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Bus Interdiction 

Course Description

Courses

Basic Bus Interdiction

The basic bus interdiction course details bus terminal operations, the types of passengers, and the indicators drug smugglers display when travelling by bus. Attendees will learn the importance of case law pertaining to bus interdiction, learn interview techniques, and most importantly made aware of the “Dangers” while working bus interdiction. The instructors will stress the importance of report writing, evidence collection, and trial testimony regarding bus interdiction.

 

In addition to methods of interdiction, the instructor will go over counter-surveillance and show examples of actual officer involved shootings at bus terminals. This course will demonstrate a variety of tactical approaches while on a bus. In addition to interview techniques, the attendee will learn about the sophisticated luggage and item concealments commonly used by smugglers on a bus. This course will be instructed by bus interdiction officers and is built around the most up to date bus smuggling techniques used by Mexican Cartels to traffic narcotics from Mexico to the United States.

 

  • This course is typically held in conjunction with the interactive segment. 

 

Advanced Bus Interdiction

The Advanced Bus Interdiction Class is an interactive class held at actual bus stations/stops. As part of this course the attendee will be part of an “Interactive Training” environment and will watch as the instructor’s point out indicators that passengers are displaying. The attendee will become more comfortable with interviews, and conduct interviews on their own.

 

The instructors will demonstrate how to approach a bus driver, and how to obtain beneficial information regarding passengers. In addition to learning bus operations, the attendee will learn methods of establishing confidential informants for bus interdiction.

Patrol Response to Narcotics - 8 hour Course

This course is designed to familiarize the patrol officer with narcotic investigations so that they may be better prepared to assist a narcotic investigators with investigations. This course helps to bridge the gap between the sometimes sensitive criminal investigation and the importance of sharing information with the uniformed patrol officer.

 

This course is highly recommended to patrol officers and supervisors to help them better understand how a narcotic unit operates, the type of assistance needed from patrol and how the patrol officer is extremely important related to drug enforcement.  

 

Course will include the following topics;

 

  • Current trends related to narcotic activities in the area.

  • The type of probable cause needed for the type of investigation.

  • Investigative strategies utilized by the narcotic unit.

  • Methods of surveillance.

  • Methods of searching.

  • Co-operating defendants VS informants.

  • Types of assistance from the patrol officer.

  • Communication between the patrol and narcotic units.

  • Legal aspects for prosecution of drug cases  


 

Basic Criminal Interdiction

This Course is intended for the attendee wanting to learn the art of Criminal Interdiction. There are many great interdiction courses around the country, however this course focuses heavily on identifying criminal behavior prior to the traffic stop, identifying drug smuggling vehicles and on the importance of interview techniques. Attendees will be eligible to attend the Advanced Vehicle Search Technique Course.

 

Course will include the following topics;

 

  • The importation of drugs into the United States

  • Basics of criminal interdiction

  • Identifying a drug courier

  • Commonly used vehicles utilized by traffickers

  • The Importance of license plates

  • Disclaimers

  • Kinesics / Roadside interviews

  • Consent / Non-consent vehicle search

  • Methods of searching \ *Processing evidence

  • Keeping the case alive for a possible “Controlled Delivery” to further a “Conspiracy Investigation”

  • Seizure of Assets related to drug crimes and money laundering

Advanced Criminal Interdiction

This course includes a review of material given during the basic course as well as expound upon interviewing techniques before becoming an interactive training class for officers that work the highway on daily basis. The instructors work with each of the students for actual “Interactive Training” pointing out known indicators on vehicles, license plates, and possible courier’s. During the “Interactive” portion of the training the attendee will learn how important traffic stops are related to the infiltration of an array of criminal behavior not just to the drug industry.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-It's relationship to First Responders and Military Veterans- 8 hour class

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-It's relationship to First Responders and Military Veterans-

 

PTSD is a serious problem facing those working in the field of public service, and returning U.S. Combat Veterans everyday. Suicide among law enforcement and military personnel are at an all-time high. Awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a crucial first step to help first responders and returning military veterans cope with the rapidly growing problem.

 

This course details the history, the signs, and the symptoms of PTSD, and it will assist others in recognizing those suffering from it. The purpose of this class is to help First Responders understand the devastating effects that PTSD has upon our Police, Fire, EMS and Military Veterans.

