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Hidden Compartment Training for Law Enforcement.

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.

Case Law

One of the Trap Find’s key program subjects

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Search Techiques

Searching techniques proven to be effective

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Networking

Vital intra-agency intelligence sharing

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About Trap Find

Trap Find, LLC’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; let Trap Find, LLC show you the way to your first significant seizure!

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Your job does not end when you locate that hidden compartment and the contraband it contains. In fact, your job has just started. Students will learn how to effectively pass vital police intelligence about their seizure to other agencies. Thus, aiding further criminal detentions and contraband detection.

What Students Will Learn

Case Law

Hidden Compartments Case Law

Briefly cover case law about the presence of hidden compartments in motor vehicles, and how these laws will aid your investigation or traffic stop — giving you a broader understanding and education regarding hidden compartment detection and investigation.

Search Techniques

Hidden Compartments Detection

Students will learn simple, yet effective, search techniques that have been proven to be successful in hidden compartment detection time and time again. They will also learn how to access a hidden compartment without damaging the vehicle or compartment itself.

Networking

The Impact of Network

Your job does not end when you locate that hidden compartment and the contraband it contains. In fact, your job has just started. Students will learn how to effectively pass vital police intelligence about their seizure to other agencies. Thus, aiding further criminal detentions and contraband detections.

What Students Will Learn

Case Law

Hidden Compartments Case Law

Briefly cover case law about the presence of hidden compartments in motor vehicles, and how these laws will aid your investigation or traffic stop — giving you a broader understanding and education regarding hidden compartment detection and investigation.

Search Techniques

Hidden Compartments Detection

Students will learn simple, yet effective, search techniques that have been proven to be successful in hidden compartment detection time and time again. They will also learn how to access a hidden compartment without damaging the vehicle or compartment itself.

Networking

The Impact of Network

Your job does not end when you locate that hidden compartment and the contraband it contains. In fact, your job has just started. Students will learn how to effectively pass vital police intelligence about their seizure to other agencies. Thus, aiding further criminal detentions and contraband detections.

What Students Will Learn

Case Law

Hidden Compartments Case Law

Briefly cover case law about the presence of hidden compartments in motor vehicles, and how these laws will aid your investigation or traffic stop — giving you a broader understanding and education regarding hidden compartment detection and investigation.

Search Techniques

Hidden Compartments Detection

Students will learn simple, yet effective, search techniques that have been proven to be successful in hidden compartment detection time and time again. They will also learn how to access a hidden compartment without damaging the vehicle or compartment itself.

Networking

The Impact of Network

Your job does not end when you locate that hidden compartment and the contraband it contains. In fact, your job has just started. Students will learn how to effectively pass vital police intelligence about their seizure to other agencies. Thus, aiding further criminal detentions and contraband detections.

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Upcoming Courses

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Advanced Interview & Interrogation

Bergen County Jail - Amphitheater
160 South River Street, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601, United States

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Money Laundering: Securing Your Seizure

Eisenhower Corporate Campus (Room G)
290 West Mount Pleasant Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey, 07039, United States

What Past Attendees Say

Like most officers with an interest in interdiction, I had an extremely hard time narrowing down my search of what vehicles to conduct stops on. Trap Find will not only give you the mindset that you need to focus your search on which vehicles to be on the look out for, but will train you to locate the trap almost immediately. I am no longer running around on the street stopping every car or ripping vehicles apart which just left me frustrated. Within the first year of taking the class I hit three trapped out vehicles. Trap Find is a must take class if you want to find hidden compartments!

Bensalem Police Officer

This course opened my eyes up to a new facet of narcotics work that I wasn’t familiar with. Not more than a month later I hit my first compartment. The training I received kicked in from the second I saw the vehicle. I knew what to look for and immediately knew I had something because it was all explained to me in class! The rear bumper on this car was trapped out and contained just over $40k in suspected drug money.

Teaneck Police Officer

The Trap Find course has not only made me feel more comfortable that I am not missing compartments when I search vehicles but also has narrowed my selection of vehicles. By narrowing my vehicle selection to vehicles that are attempting to blend in with the average motoring public I have been able to see more success with fewer stops.

Hobart Police Officer