Covert Methods of Entry (CMoE) Training in Lock Picking & Lock Bypassing Techniques for
Law Enforcement & Military Special Forces/EOD Personnel

Our Mission:

Jericho Specialized Entry Training specializes in teaching both Law Enforcement and Military Special Forces/EOD personnel the art and science of covert and surreptitious entry techniques. While our instructors have diverse backgrounds in search warrant service, tactical training, anti-terrorism, firearms training, and much more, our sole training focus is on teaching numerous lock picking and lock bypassing techniques, and doing it well. Decades of law enforcement experience as well as locksmith certification and numerous field entries are just some of our qualifications. This helps us to understand the diverse training needs of tactical teams, field personnel, investigative units and more. Military Special Forces/EOD personnel, seasoned SWAT operators, first year patrol officers, supervisors, federal, state, county, city, and local law enforcement members can all benefit from learning covert and surreptitious entry skills.

While some companies may attempt to teach numerous courses in a broad training spectrum, we have found that focusing on doing one thing (teaching Covert Methods of Entry (CMoE) techniques) and doing it very well pays great dividends for our students. Our students have saved numerous lives, made multiple felony arrests, rescued small children and pets, and performed numerous other tactical and community oriented functions all while utilizing the skills we teach. While we view the skills that we teach as vital, we also realize that they cannot be used in all situations. Because safety and security of personnel and the community is paramount, circumstances in which alternate entry techniques may be more effective (including dynamic/destructive entry) are also discussed.

The skills taught by our instructors aide in search warrant service, check welfare calls, establishing sniper positions, emergency entry into vehicles, unlocking fire safes, arrest warrant service, surveillance, probation & parole searches, narcotics investigations, ’sneak and peek’ operations and more. Methods of entry, legal issues, tactics, tools, preparation for entry, and many other topics are covered during training. As we tell our students in class, we do not just desire to see students succeed in the classroom but to excel on the street. Our relationship with and responsibility to our students does not end when class is over. Jericho Specialized Entry Training does more than teach. We are a resource for agencies and individuals who have utilized our training services by responding to requests for service in the field.  In other words, we practice what we preach!  We invite and encourage you to look into attending or hosting a training course. You will not be disappointed!

DUNS Number: On Request
CAGE Code: On Request

Approved for Continuing Education & Training Credit Through Several POST Boards Including:

Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, New Mexico, Texas with Others in Process

*Note- If your state is not included in this list, we will be happy to work with you on pursuing POST approval in your state.

Why Learn These Skills?

Useful for Personnel

  • Welfare Checks
  • Bulding Searches
  • Parole Searches
  • Arrest Warrant Service
  • Search Warrant Service
  • Vehicle Searches
  • Securing Businesses on Alarm Calls
  • Rescuing Children & Animals Locked in Vehicles
  • Vehicle Lockout Situations
  • Setting up Tactical Surveillance
  • Minimizes Disturbances in EOD Situations

Beneficial to Agencies

  • Save Time and Money
  • Free Officers From Calls Quicker
  • Save Lives!
  • Increase Officer Efficiency
  • Reduce Injuries from Forcing Doors/Windows
  • Enhance Officer Safety
  • Provide Added Service to the Community
  • Reduced Civil Actions Resulting from Property Damage
  • Increase Officer Effectiveness
  • Greater Safety for Personnel in EOD Situations