 

This course is recommended for all levels of public safety. Patrol Officers, Detectives and Supervisors should know how to recognize PTSD within their ranks, and be able to provide ideas and suggestions to those suffering from this "silent killer".

 

The instructor will provide ideas to help family members and friends that are trying to cope, and assist someone who may be suffering from PTSD. In order to truly help a person suffering from PTSD, one must know how to proceed through the recovery process.

 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to attend an emotionally challenging course that puts one in "the mind" of someone suffering from PTSD, and the toll it takes on the family and friends of a sufferer. 

 

 

 

 

Basic Hotel/Motel Interdiction

This course was designed to help the attendee understand the Hotel Industry and why hotels are a common place for criminal activity. The attendee will learn methods to identify suspicious vehicles and how to utilize the hotel registry for needed information. The attendee will be familiarized with methods of developing a confidential informant regarding hotels. The instructors will cover the importance of cooperation from the hotel staff and how to approach the staff in a positive manner. This course is a must for both uniformed and plain clothes officers who have Hotels and Motels in their area.

 

Advanced Hotel/Motel Interdiction

The Advanced Hotel/Motel Interdiction Course was designed to help the attendee understand the importance of working the hotels/motels by taking the attendee to actual hotels/ motels for actual “Interactive Training”. The instructors will work with each attendee at their local hotels/ motels for one on one instruction. The instructors will assist with the identification of suspected vehicles, people and will personally guide the attendee through the hotel staff contacts. This course is a personal training course which allows the attendee to first see how an interdiction of a suspect is done and the attendee is supported while personally conducting an encounter.

 

Basic Parcel Interdiction - 4 hour Course

The course will familiarize the attendee with the “parcel package business” how it operates on a daily basis and how to identify the indicators of suspicious parcel packages. This course will help the attendee locate the businesses within their area that deliver packages and freight locally. The instructor will detail the correct way develop contacts within the parcel industry, how to locate suspicious packages and what lessons can be learned when a controlled deliver of such package is attempted.

 

  • This course is typically held in conjunction with the 12 Hour Advanced Course making it a 16 Hour class commitment.

 

Advanced Parcel Interdiction - 12 hour Course

This course is an “interactive portion” of the course that follows the “Basic Parcel Interdiction class”. Instructors take the attendee’s to local distribution facilities and conduct actual parcel interdiction. This course allows the handler of a canine to use his partner during the “interactive training”. Instructors will demonstrate proper way’s to locate, intercept, and seize contraband from the packages. This course will provide outlines for search warrants in the event they are needed as well as the information the attendee needs to make that determination.

 

  • This course is typically held in conjunction with the 4 Hour Basic Course making it a 16 Hour class commitment.

 

Physical and Live Surveillance Techniques - 24 hour Course

This course was designed with classroom learning objectives as well as the use “Interactive Training” utilizing scenario based physical surveillance. This course will include exercises requiring physical activities. Officers attending this course will be required to conduct live surveillance exercises as part of the program.  

 

Course will include the following topics; Classroom presentations to include;

 

  • Objectives of surveillance

  • Physical assets required for surveillance   

  • Preparation for surveillance

  • Stationary, moving and foot surveillance

  • Urban VS Rural surveillance

  • Surveillance equipment

 

Practical Exercises:

 

This course includes practical exercises requiring the attendee to supply a vehicle (suitable for surveillance * NO POLICE TYPE VEHICLES! ), digital camera, binoculars, digital recorder or writing utensil, and attire suitable for covert operations. In addition, the participant will be required to conduct foot surveillance in certain scenarios.  

 

Basic Passenger Train Interdiction

This course is intended to educate the attendee about the “passenger train industry” and the manner in which criminals utilize the lack of security on passenger trains to conduct criminal activity.  The attendee will learn how to locate train routes within their jurisdictional area and how to make contacts with rail employee's. The attendee will learn basic methods of consensual encounters techniques to make contact with potential drug, currency and weapons smugglers.  This class is required in order to attend the advanced "Passenger Train Interdiction Course" so the officer has a basic understanding of the train industry.
 

