NDE offers an alternate option to a forced entry. Techniques such as lock picking can allow patrol officers, supervisors, command officers, detectives, surveillance/narcotic officers, special response/SWAT teams, Federal, State, County and Local law enforcement a covert and non- destructive entry method. NDE can be appropriate and helpful for welfare checks, community caretaker functions, suspicious circumstances, search warrants, a tactical option, covert entries, or even a home lockout.

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