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About TrapFind

Trap Find, LLC was founded by Lenny Cottrell (Lieutenant, ret.) and T.J. Cullen (Sergeant, active) in 2014. Between them, they have over 40 years of LE experience in New Jersey and have located numerous hidden compartments in motor vehicles resulting in thousands of arrests and millions of dollars seized. They are frequently called upon by Federal, State, and local agencies to assist with vehicle searches.

Trap Find’s Introduction to Hidden Compartments in Motor Vehicles course was developed to provide law enforcement officers nationwide with the knowledge to easily identify and interdict electronically operated hidden compartments. After learning then applying our techniques, officers will see their searches become more thorough and their seizures become more significant. Historically, seizures from concealed compartments have revealed weapons, drugs, and currency. Trap Find is dedicated to providing LEO’s the training they need to successfully interdict and access hidden compartments in motor vehicles.

About TrapFind

Trap Find, LLC was founded by Lenny Cottrell (Lieutenant, ret.) and T.J. Cullen (Sergeant, active) in 2014. Between them, they have over 40 years of LE experience in New Jersey and have located numerous hidden compartments in motor vehicles resulting in thousands of arrests and millions of dollars seized. They are frequently called upon by Federal, State, and local agencies to assist with vehicle searches.

Trap Find’s Introduction to Hidden Compartments in Motor Vehicles course was developed to provide law enforcement officers nationwide with the knowledge to easily identify and interdict electronically operated hidden compartments. After learning then applying our techniques, officers will see their searches become more thorough and their seizures become more significant. Historically, seizures from concealed compartments have revealed weapons, drugs, and currency. Trap Find is dedicated to providing LEO’s the training they need to successfully interdict and access hidden compartments in motor vehicles.

Lenny Cottrell

Lenny Cottrell is a retired Lieutenant from the Fort Lee Police Department in Bergen County, New Jersey. He retired in February of 2014 after serving 27 years as a law enforcement officer. During his career, Lenny was assigned to the Anti-Crime Unit, Narcotics Unit and General Investigations Bureau. He also served as a Task Force Officer with the Drug Enforcement Administration out of the West Paterson, New Jersey Office.

In 2002, Lenny was promoted to the rank of Sergeant and would go on to supervise the General Investigations Bureau and eventually the newly formed Anti-Crime/Narcotics Unit. In 2013, Lenny was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Patrol Division. Lenny has made over 2000 criminal arrests and has been involved in the seizure of over $2,000,000 in United States currency, millions of dollars’ worth of narcotics and has located numerous hidden compartments in motor vehicles. Throughout his career, Lenny received extensive training in the field of narcotics and criminal interdiction. He is recognized by the Superior Court of New Jersey as an expert in the field of narcotics.

T.J. Cullen

T.J. Cullen began his law enforcement career in 2002 with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department in New Jersey. He served with the Passaic County Sheriff’s Department for three years. In January 2005, he was hired by the Fort Lee Police Department in Bergen County, New Jersey. During his time with the Fort Lee Police Department, T.J. has been assigned to the Patrol Division, served as a Task Force Officer with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office-Narcotics Task Force-Criminal Interdiction Unit, and served on the Fort Lee Police Anti-Crime / Narcotics Unit.

In 2013 and 2014, he was recognized with national awards for his drug interdiction efforts. In 2015 and 2016, T.J. was named the National Narcotics Investigator of the Year by the National Criminal Enforcement Association. In 2015, he was awarded the New Jersey State Interdiction Officer of the Year Award by the New Jersey Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association. Over the course of his career, T.J. has specifically trained in criminal interdiction and received this specialized training in New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland and Ohio. Applying these interdiction techniques has led T.J. to become highly successful in locating electronically operated hidden compartments. Because of this success, he is often call upon by other local, county, state and federal agencies to assist in searching vehicles believed to contain contraband.

In May of 2018, T.J. was hired by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office where he is currently a Detective assigned to the Narcotics Task Force – Criminal Interdiction Unit working Interstate 95.