Announcing our 2019 Schedule

Hello! I’m Giulianna, the assistant here at LCI Services Law Enforcement Training.
I bring you some great news. Our 2019 schedule is posted!

For 16 years we have been bringing you the best law enforcement training in the subjects we cover. We take the classroom out into the field for realistic scenarios and hands-on training.

We are already receiving online registrations for next year. As you know, the class sizes are limited to maintain quality training in the field. If you have plans to bring your team to training, I suggest you begin making plans now.

Register today! And don’t forget, if you pay early, you receive a discount.

Upcoming Courses for 2019:

  1. Rolling Surveillance
  2. Advanced Rolling Surveillance II
  3. Chop Shop Investigations and Criminal Sophistication
    with VIN Switching and ID
  4. Undercover Storefront Operations & Major Vehicle Theft Investigations
    with Informant Management (*** see below for a brief description, since we don’t have a page dedicated to this course currently)
  5. Undercover Field Operations

In 2019 we will be in the following locations for LE training (alphabetical order according to state):

  • California: Palm Springs, CA (Southern region)
  • California: San Luis Obispo, CA (Central Coast region)
  • Colorado: Denver, CO (FREE to Colorado LE only)
  • Hawaii: Honolulu, HI (FREE to Hawaii LE only)
  • Oregon: Eugene, OR (Central region)
  • Oregon: Tualatin, OR (Portland region)
  • Nevada: Las Vegas, NV
  • New Mexico: Albuquerque, NM
  • Washington: Tulalip, WA (Marysville/Seattle Region)

We look forward to training with you. It’s going to be amazing and intense. Our best year yet!

“Training as real as it gets; we put the classroom in the field!”

*** Description of Undercover Storefront Operations & Major Vehicle Theft Investigations with Informant development/management course:

Setting up a storefront operation, location, administrative issues, bringing in business, operating time, function, goals and objectives of the storefront, safety, collection of evidence, organizing the operation and productivity, working as an undercover officer (team), cover team, surveillance team and shutting it down with arrests to prosecution.

The beginning stages, vision, and the development of major vehicle theft case Investigation from beginning to end. Organizing a complex case for easy understanding, filing and prosecution, Importance of Identifying the criminal group structure and operational activity, various investigative tools, direction, important resources and intelligence, dealing with the roadblocks that will arise, collecting evidence to support charges, conducting surveillance and special operations as well as when to shut it down. There will be major case studies presented by various detectives/investigators.

Developing and managing informants, contracts and agreements, safety issues when utilizing an informant while working in the field with criminal individuals and groups. Special considerations with prosecutors view of utilizing informant and court testimony.

Happy Boss Day, Mr. Lewis!

L-R: Mr. Tim Lewis, Mr. Jay Stayner, and Ms. Giulianna

I’m Giulianna, one of the assistants as LCI Services.

Today, is Boss’s Day in the United States. It seems like as fitting of a time as any to thank Mr. Lewis for being an exceptional boss! Those of us who are blessed to work Mr. Lewis know that he is a boss with integrity.

He encourages each of us to be our best. He leads by example. And he has more energy than a room full of toddlers after eating cookies.

Sometimes he’s tough. Sometimes he has to correct us. Sometimes he asks us to go out of our comfort zones. I suppose for the others who are/were cops this is nothing new, but for me…let’s just say, it is shaping me.

I doubt anybody really knows how much work Mr. Lewis puts into this company. I would venture to guess that about 350 days a year he works to make LCI Services a success. He is often working from sun-up to late at night, with an occasional nap (you’re allowed to get away with that after you turn fifty).

Why does he work so hard when he’s already a successful boss?

Because he doesn’t believe mediocre is good enough. He genuinely loves what he does and wants to make sure every attendee is getting the best training. His passion is evident in the classroom/field when he’s instructing and role-playing. He believes in always giving 100%.

So what does he do those other 15 days?

He’s hiking or painting. I don’t think he knows how to sit still, except when his age periodically forces him to slow down for a day or two.

Mr. Lewis, we are grateful for your dedication and leadership.
May you have a very Happy Boss Day!

