This module introduces the different interdiction techniques that can be used at an airports to identify and intercept unlawful persons or their activities. It describes various interdiction techniques and why there is a need to use them to identify high risk persons, baggage, cargo and aircraft.
This module describes the process of performing a risk assessment at airports. The module raises the level of awareness and encourages the student to consider areas in the controls where there is a weakness or vulnerability to contraband smuggling and other unlawful activities. The module also encourages the student to consider solutions to minimise or solve the problems.
This module covers risk profiling, what it is and how to create a risk profile for use at airports. A risk profile looks at common characteristics in unlawful activities for example people and contraband smuggling and how by identifying these characteristics, an officer can get an idea of what traffickers might look like or what methods they might use.
This module is an introduction to the selection process at airports. It describes how by using preliminary observation, questioning, behavioural indicators and other methods an officer can select persons that are most likely to be involved in unlawful activity so that they can be given more attention.
The objective of this module will be to teach the basic principles of preliminary observation so that you can more effectively identify high-risk persons coming through your airport.
In this module we consider a typical airline ticket and explain the purpose of each block on the ticket, as well as how to interpret the information contained therein and to consider the various risk indicators and how they can be used to identify high-risk persons.
This module will cover how to examine the various types of passports that an officer may encounter at an airport in order to determine if passports are legitimate. The module will also consider how passports can be examined to reveal risk indicators that the passport holder is a high-risk for being involved in criminal activity.
In this module, students learn about behavioral indicators and what signs to look for in order to identify persons who are acting suspiciously at an airport and likely to be involved in unlawful activity. This module is linked closely to the module on initial questioning techniques.
This module covers the basics of how to question persons crossing airport controls, the types of questions to ask and how to listen effectively to a persons answers. Questioning is a very simple and often quick method of identifying persons involved in unlawful activity.
This module covers how to review air cargo and its documentation in order to determine which shipments are most likely to be used in the smuggling of contraband for example illegal drugs, wildlife, weapons, and chemicals. Students will learn how to evaluate if a shipment makes economic sense and other information that will help officers select those shipments that are most likely to be involved in unlawful activity.
This module will cover the preliminary observation and inspection of passenger baggage at airports. The main objective of this module will be to teach you how to first identify and then search baggage that is likely to contain unlawful items for example weapons, drugs, explosives and cash.
This module covers the smuggling of unlawful contraband through body carry at airports. The objective of this module is to give students a clear understanding of what body carry is and why it presents a problem to law enforcement and how to recognise body-carry smugglers.
This module allows students to review the airport interdiction techniques that they have learned and how they can be applied to their job to identify which persons, cargo or vehicles should be given the most attention in order to identify and arrest unlawful persons.