DEA Trains Over 100 Local And State Law Enforcement Officers
OCT 19 -- On October 19, 2006 the New York Field Division opened it doors to over 100 law enforcement officers from across the Northeast. Generals, Captains, Chiefs, Deputies, Investigators, Detectives and Police Officers came to the DEA for an eight hour session to learn more about concealed compartments and countersurveillance techniques. In addition, a primary purpose of this seminar is for networking and intelligence sharing between Federal, State and Local agencies.
The course, titled “Concealment Techniques Course for Narcotic Supervisors” is a presentation on concealment techniques utilized by criminal organizations throughout the United States. This presentation reviews concealed compartments built in vehicles, residences, furniture and commercial locations. Highlights included reviewing a concealed compartment hidden in a fish tank that had held $1,000,000 of drug proceeds. Additionally, the course presents the techniques used by criminal organizations to avoid police detection, such as concealed counter-surveillance devices and hidden cameras.
The following law enforcement departments were in attendance: New York State Police, New York Police Department, Pennsylvania State Police, Jersey City Police Department, Newark Police Department, Nassau County Police Department, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles, Middletown Police Department, West Orange Police Department, Mahwah Police Department, Bergen County Police Department, Franklin Township Police Department, Vermont State Police, New Jersey State Police and Patterson Police Department.