Surveillance / Counter-Surveillance

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines surveillance as “the covert and accurate observation of persons, places or things for the purpose of obtaining physical and visual evidence concerning identities or activities of subjects for evidentiary or intelligence gathering purposes.” Surveillance is an integral part of investigative work whether conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies or private investigative firms.

This class will cover the basic elements of the art and science of surveillance as taught to agents of our most elite federal law enforcement agencies. Taught by a former senior special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, this is a comprehensive course and will cover the following topics:

  • Purpose of Surveillance
  • Objectives
  • Pre-Surveillance Planning and Preparation
  • What makes a great surveillance agent?
  • Basic Surveillance Tactics
  • Surveillance Team Set Up
  • How not to get Burned
  • Mobile Surveillance
  • General Tactics
  • Common Mistakes
  • How do Bad Guys Burn Surveillance?
  • Technical Surveillance
  • Audio Surveillance
  • Foot Surveillance
  • Team Leader Preparation
  • Handling Common Surveillance Situations
  • Safety of Surveillance Agents
  • Note Taking / Report Writing

Surveillance Training Programs

  • Introduction to Surveillance Theory and Technique (Two-hour Webinar)
  • Surveillance Theory and Technique (Four-hour Classroom Lecture)
  • Surveillance / Counter-Surveillance (Four-hour Classroom Lecture)
  • Surveillance Practical Program (40-hour Basic Surveillance Course & Field Training Exercise
  • Surveillance Practical Program (80-hour Advanced Surveillance Course) & Field Training Exercises

Please contact us for help with surveillance / counter-surveillance training.