Three-Day Surveillance & Covert Operations
Wednesday, December 6 - Friday, December 8, 2023
0800 - 1700
Directions: 715 N. Mountain Ave., Suite 200,, Upland, Ca 91786

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“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-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 available!!

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 GPS tracking devices. Search Warrant examples for GPS tracking devices will be provided.     

Day Two will consist of field exercises where the students will conduct surveillance on role players. Decision making out in the field 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.

8 hours of this course are STC Certified!! STC# 05459574

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All payments must be made on-line via Credit Card at the time of registration.  If you are an agency representative and need to register multiple individuals please contact us at We can take care of the registrations for you and have multiple options for group payments. 

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Cancellation Policy:

If Serrato and Associates cancels the course, the full amount of tuition will be refunded or the tuition can be credited to a future course.

If the student/agency cancels prior to 48-hours before the course, the full amount of tuition will be refunded or the tuition can be credited to a future course.  

If the student/agency cancels less than 48-hours prior to the course the tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE. However, the tuition can be credited to a future course.  

If the student "NO SHOWS" the course tuition is NON-REFUNDABLE.  However, the tuition can be credited to a future course. 

For conferences or symposiums, the cancelation refund policy is extended to five (5) business days.

In lieu of cancellation you may transfer your registration to another person without penalty. Cancellations must be made in writing by email to

Cost per person: $325

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