Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
(316) 722-8433  |  kpoa@kpoa.org

"Co-operation and Justice"


  • 04/04/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 04/05/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County Education Center 1211 S Emporia Ave Wichita, KS 67211

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

April 4-5, 2024 

Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County
Education Center
1211 S Emporia Ave
Wichita, KS 67211 

Course Description 

The rapid recognition and detection of traps, compartments, and secret hiding places used to conceal and  transport illicit commodities to include small arms, explosives, illicitly-gained and laundered money, narcotics  and chemicals used to manufacture narcotics will result in a benefit to DOD or law enforcement missions to  disrupt Transnational Criminal Organizations. 

The course instruction is delivered through a comprehensive presentation by subject matter experts who have  many years of experience in practical application of well refined techniques and tactics that have proven to be  most effective when searching conveyances believed to be laden with hidden illicit commodities from bulk  shipments to individual narcotics. The instruction of the course is enhanced with the use of visual media in  video and photographic formats that allow the audience to see real case studies of actual detections that  reinforce the learning process and provide a platform for discussion. These examples were mainly derived  from actual illicit commodity interceptions by the subject matter experts thus providing firsthand knowledge  of the events. The audience will receive instruction on how to detect and defeat electronically operated traps.  There will be discussion and presentation of media depicting real case examples of counter-measures that are  being applied to thwart governmental efforts by defeating X-ray equipment, density detection devices, fiber  scopes, as well as K-9. 

Topics included 

  • Drive-train components - Includes the running engine, transmission, axles and  drive shafts
  • Floor and roof compartments 
  • Wall compartments - Includes engine bay  firewall 
  • Seats 
  • Dashboards 
  • Rocker panels 
  • Bumpers 
  • Tires 
  • Fuel tanks 
  • Doors 
  • Other components – Battery, radiator, fluid  containers

Course Length

Advanced Vehicle Contraband Concealment is a 2-day (16 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


Registration is restricted to local, tribal, State, federal, and military law enforcement officers. There is no cost  to attend this course.   

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