ACTIVE CORRECTIONS & LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY
“Covert, continuous, periodic watching of persons, vehicles, places or objects to obtain intelligence concerning the activities and identities of an individual or individuals.”
This course was designed for
Officers/Detectives assigned to Narcotics, Gangs, Vice/Human Trafficking, or
Specialized Units. This intense three (3) day course will provide
the students with the skillset to effectively employ stationary, foot, and
mobile surveillance techniques. Surveillance is an “Art” that requires
training, discipline, and patience. Most investigations involve conducting
surveillance of individual(s) without being detected, which is why
understanding and utilizing proven techniques is so important. This is the most realistic and hands-on training
Day One will consist of classroom lecture focused on the tradecraft of surveillance techniques, counter-surveillance techniques, mobile surveillance, goals/objectives of surveillance operations, field operations pre-planning, decision making and case documentation. The lecture will also include the legal use of surveillance equipment and tracking devices. Search Warrant elements will be examined and templates will be provided.
Day Two will consist of field exercises where the students will conduct surveillance on role player targets. Rapid decision making in the field, radio communications, team operations and case coordination will also be covered.
Day Three will consist of a practice application covert operation where the students will apply the skills sets and techniques learned during the course.
Students will need to provide an unmarked department or personal vehicle for the practical application portion (day two and three). However, communications devices are provided.