Level II - Intermediate Surveillance Training Surveillance Specialty Group | Covert Physical Surveillance

Level II - Intermediate Surveillance Training

 

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Class Hours - Level II: 24 Hour Intermediate Surveillance Training “Unclassified”

COVERT PHYSICAL SURVEILLANCE LEVEL II

SURVEILLANCE SPECIALTY GROUP - SURVEILLANCE TRAINING ACADEMY

Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad

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Office: West 11th Street Houston, Texas 77008
Phone: 832-584-3719
Email: jglad@ssgsta.com
Web page: www.surveillancespecialtygroup.com

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DESCRIPTION

This course involves an eight hour instructor lead careful examination of covert physical surveillance methodology, and 16 hours of field surveillance exercises. Emphases are on development of mobile and foot 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 others and Law Enforcement professionals, radio communications, importance of area knowledge, counter-surveillance detection, disguises, pre-planning, and client briefings. The 16 hours of exercises will have up to 24 students with one instructor to four student ratio, or less, depending on class size. The instructor will offer and the student gain keen insight, constructive criticism, instant and strong critique and advice from the trained and experienced instructor. The instructor will offer an objective view of the student's performance during the exercise and present a pass/fail grade at the conclusion of the exercise. 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.

ORGANIZATION

This is an instructor lead training and 16 hour field exercise in which topics are presented by an instructor, a Power Point Presentation, operational videos and pictorial examples and hands on experience through mobile and foot surveillance exercises. Open dialogue and student interaction during the course will be strongly encouraged and personally presented by the field instructors. There will be a comprehensive interactive instructor lead final examination. The field exercises will be an objective pass/fail by the field instructor. This course is a prerequisite for the Level III surveillance course which consists of five days of field exercises. Students must pass the final exam and all field exercises to proceed to the next level, Level III. After completing Level II, the student's level of expertise will be at the intermediate level and trained well enough to be an effective contributor, and beneficial to the operation while performing surveillance and will not jeopardize surveillance operations. The Level II course assumes no previous surveillance experience nor training, therefore the initial eight hours will emphasize on how to set up, use equipment, vulnerabilities, how not to be detected while performing surveillance, and surveillance reporting. The next 16 hours will sharpen their knowledge and road skills through the exercises.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To introduce the students to surveillance objectives, planning, coordinating, and directing a covert surveillance. The field surveillance exercises are designed to give the student a hands-on approach and experience in surveilling a subject while putting to use the classroom training. The student will experience the adrenaline, chaos, difficulties, the feeling of being exposed, judgments and critical decision opportunities while multi-tasking in split second situations presented to the surveillant.

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

To educate students of the importance in preparedness, attentiveness, area knowledge, discretion levels, safety issues, vehicle and foot surveillance situations and to educate through hands on experiences.

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

COURSE TOPICS, ILT 8 HOUR COURSE

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

COURSE TOPICS, 16 HOUR EXERCISE COURSE

Students will perform multiple foot surveillance exercises in an eight hour period. The exercises will be in a progressive manner starting with a simple task and short exercise then progressing to the two hour exercise which is designed to present valuable learning experiences.

Students will perform multiple vehicular surveillance exercises in an eight hour period. The exercises will be in a progressive manner starting with a simple task and short exercise then progressing to the two hour exercise which is designed to present valuable learning experiences.

TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES

  • Students should bring writing instruments and paper. All other course materials will be supplied by SSG.
  • Valid driver's license

GRADING PLAN AND PRACTICES

There will be an instructor lead comprehensive written final examination at the end of the first day's lesson. The exam will consist of fill in the blank terminology, true and false questions and surveillance situational questions, all of which are discussed in class. Field exercises will be graded by the student's assigned field instructor.

A student will fail the class immediately if at any time during any exercise that the student is deemed a danger or dangerous to the public while performing in surveillance duties

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

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT

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

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

  • Evacuation procedures and routes - To be determined at class site
  • First aid and first aid kit - To be determined at class site
  • Emergency ambulance - To be determined at class site
  • Security (if needed) - To be determined at class site

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.

SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

For the most part, graduating students will be able to perform at the intermediate level in covert physical surveillance without jeopardizing the case, fellow teammates and be a productive and efficient surveillance specialist. However, there should be strong consideration from these students to enroll in Level III surveillance training. Level III consists of a four hour review of surveillance methodology and terminology and 36 hours of field exercise based training through real life situations.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

The eight hour class is a set and structured lesson plan which will have very little deviation to it. The two 8-hour field exercises are designed to be flexible and has little time restrain to them. The importance is to guarantee each student is exposed to critical surveillance lessons, therefore an exercise may run over the stated time frame.

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Level II, ILT Agenda at a Glance
7:00am to 5:00pm
7:00am - 8:00am Seminar registration
8:00am - 8:20am Instructor and student introductions
8:20 - 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
12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm -1:30pm Radio communications & the importance of area knowledge
1:30 - 2:00pm Surveillance detection
2:00pm - 3:00pm Surveillance photography & techniques
3:00pm - 4:00pm Surveillance reporting
4:00pm - 5:00pm Interactive/Instructor lead written exam

Level II, Field EXERCISE Agendas at a Glance
Foot surveillance exercises
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am - 9:00am Review of surveillance terminology & surveillance types, surveillance pre planning, surveillance assignments, initial movement & cover stop assignments, the do's and don'ts, cover stories, unwanted interaction indicators, how to avoid unwanted interaction and blowing your cover
9:00am - 9:30am Released to the field to begin foot field exercises with brief of exercises and assignments
9:30 - 12:00 noon Perform progressive foot exercises. Each exercise will conclude with a short critique and grade of each student's performance
12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Perform remaining progressive foot exercises
4:00pm - 4:30pm Adjourn back to classroom
4:30pm - 5:30pm Review exercises and individual performances with an objective comprehensive critique and grade of each student's performance.

Level II, Field EXERCISE Agendas at a Glance
Vehicular surveillance exercises
8:00am to 5:30pm
8:00am - 9:00am Again, Review of surveillance terminology & surveillance types, surveillance pre planning, surveillance assignments, Initial Movement & cover stop assignments, the do's and don'ts, cover stories, unwanted interaction indicators, how to avoid unwanted interaction and blowing your cover
9:00am - 9:30am Released to the field to begin field exercises with brief of exercises and assignments
9:30 - 12:00pm Perform the progressive vehicular exercises. Each exercise will conclude with a short critique and grade of each student's performance
12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Perform remaining progressive vehicular exercises
4:00pm - 4:30pm Adjourn back to classroom
4:30pm - 5:30pm Review exercises and individual performances with an objective comprehensive critique and grade of each student's performance.

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.

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