Consists of a focused 40 hour program of formal instruction and intense hands-on-the-locks PRACTEX’s relating to the opening of the majority of key operated locks likely to be encountered by an officer or operator ordered to conduct a covert, or surreptitious entry on behalf of his agency, pursuant to a valid court, or military order. Specific instruction will be provided on lock picking, lock by-pass and other acceptable covert, surreptitious or clandestine entry neutralization measures to include key impressioning and lock modifications.
This 40 plus hour course which will provide the Technical Surveillance Specialist, officer, or operator who has successfully completed the Basic TSS entry course, or possesses equivalent lock training, with expert skills in several new surreptitious entry areas. Emphasis is placed on refining and enhancing the student’s ability to identify and neutralize locks and locking devices using a variety of new lock picking and lock by-pass techniques and tools. Special emphasis is given to making a variety of field expedient lock and car opening tools out of readily available COTS supplies and materials. Additional instruction will include the manipulated opening of personnel access systems; key casting techniques; lock “bumping” techniques to include making bump keys.