mexican cartel organizations in the early 90's and began instructing in the mid-90's. He has 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, and
CNCA and multiple Narcotics Associations. He received many professional awards including New Mexico's 2010
Officer of the Year and is touted as, "a bloodhound for narcotics" by
the U.S. Attorney's office in 2011. Nick continues his work as a Deputy
for the Bernalillo county Sheriff's Office. In 2013, Nick developed and launched his personal training company, Public Safety Alliance and now provides over 20 courses to law enforcement, military, and civilian professionals in U.S. and Canada. He received a "Best in Business" award in 2014.
Saul Canizales is a 7-year veteran of the New Mexico State Police.
Dress Code: Uniform,
business casual, or the uniform of the
Lodging and Meals: Students
are responsible for their own hotel and
Contacts: If you are
running late to the course or have other problems or questions regarding
this course, please contact:
Program Manager, Nick Ramos at:
nickramos@trainPSA.org or (505) 573-9672.
PSA office, at: