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Law Enforcement “Lock Picking”


Tuition: $195
Hours: 8

Program Information:

Attendees at this training workshop will be instructed in the basics of picking and opening standard (non-high security) pin tumbler and disk wafer locks. Pin tumbler locks are the most common lock in America found on practically every residential, apartment, and business door. Disk wafer locks are commonly found on alarm box panels, desk locks, and utility boxes. All attendees, in normal physical condition, will be competent to pick locks upon conclusion of the training session. ***Each attendee receives as part of the course fee six piece, stainless steel, handled, custom designed lock pick kit and case and Lock cylinder for after-course practice.   

Solutions for:

  • Destructive and expensive door entries and repairs

  • Noise alerting breach entry
  • Out swinging doors
  • Apartment security gates
  • Hostage rescue entry
  • Technical device insertion
  • Locked file cabinets on searches
  • Locked desk drawers on searches
  • Home lock-outs  


Jerrold G. Antoon, RL, CPP, ICPS, is a former officer with the LAPD, Los Angeles, California, and the Appleton Police Department, Appleton, Wisconsin. Jerrold has instructed basic lock picking skills to municipal, county, and state law enforcement officers, the Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, FDA, ICE, and all branches of the U.S. Military. Our trainer has certifications as a Registered Locksmith through the Associated Locksmiths of America, board examined Certified Protection Professional through the American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS), and board examined International Crime Prevention Specialist through the International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners. 

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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