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Level I - Basic Surveillance Training

Level I - Basic Surveillance Training

 

Class Hours - 8 Hour Basic Surveillance Training “Unclassified”

BASIC SURVEILLANCE TRAINING

SURVEILLANCE SPECIALTY GROUP - SURVEILLANCE TRAINING ACADEMY

 

Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad

- Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
- Phone: 832-584-3719
- Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
- Web page: Surveillancespecialtygroup.com
- Fee: Call for info

 

A. DESCRIPTION

This course involves a careful examination of covert physical surveillance methodology. Emphases are on development of surveillance tradecraft, photographic tradecraft, vehicular vulnerabilities, foot vulnerabilities, tricks of the trade, surveillance focal points, discretion, surveillance reporting, terminology, surveillance types and responsibilities, critical situation decision making and judgments, ethical issues and personal behavior with other professionals, radio communications, importance of area knowledge, counter surveillance detection, disguises, pre-planning, and client briefings. This course is designed to be implemented into Criminal Justice College curriculums as a Continuing Education Unit, also corporate employees with overseas travels, Law Enforcement professionals and for the private sectors within the private investigations profession.

B. ORGANIZATION

This is an instructor lead training course in which topics are presented by an instructor, a Power Point Presentation, operational videos and pictorial examples. Open dialogue and student interaction will be strongly encouraged. There will be a comprehensive interactive instructor lead final examination. This course is a prerequisite for the Level II and Level III surveillance courses. Students must pass the final exam to proceed to the next level. After completing Level I, the student's level of expertise will be basic but trained well enough to be effective while performing surveillance and to not jeopardize surveillance operations. The Level I course assumes no previous surveillance experience nor training, therefore the initial emphases will be on how to set up, use equipment, vulnerabilities, how not to be detected while performing surveillance, and surveillance reporting.

C. COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To introduce the students to surveillance objectives, planning, coordinating, and directing a covert surveillance.

2. To introduce the students to the vulnerabilities in performing covert surveillances and how to select the proper methodology for the surveillance situation(s).

3. To educate students of the importance in preparedness, attentiveness, area knowledge and discretion levels.

4. To provide students with opportunities to develop basic surveillance skills in hopes of honing surveillance methodology through further structured professional training or on the job training.

D. COURSE TOPICS

1. Definitions of: Surveillance, discretion, discrete, and surveillance detection
2. Surveillance terminology
3. Surveillance types and examples
4. Pre-planning and the initial surveillance phase
5. Team concept, individual concept
6. Surveillance assignments
7. Initial movement and team communications, radio communications
8. Surveillance cover stories, surveillance detection by subject, neighborhood and others
9. Unwanted interactions with client or the public, how to avoid unwanted interaction
10. Vehicular surveillance demeanors, vehicular surveillance vulnerabilities
11. Foot surveillance demeanors, foot surveillance vulnerabilities
12. The importance of area knowledge and tools to educate oneself
13. Disguises for vehicle and oneself
14. Photographic strategies and opportunities

E. TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES

- Students should bring writing instruments and paper. All other course materials will be supplied by SSG.

F. GRADING PLAN AND PRACTICES

- There will be an instructor lead comprehensive written final examination. The exam will consist of fill in the blank terminology, a small amount of true and false questions and surveillance situational questions, all of which are discussed in class. The student's full eight hour attendance is mandatory to pass the class.

GENERAL: Certificates of completion will be presented to the passing students

G. CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT

1. Cell phones will be off or on vibrate. No texting or calling while in the classroom.
2. Dress is business casual
3. Attendance for the entire 24 hour class is mandatory
4. Students are expected to be active learners, which includes verbally participating through discussions and group-discussions

H. EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

1. Evacuation procedures and routes - To be determined at class site
2. First aid and first aid kit - To be determined at class site
3. Emergency ambulance - To be determined at class site
4. Security (if needed) - To be determined at class site

I. STUDENT IDEAS, EVALUATIONS, CRITIQUES, ETC.

For the continued success and growth of the class, student ideas, their comments, suggestions, and strong critiques are encouraged and openly welcomed. The above will be met with the utmost discretion and will be no part of the student's grade.

J. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

For the most part, graduating students will be able to perform the most basic covert physical surveillance without jeopardizing the case or fellow teammates. However, there should be strong consideration from these students to enroll in the Level II surveillance training. Level II class includes 8 hours classroom instruction and 16 hours of exercise-based training through real life situations.

K. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Surveillance Specialty Group - Surveillance Training Academy

Level I Agenda at a Glance (8am to 5pm)

7:00AM - 8:00AM

- Seminar Registration

8:00AM - 8:20AM

- Instructor and student introductions

8:20AM - 9:00AM

- Surveillance terminology & surveillance types

9:00AM - 11:00AM

- Surveillance pre planning, surveillance assignments, initial movement & cover stop assignments, do's and don'ts, cover stories, unwanted interaction indicators, protection against unwanted interaction, how to avoid unwanted interaction and blowing your cover

11:00AM - 12:00 NOON

- Alerting vehicle and foot vulnerabilities

12:00PM - 1:00PM

- Lunch

1:00PM - 1:30PM

- Radio communications & the importance of area knowledge

1:30PM - 2:00PM

- Surveillance detection

2:00 - 3:00PM

- Surveillance photography & techniques

3:00 - 4:00PM

- Surveillance reporting

4:00 - 5:00PM

- Interactive/Instructor lead testing

As stated in this website, The SSG will provide classes in your area for a slightly higher additional cost. The additional cost is related to the level of class requested.

Training Courses

SURVEILLANCE SPECIALTY GROUP - SURVEILLANCE TRAINING ACADEMY

Class Hours - Level I

8 Hour Basic Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • BASIC SURVEILLANCE TRAINING
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level II

24 Hour Intermediate Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • COVERT PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE LEVEL II
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level III

40 Hour Advanced Surveillance Techniques “Unclassified”
  • ADVANCED SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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Class Hours - Level IV

24 Hour Intermediate Surveillance Training “Unclassified”
  • 24 HOUR SURVEILLANCE DETECTION (SD) AND KIDNAP AWARENESS TRAINING
  • Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad
  • Time:
  • Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
  • Phone: 832-584-3719
  • Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
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