From all of us at LCI Services

Beautiful Skies and Law Enforcement Training in New Mexico!

This will be our 9th consecutive year of training in the enchanted state of New Mexico.

These will be our last courses for 2018, but we will pick it up again in 2019!

September we will start in Albuquerque and in October we will wrap it up in Las Cruces.

We hope you can join us for the best in law enforcement training (for the subject matter presented), some of the most flavorful Mexican food you will ever taste, and enjoy viewing the breathtaking skies!

During your free time, you might choose to see some Native American and Wild West History.  You could possibly visit the places they filmed Breaking Bad and Longmire for some great photo ops.

You can register online today. Classes are filling quickly, be sure to secure your spot, as class size is limited to ensure you get quality training in the field, with our intense hands-on approach.

  1. Rolling SurveillanceAlbuquerque  (Over half-filled)    September 10-14, 2018
    NM POST Accreditation #NM180133
  2. Chop Shop Investigations and Criminal Sophistication – VIN Switching and IDAlbuquerque  (A few spots remaining)   September 18-21, 2018
  3. Rolling SurveillanceAlbuquerque      September 24-28, 2018
    NM POST Accreditation #NM180133     THIS CLASS IS FILLED AND CLOSED
  4. Rolling Surveillance IIAlbuquerque   October 1-5, 2018
    Advanced Foot/Mobile Surveillance – Prerequisite: Rolling Surveillance
  5. Rolling SurveillanceLas Cruces          October 15-19, 2018
    NM POST Accreditation #NM180133


Don’t Miss Out! Our Last Classes for California in 2018

Beat the heat in cool Watsonville (Santa Cruz county)! Enjoy the best, hands-on law enforcement training available, while keeping cool with coastal weather, during this intensely hot summer!

We are wrapping up our California classes for 2018 with Rolling Surveillance and Rolling Surveillance II. Register online now before you miss out on the Early Bird discounts.

Train as a Team

Feel free to bring your team and train together. When everybody is on the same page, you will be all the more effective and successful in your mobile and foot surveillance.

With Rolling Surveillance™ created by Tim Lewis, you will learn the best techniques to keep from burning or losing your operation and then have fun learning hands-on in the uncontrolled environment of the streets, simulating being on the job.

Check out our Testimonials page and see why we are the top in Law Enforcement mobile surveillance training.

Rolling Surveillance is Coming to New Mexico

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department and Las Cruces Police Department are both hosting Rolling Surveillance law enforcement training in September and October 2018, respectively.

Rolling Surveillance is the top in mobile surveillance courses in the country. Tim Lewis, the instructor, originated taking rolling surveillance training for law enforcement into the field, with real life scenarios in uncontrolled environments. This is the first week of a two week course. Be sure to take Rolling Surveillance II to complete your training.

On Monday you learn the techniques and lingo, then on Tues, Wed, and Thurs you will go out into the field and work what you learned on Monday (with occasional debriefs to help you clean up your techniques) , getting the top hands-on training available. Friday is a thorough debrief to see how well you employed what you learned throughout the week and how you can improve upon it!

Be sure to register online today to reserve your spot in the class before it’s full.  We hope to see you there!

Rolling Surveillance Albuquerque, NM September 10-14, 2018

Rolling Surveillance Las Cruces, NM October 15-19, 2018

“Great class – thank you! I learned a lot this week and now I know what I need to do to be better. Most of the agents in our department attended your class and enjoyed it.”
~ Sgt. M. Begay, Gallup P.D., NM

“Enjoyed the training. I had fun and gained a lot of experience.”
~ Agt. C. Morgan, Gallup P.D., NM

“These techniques you have taught have improved our team’s surveillance success by 100%. Thanks for everything.”
~ Det. G. Stone – Albuquerque P.D., NM

“Has to be one of the best courses I have taken in 14 years. Thanks.”
~ Det. J. Jacobson – Albuquerque P.D.

“Instructors are awesome. Best class I’ve been to in many years.”
~ Det. R. Perea – Albuquerque P.D. (NW IMPACT)

Awesome Trip to Medford, OR Region

Thank you, Oregon State Police!