Agencies Trained

  • 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion
  • Alameda County (CA) Sheriff's Office
  • Albuquerque (NM) Police Department
  • Apache Junction (AZ) Police Department
  • Arcadia (CA) Police Department
  • Arizona Department of Insurance, Fraud Division
  • Arizona Department of Transportation OIG
  • Arvada (CO) Police Department
  • ATF (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, & Firearms)
  • Atlanta (GA) Police Department
  • Aurora (CO) Police Department
  • Beaverton (OR) Police Department
  • Bisbee (AZ) Police Department
  • Boise (ID) Police Department
  • Brea (CA) Police Department
  • Buena Park (CA) Police Department
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs (NM)
  • Caldwell (ID) Police Department
  • Canby (OR) Police Department
  • Carlsbad (NM) Police Department
  • Catron County (NM) Sheriff's Office
  • Central Point (OR) Police Department
  • Chandler (AZ) Police Department
  • Clackamas County (OR) Sheriff's Office (SWAT)
  • Clark (WA) Police Department
  • Columbus (OH) Police Department
  • Coral Gables (FL) Police Department
  • DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration)
  • Denham Springs (LA) Police Department
  • DHHS/OIG
  • DHS/ICE
  • Dona Ana County (NM) Sheriff's Office
  • Douglas County (NE) Sheriff's Office
  • East Baton Rouge (LA) Sheriff's Office
  • Eddy County (NM) Sheriff's Office
  • Eglin AFB AIEDD Instructors
  • FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation)
  • F.E. Warren AFB (WY) EOD
  • Florence (AZ) Police Department
  • Forest Grove (OR) Police Department
  • Fort Collins (CO) Police Department
  • Fort Lauderdale (FL) Police Department
  • Fredonia (AZ) Marshals Office
  • Fresno (CA) Adult Probation
  • Fresno (CA) Police Department
  • Gila River (AZ) Indian Community
  • Glendale (AZ) Police Department
  • Grants (NM) Police Department
  • Grants Pass (OR) Department of Public Safety
  • Greeley (CO) Police Department
  • Goodyear (AZ) Police Department
  • Gresham (OR) Police Department
  • Hagerman (NM) Department of Public Safety
  • Humboldt County (NV) Sheriff's Office
  • Hunterdon County (NJ) Prosecutors Office
  • Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Kerman (CA) Police Department
  • Las Cruces (NM) Police Department
  • Longmont (CO) Police Department
  • Los Angeles (CA) Police Department
  • Los Angeles (CA) Sheriff's Department
  • Louisiana Attorney General's Office
  • Louisiana Department of Justice
  • Maricopa County (AZ) Community College District
  • Maricopa County (AZ) Sheriff's Office
  • Marine Special Operations Command
  • Medford (OR) Police Department
  • Menlo Park (CA) Police Department
  • Meridian (ID) Police Department
  • Mesquite (NV) Police Department
  • Mesa (AZ) Police Department
  • Mesa (AZ) Police Department (SWAT)
  • Mesa (AZ) Community College Public Safety
  • Miami Gardens (FL) Police Department
  • Moline Acres (MO) Police Department
  • Monmouth (OR) Police Department
  • Morrow County (OR) Sheriff's Office
  • Multnomah County (OR) Sheriff's Office
  • New Mexico State Police Department
  • National Park Service
  • Naval Special Warfare Group
  • New Mexico Tribal Police Department
  • Orange County (CA) Auto Theft Task Force
  • Orange County (CA) Sheriff's Department
  • Oregon City (OR) Police Department
  • Oro Valley (AZ) Police Department
  • Pecos Valley (NM) Drug Task Force
  • Peoria (AZ) Police Department
  • Phoenix (AZ) Police Department
  • Phoenix (AZ) Police Drug Enforcement Bureau
  • Phoenix (AZ) Police Department SAU (SWAT)
  • Port of Portland (OR) Police Department
  • Reno (NV) Police Department
  • Roosevelt County (NM) Sheriff's Office
  • Sandia (NM) Police Department
  • Santa Barbara (CA) Police Department
  • Santa Barbara (CA) Sheriff’s Office
  • Scottsdale (AZ) Police Department
  • Sedona (AZ) Police Department
  • Sierra Vista (AZ) Police Department
  • Siskiyou County (CA) Sheriff’s Office
  • Special Boat Teams Personnel
  • St. Louis (MO) County Police Department
  • Surprise (AZ) Police Department
  • Surprise (AZ) Police Department (SWAT)
  • Tangipahoa Parish (LA) Sheriff's Office
  • Tempe (AZ) Police Department
  • Tempe (AZ) Police Department K-9 Unit
  • Tempe (AZ) Police Department SWAT
  • Tucson (AZ) Police Department
  • Union County (FL) Sheriff's Office
  • U.S. Air Force EOD
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Groups (Airborne)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Department of State
  • U.S. Department of Treasury
  • U.S. Marines Camp Pendleton (CA)
  • U.S. Marines EOD
  • U.S. Marshals Service District of New Mexico
  • U.S. Marshals Service- Phoenix (AZ)
  • U.S. Marshals Service- San Diego (CA)
  • U.S. Marshals Service- (TN)
  • U.S. Marshals Service- Tucson (AZ)
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Navy Military Police
  • U.S. Secret Service
  • U.S. Treasury- Bureau of Engraving & Printing
  • Vandenberg AFB (CA) EOD
  • Ventura County (CA) Sheriff Department
  • Washington County (OR) Sheriff's Office
  • Weld County (CO) Sheriff's Office
  • Wellton (AZ) Police Department
  • Wheat Ridge (CO) Police Department
  • Woodburn (OR) Police Department
  • Yavapai County (AZ) Sheriff's Office
  • Ysleta Del Sur Pueblo (TX) Tribal Police Department
  • Yuma (AZ) Police Department
  • Zuni (NM) Tribal Police Department

Stories From the Front Lines:

Hey, I thought I would let you know what happened the other night. A neighbor in an apartment complex called in to report a physical domestic between a male and a female in the apartment above the caller. The caller also said the couple sounded like they were under the influence of something. Before we arrived the caller told Dispatch this was a continual problem with the couple and they believed the male was a “tweeker.” When we arrived I went to the back of the apartment to watch the second storey balcony. I could see lights on inside along with a few open windows. The Deputies who went to the front door could hear the couple moving around inside, but they refused to open the door. They wouldn’t answer their phone when we called in either. Other neighbors confirmed they heard allot of fighting coming from the apartment. When Deputies talked to the caller, they said they heard the couple walk into their bedroom after the caller heard us knocking and announcing ourselves at the door. The caller had not heard anyone walk out of the bedroom after hearing them walk into it. The Sergeant had Dispatch try to locate a manager with a key so we could enter to check the welfare of the couple without forcing the door open. I told the Sergeant I could “try” to get the deadbolt unlocked. I got the OK and got my kit out of my patrol car. I tried several times with the picks I got from the Deluxe kit. After multiple tries I used some WD40 on the lock. I was getting some of the pins, but I could not get all of them so I switched to the pocket pick set I won in the class. I tried for awhile, going in both directions, without being able to get all of the pins at one time. I moved onto the bump keys I purchased. After a couple of tries I was able to get the lock spun open in the opposite direction. I used the lock spinner from the Deluxe kit to successfully unlock the apartment’s deadbolt lock. We were able to gain entry into the apartment without any damage. After interviewing the couple we could not prove any domestic violence crimes had occurred. In the past we may have just walked away so we did not cause property damage for an incident that might not be criminal. We might have forced the door open and then determine no crimes had occurred, which could have “opened” us up to a civil damage suit. I wanted to thank you for the skills you taught us during the class. Thank you.