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Center for Task Force Training (CenTF) Program Fact Sheet

NCJ Number
Date Published
October 1999
2 pages

This Fact Sheet describes the mission and resources of the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), which is administered by the U.S. Justice Department's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA).


The CenTF provides specialized training to law enforcement personnel who serve on drug task forces funded either by the Edward Byrne Memorial State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance Program (Byrne Program) formula grants or by state or local funds. Created in 1991, the CenTF Program's mission is to increase the operational effectiveness of drug task forces in the areas of task force command/management and methamphetamine investigation management. The key elements of the CenTF curricula are based on the lessons learned from the Organized Crime Narcotics (OCN) Trafficking Enforcement Program. The CenTF Narcotics Task Force Workshop is a 3-day course that provides management training for task force commanders, supervisors, and senior investigative personnel in the operation of a multijurisdictional task force. Training addresses task force dynamics, interagency agreements, written policies and procedures, personnel issues, risk assessment, case management, the use of confidential informants, and raid management. The Methamphetamine Investigation Management Workshop is a 3-day course that addresses the operational aspects of managing methamphetamine investigations, as well as other problems specific to such investigations. The training topics are listed in this report, along with sources for additional information.