Earlier this month, we had the privilege of training in Central Point, OR at the Oregon State Police station. We are very grateful to those who arranged this and made it possible.

This was our first training in the Medford region and we had a wonderful time with the law enforcement professionals who attended.

This truly was a great bunch of guys and they performed very well as a team during Rolling Surveillance field exercises.

It was our pleasure when many of them came up at the end and shook our hands and thanked us for bringing this class to them.   We hope to be back soon!

In Addition to Law Enforcement Training

Flowering-Cherry-Trees-in-Central-Point-Medford-ORIt was a lovely drive to and from this Rolling Surveillance class.

Oregon is full of breathtaking scenery.

Many streets were lined with flowering trees and in the background, the mountains were all capped with snow. The ornamental cherry trees were all in blossom, as were many pear trees.

We also were able to taste test and buy some of the best cheese, mead, honey, and pears while visiting Oregon.

2018 Off to a Great Start – Chop Shop – Auto Theft Investigations – So Cal

Chop Shop – Auto Theft Investigations Course

Thank you Fontana, California PD for hosting us to train Law Enforcement from around the country in:.

  • VIN Switching
  • Identifying Chop Shops
  • Surveillance Techiniques (to gain more training, please see Rolling Surveillance and Rolling Surveillance II)
  • Organized Criminal Groups
  • Working Together as a Team/Task Force in the Field
  • Many Other Techniques

Please join us for other great training. Our goal is to give you the tools you need to get the criminals off the streets. We go out in the field, because all the training means nothing if you don’t implement it in the real world.

Sweeping for Tracking Devices

In our law enforcement training classes we teach that suspects often exhibit behavior consistent with counter-surveillance techniques or technical surveillance countermeasures, such as using debuggers to sweep for trackers or electronic eavesdropping devices. This being only one of many counter-surveillance techniques, but one we must prepare for during surveillance.

On the Discovery Channel’s Moonshiner’s series, we see this in action. This video will turn right side up when started. 🙂


2018 Law Enforcement Training – Online Registration Now Open

Our 2018 Class Schedule is not only up, but online registrations for most courses are now open. If the class you are seeking is not open for online registrations, please call or email us to reserve your place, as seating is limited in all courses. We already have a few classes filling up, so don’t miss reserving your space.

For 2018 we have training in Hawaii, Southern California, Central California, Northern California, Oregon, Colorado, New Mexico, Maryland (Washington DC region).

Classes per a year are less than years previous to 2014, as our founder/instructor – Tim Lewis – has limited availability to teach. He had planned retirement a couple of years ago, but the law enforcement community requested that Tim continue bringing his expertise to the classroom and his hands-on, in the field training approach. As previous students know, one cannot beat Tim’s enthusiasm, passion, knowledge, and hands-on training style in these courses.

Our hands-on (both classroom and field training) courses for the upcoming year include:

  • Rolling Surveillance, which is also known as physical or mobile surveillance.
  • Rolling Surveillance II, our advanced foot surveillance.
  • Chop Shop – Auto Theft Investigations and Criminal Sophistication, gaining knowledge and experience needed to bust auto theft rings.
  • Undercover Field Operations, a course to help you create your undercover police profile, plan operations, work informants, etc.



Register Now: Chop Shop and Auto Theft Investigations in Fontana, CA January 2018

LCI Services is pleased to announce our first training for 2018. We will start up again in Southern California with our one-of-a-kind hands-on training for Chop Shops – Auto Theft Investigations and Criminal Sophistication – VIN Switching and ID with field exercises.

Our placements are limited and some courses are already filling up for 2018. Now is the time to register via our online form and payment method to reserve your space.  Auto theft is skyrocketing and we have the training to help you catch those behind it. A powerful course for both auto theft task forces and officers seeking to recognize and process chop shops.

Fontana Police Department will be hosting our training January 23-26, 2018. We hope to see you there.

If you are interested in contracting a Chop Shop – Auto Theft Investigations course at your agency, please contact us.

LCI Surveillance Training, Undercover Operative Training, and Chop Shop Investigations

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