INTRODUCTION TO CONCEALMENT (8 Hours)
This course takes the student through a brief introduction into the methodology and common types of concealment used throughout the world. The course touches on several areas of interest as it pertains to the transporter and the road side interview. The course also highlights the physical indicators and verbal clues used by individuals concealing illicit contraband.
The course through the use of lecture, video and hands on inspection of actual concealed compartments in vehicles, furniture and household items allows the student to see the mechanics of these compartments. Designed to familiarize the student with many types of concealment, it covers both commercially available items as well as custom manufactured compartments.
This course is recommended prior to attending the Basic Concealed Compartment Course and the Two Day Advanced Concealed Compartment Course.
BASIC CONCEALED COMPARTMENTS
The Conceal Compartments Course reveals the concealment method of installing hidden compartments in vehicles and structures. This course details the installation, location and techniques used by narcotics traffickers to secret and secure contraband from rival narcotics organization and law enforcement. This course reveals the methods used to identify, locate, access and recover the contents of these compartments without compromising it’s evidentiary value.
ADVANCED CONCEALED COMPARTMENTS
This course expounds on the Basic Concealed Compartment Class and provides the student with the techniques used to interdict the transportation of illicit contraband and the discovery of concealed compartments. This course details the investigation from the initial vehicle and traffic stop to the operation of a compartment. This course consist of one day of classroom instruction and one day of practical application on actual vehicles with concealed compartments.
RESIDENTIAL CONCEALED COMPARTMENTS
Focusing on bulk currency and narcotics concealment, this course highlights methods ranging from crude and simplistic to technically advanced remote controlled piston activated hides. This course demonstrates how important it is to closely examine common residential/commercial items and how to effectively test, probe and examine these items for abnormalities and anomalies. This method yields the safe and successful seizure of concealed contraband and currency.