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This Smugglers, Inc.® (Triple I Solutions®) elective online Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) training course is offered by OSS Academy® for Texas Peace Officers, Jailers, and Telecommunicators.
This dynamic 16-hour comprehensive online course is designed to provide the attendee with the skill set necessary to properly identify and apprehend smuggling operators in transit. During the course, the attendees will learn about the specific components involved in counter-smuggling/interdiction enforcement missions. Discussion in this course includes familiarization with recent national case-laws that affect criminal interdiction, while providing scientific tools to counter arguments presented in the court systems. The curriculum, having been designed by the instructor and based on his personal expertise, begins with helping the attendees understand their own strengths, while providing solutions to improve their weaknesses in interview situations. The course continues into understanding the Smuggling Operations and the Tradecraft used in these Clandestine Operations.
By understanding the inner workings of these operations and having the ability to properly and effectively identify clandestine activities of smuggling groups, the attendee will become proficient in properly identifying smuggling targets through analytical research, critical thinking and operational categorization prior to the stop, which continues throughout the contact. The course provides various techniques that can be used to engage the vehicle occupants and clandestinely illicit the needed data to determine if and what type of criminal activity is afoot. Weblink: Syllabus
The two on-line interdiction courses (Evading Honesty® and Smugglers, Inc.®)
I took over the weekend literally already paid for themselves....the
VERY NEXT SHIFT I worked! Everyone is asking what I picked up on and I'm
referring them to your website and the two courses. I'm not sure if
you guys want the feedback or not but I just thought you should know how
effective the courses are! Thank You!
- J. Patterson, Texas Peace Officer
Please note, the entire Smugglers, Inc.® course, including final exam(s) and course evaluation(s) must be completed in order to receive sixteen (16) hours of course credit.
OSS Academy® typically reports 4 to 5 times each week [excluding U.S. Federal holidays]. We report your credit directly through TCLEDDS
to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement [TCOLE]. You should have
already provided your full and correct name, TCOLE PID number, and other
important information when registering for your account. If not, once
logged in, go to Edit Profile to update your information.
you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training
Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.
TCOLE Training, Proficiency Requirements, & Course Equivalents
For your convenience, OSS Academy® provides a TCOLE Course Equivalent Resource with imbedded hyperlinks.
See also, our entire TCOLE Courses Listing.
Should you have any questions, simply contact the OSS Academy® Training Coordinator by phone at 281-288-9190 (Ext. 205) or online at Contact OSS Academy®.