Vice & Narcotics Investigations

This three-day course will carefully examine several key factors Vice and Narcotics detectives face during routine investigations. 

  • The key elements of development, management and proficient handling of informants are essential to avoiding potential legal exposure.
  • Human trafficking and prostitution are on the rise in Virginia. Understanding the intricate operations of these organizations, identifying possible nefarious crimes, and methods and techniques to prepare for and combat them will be addressed.
  • Asian Massage Parlors have increased in numbers in areas of Virginia. Learn more about them, what potential criminal issues surround many of them and learn how these seemingly benign, but often criminal, businesses are being investigated and prosecuted successfully.
  • During this course, several in-depth, case study presentations will be delivered.
  • Special Agent, Jeremy Scheetz, will discuss the impact of outlaw motorcycle gangs on drug trafficking in Virginia.
  • Surveillance Techniques 
  • Prosecution of OD deaths
  • Medical Examiner's procedures and toxicology request
  • Uncover operations dealing with narcotics, guns, and murder for hire
  • Legal updates pertaining to narcotics cases and 4th amendment
  • Course Availability
  • September 9, 2024 - September 11, 2024 32 Seats Left
    Hampton Police Academy Hampton, Va
Philip G. Evans, Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Retired
Philip G. Evans
Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Retired

Philip G. Evans, recently retired after 27 years service as Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Norfolk, Virginia, 1994-2021.  Supervised the Adult Violent Crime Prosecution Team for 24 years and personally prosecuted all types of violent crime cases to include approximately 150 murder cases which included twenty-five defendants charged with capital murder; Recipient, 2018 Warren B. Von Schuch Award,  Distinguished Prosecutor Award; Recognized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Biometric Identification Award [Next Generation Identification System] in both 2019, Commonwealth v. Daniel Johnston: [Jury Trial, 1981 cold case homicide] and 2015, Commonwealth v. Amin Garcia, [Jury trial: cold case sexual assault]; Served as Faculty Instructor from 2004-2020 for the Virginia Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services Council (CASC) and/or Virginia Association of Commonwealth’s Attorneys (VACA) for multiple instruction courses to include Prosecuting Homicides, Prosecuting Capital Murder Cases, Virginia DNA Procedures; Virginia Post-Conviction DNA Petitions/Evidence Retention; Member, 2016 Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) National Workgroup: “Police Officer Use of Force Project”; Instructor on Criminal Procedure, Norfolk Police Department, 1994-2021.  Served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, 1987-1994, as both prosecutor and defense counsel: 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg; United States Army Berlin, Germany; United States Army Trial Defense Service.  Juris Doctor [Law Degree], Loyola University of Chicago; Bachelor’s Degree: Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University.  Resident of Chesapeake, Virginia.