Advanced Passenger Train Interdiction

This course is intended for those who have attended the “Basic Passenger Train Interdiction Course” and have a working knowledge of the train industry and consensual encounter techniques. This course includes “Interactive Training” in “Plain Clothing” that will allow the attendee to work interdiction on a train platform as well as a passenger train in a live environment. Instructors will guide each attendee during live interview’s as well as provide assistance as each student to conduct’s interviews on their own.


The attendee will be learn case law, report writing, and evidence recovery in the classroom portion prior to the live “Interactive Training”.  The course is designed to work in conjunction with local, state and federal agencies in their jurisdiction in order to seize contraband. Instructors will provide guidance related to completing a detailed report for trial.

Basic Railroad Interdiction

The course is designed to bring attention to crime related to the railroad system. This course will expand the knowledge of the attendee related to railways, the cargo they carry and how criminal organizations cargo trains to smuggle contraband. The instructor will bring a unique perspective related to drug traffickers using rail cars to smuggle drugs, weapons and people after creating false compartments on stationary rail cars waiting to continue to destinations within the United States.

 

This course will include networking ideas with the Rail company employees and will allow the attendee to participate in actual “Interactive Training” at a rail yard during the Advanced Railroad Interdiction Course.

 

  • This course is typically held in conjunction with the 12 Hour Advanced Course making it a 16 Hour class commitment.

 

Advanced Railroad Interdiction

The Advanced Railroad Interdiction Course is open to the attendee who has completed the “Basic Railroad Interdiction Course”. This course was designed as the “interactive portion” which takes the attendee to a rail yard to locate rail cars being used to carry contraband, “Human Smuggling” and the discovery of cargo theft. Many rail cars have modified compartments that were actually manufactured while a rail car was parked waiting on a transfer to another train. This course will give hands on instruction on where to locate these compartments and how to handle the seizure once the compartment is located.   

 

  • This course is typically held in conjunction with the 4 Hour Basic Course making it a 16 Hour class commitment.

 

Advanced Concealment Techniques

The Advanced Concealment Techniques Course was developed to help an officer broaden the scope of possible concealment locations within a vehicle as well as the contents within. This course should be used as a secondary course for an officer who has attended an interdiction course or whom seeks a better understanding of locations contraband can be hidden or concealed. There will be no classroom instruction during this eight (8) hour block of instruction. Officers will be required to search numerous vehicles that may or may not conceal contraband. Vehicles will have natural voids and modified false compartments. This course is for ANY officer, patrol to criminal investigations, whom has a job description to include searching vehicles. This course consists of physically searching a vehicle and will require the officer to have tools to complete the task.    

 

Course will include the following topics;

 

  • How to locate a “Natural Void”

  • How to locate a “Modified Compartment”

  • Locating other type of “Compartments” in luggage, electronics, food, etc.

  • Methods of Searching a Vehicle and contents

  • Tools Necessary to thoroughly search a vehicle

  • The importance of a thorough search

  • Department and Officer Liability for damaging vehicles

 

This course is all interactive and is enjoyable for those who attend.   Dress attire should be according to weather conditions!

 

Communication Analysis - Detecting Deception - 8 Hour Course

This course was designed to assist the attendee with the detection of deception. Communication Analysis is the process of critical listening or critical reading for the purpose of identifying sensitive, deceptive or missing information. This instructor takes the attendee along a journey providing them with tools to detect deception from those who are either being interviewed or writing a written statement.

 

Communication Analysis is a tool used by Law Enforcement to evaluate data and identify a person's linguistic code.  Communication Analysis is built using General Universal Concepts and General Honest Communication.  Learn the Four (4) Key Principles in Communication Analysis including; One Brick Principle, Miller's Law, Baseline Principle and Grammar Principle.

 

Learn Evasive Verbal Techniques and Body Language techniques that will help determine when someone is being deceptive.

   

Increase your Critical Thinking and Critical Listening Skills

 

        Know the meaning behind the words people use

 

            Gain greater insight into verbal communication

 

                Understand how information can deceive you

 

                                                       Develop better questioning skills


This is a course that will benefit uniformed and ununiformed Police Officer’s, detectives, supervisors and jail staff as well as prosecutors, Child Protective Services (CPS) investigators and more.

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