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
  • Building 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:

Three fellow officers and I responded to a series of burglaries in a shopping center. We were able to find where the suspects had pried open a window and crawled in. We wanted to call in our lab technicians to try to lift footprints, but we needed to get into the restaurant to find the contact information for the business owner so we could find out what all was missing. We contacted the security company, looked through our records and even hit the phone book and could not find a responsible to open the business for us. I decided to try to pick the lock with my Sgt’s blessing. After one failed attempt I backed out and tried another pick. I started talking to my Sgt and stopped concentrating on the pick and I suddenly felt the lock turn. I was shocked beyond belief! My first thought was that there was no way. Sure enough I kept turning and unlocked the door. Once we got the front door open we were able to go in and get the contact information that we needed. . . Thank you for the great class you put on. .