Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Commercial Vehicle Interdiction
Tuesday, September 21 - Thursday, September 23, 2021
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Lake County Fairgrounds
Directions: 1060 E Peterson Road, Grayslake, IL 60030


Registration is restricted to sworn US law enforcement personnel working on the roadways.


There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description

This course will provide Domestic Highway Enforcement (DHE) personnel the skill set necessary to recognize the criminal element within the interior Transportation Industry and Transnational Organizations. Attendees will be introduced to the National Seizure System (NSS) and the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) and taught how to utilize them to gain intelligence as well as network with other counter smuggling personnel.

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course, the student will successfully achieve the following objectives in accordance with the information presented during class and practical exercises:

• Explain in detail the transportation industry, how it operates and what would be considered “Operating to Industry Standard”
• Understand legal and safety considerations in dealing with CMV’s
• Understand types of criminal enterprises that hide within the industry and how they operate
• Identifying major drug corridors
• Properly identify and analyze required commercial motor vehicle documentation, paperwork and log books
• How to properly interview the commercial motor vehicle driver (Hands on)
• Identify anomalies that exist within the CMV industry when criminal activity may be present
• Understand and demonstrate proper CMV search techniques as well as locate hidden compartments in commercial motor vehicles (Hands on)
• Recognize and identify improperly packaged or marked freight. How to verify freight (Hands on)
• Understand the importance of complete and thorough report writing
• National Seizure Reporting System /EPIC access. How to gain other intelligence roadside
• Group scenario/search practical skills exercises (Hands on)
• Cargo tank presentation, The Terrorist, Human Trafficking and Criminal threat (Hands on)

Course Length

Commercial Vehicle Interdiction is a 3 day (24 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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