Interdiction Techniques at Seaports

This certification is aimed at security professionals, customs officers and immigration officers working at inland and seaports whose job it is to interdict goods and cargo that may be used for the smuggling of contraband. This certification course will cover how to assess risks facing an inland port or seaport. How to create profiles and use selection methods like cargo document review, questioning to identify goods, cargo and vessels, which may be involved in the smuggling of contraband or other unlawful goods.

Approx. 17 Hours
13 modules
Interdiction Techniques at Seaports
Introduction to law enforcement controls at seaports
Introduction to law enforcement controls at seaports

module number: 1401
This module introduces the different interdiction techniques that can be used at a seaport 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.
Assessing risks facing an inland port or seaport
Assessing risks facing an inland port or seaport

module number: 1402
This module describes the process of performing a risk assessment at seaports. 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.
Creating risk profiles for a seaport
Creating risk profiles for a seaport

module number: 1403
This module covers risk profiling, what it is and how to create a risk profile for use at seaports. 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.
Identifying high risk shipments at sea and inland ports
Identifying high risk shipments at sea and inland ports

module number: 1404
This module is an introduction to the selection process at seaports. 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.
Preliminary assessment of cargo
Preliminary assessment of cargo

module number: 1405
In this module, we will cover the preliminary assessment of cargo at sea and inland ports in order to identify shipments of cargo that may be carrying illegal goods, weapons, drugs, wildlife and other contraband.
Reviewing seaport cargo documentation
Reviewing seaport cargo documentation

module number: 1406
In this module we will cover the review of cargo documentation at seaports and how you can use cargo document review as a means to quickly identify which shipments should be given further attention.
Observing behavioural indicators of pesons at seaports
Observing behavioural indicators of pesons at seaports

module number: 1407
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.
Questioning persons at seaports
Questioning persons at seaports

module number: 1409
This module covers the basics of how to question persons crossing seaport 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.
Reviewing passports at seaport controls
Reviewing passports at seaport controls

module number: 1410
This module will cover how to examine the various types of passports that an officer may encounter at seaport controls 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.
Body concealment smuggling at seaports
Body concealment smuggling at seaports

module number: 1411
This module covers the smuggling of unlawful contraband through body carry at seaports. 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.
Preliminary Observation of Passengers at Seaports
Preliminary Observation of Passengers at Seaports

module number: 1415
The goal of preliminary observation is to quickly observe a person in order to identify those persons that are most likely to be involved in unlawful activities at a seaport for example the smuggling of drugs, contraband, weapons or in terrorist activities.
Inspecting passenger baggage at seaports
Inspecting passenger baggage at seaports

module number: 1416
This module will cover the preliminary observation and inspection of passenger baggage at seaports. 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.
Integrated enforcement methods at seaports
Integrated enforcement methods at seaports

module number: 1420
This module allows students to review the seaport 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.