Level III - Advanced Surveillance

 

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COURSE SYLLABUS

Class Hours - Level III: 40 Hour Advanced Surveillance Techniques “Unclassified”

ADVANCED SURVEILLANCE TECHNIQUES

SURVEILLANCE SPECIALTY GROUP - SURVEILLANCE TRAINING ACADEMY

Lead Instructor: Joseph M. Glad

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

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A. DESCRIPTION

This course involves a four hour instructor lead careful re-examination of covert physical surveillance methodology, and 36 hours of field surveillance exercises. Emphases are on honing skills involving the central workings of mobile and foot surveillance tradecraft, advanced photographic tradecraft, advanced vehicular and foot vulnerabilities and methodologies, tricks of the trade, surveillance focal points, discretion, and pre-planning of surveillance operations. The 36 hours of field exercises will have up to 24 students with one instructor to four student ratio, or less,depending on class size. The instructor will offer the student keen insight, constructive criticism, instant feedback 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. This course is designed to be implemented into Criminal Justice College curriculums as a Continuing Education Unit, Law Enforcement professionals, and for the private sectors within the private investigations profession.

B. ORGANIZATION

This is a four hour instructor lead training and 36 hours of complex surveillance field exercise. During the 36 hours of exercises there will be an open dialogue and student interaction which will be strongly encouraged and personally presented by the field instructors as the exercises unfold. The field exercises will be an objective pass/fail score by the field instructor. Students must pass all field exercises to pass the course. After completing Level III, the student's level of expertise will be at the advanced level and trained well enough to be extremely effective and efficient while performing a covert physical surveillance. The Level III course assumes previous surveillance experience has been obtained through some form of structured training, therefore the initial four hours will place emphases on how surveillance operates, sets up, moves with you, specialized equipment, safety and surveillance vulnerabilities.The next 36 hours will sharpen their surveillance skills through intense field exercises.

Documentation of previous training received must accompany the student's application.

C. COURSE OBJECTIVES

1. To re-introduce the students on how surveillance operatives plan, coordinate, and direct 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 previous learned basic and intermediate surveillance techniques. 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.
2. To introduce the students to advanced vehicle and foot surveillance techniques while 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, discretion levels, safety issues, vehicle and foot surveillance situations and to educate through hands on experiences.
4. To provide students with opportunities to develop advanced surveillance skills through abundant assortment of surveillance exercises.

D. COURSE TOPICS, ILT 4 HOUR COURSE

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. Initial movements of a surveillant or surveillance team
7. Vehicular surveillance demeanors,vehicular surveillance vulnerabilities
8. Foot surveillance demeanors,foot surveillance vulnerabilities

E. COURSE TOPICS, 36 HOUR FIELD EXERCISE COURSE

1. Students will perform multiple foot surveillance exercises in a 12 hour period. The exercises will be in a progressive manner starting at an intermediate level of difficulty then progressing to a more complex and diverse surveillance exercise.
2. Students will perform multiple vehicular surveillance exercises in a 24 hour period, three day period. The exercises will begin at the intermediate level and quickly progress to the advanced level.

F. TEXT AND REQUIRED SUPPLIES

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

G. GRADING PLAN AND PRACTICES

There is not a written exam for this course but each field exercises will be graded by the student's assigned field instructor. The student must pass all exercises in order to pass the course.

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

H. 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 attire
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

I. 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

J. 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.

K. SUGGESTIONS FOR SUCCESS

Graduating students will be able to perform surveillance at a very high and discreet level and without trepidation. The students will gain driving skills, confidence, and hone the skill of multitasking while performing their surveillance duties.

L. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

The 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.

Surveillance Specialty Group - Surveillance Training Academy

Level III, Field Excercise Agendas at a Glance

Foot surveillance exercises

Day one, 8am to 5:30 pm

7:00a - 8:00am Seminar Registration
8:30 - 12:00 noon Instructor and student introductions
Surveillance terminology
Surveillance types
Surveillance pre planning
Surveillance assignments
Initial Movement & cover stop assignments, do's and don'ts
Alerting Vehicle and foot vulnerabilities
Lunch 12pm - 1:00pm
1:00pm - 1:30pm Begin foot field exercises with brief of exercises and assignments
1:30 - 4:00pm Perform foot exercises

Each exercise will conclude with a short critique of each student's performance

4:00 - 4:30pm Conclude first day's exercises
4:30 - 5:30pm Review exercises and individual performances with an objective comprehensive critique and final grade of each student's performance

Surveillance Specialty Group - Surveillance Training Academy

Level III, Field Excercise Agendas at a Glance

Foot surveillance exercises

Day two, 8am to 5:30 pm

8:00am - 8:30am Review of previous day's exercises
8:30 - 9:00am Released to the field to begin field exercises with brief of exercises and assignments
9:00 - 12:00 noon Perform advanced foot exercises. Each exercise will conclude with a short critique and grade of each student's performance
12 noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm - 4:00pm Perform remaining advanced foot exercises
4:00 - 4:30pm Adjourn back to classroom
4:30 - 5:30pm Review exercises and individual performances with an objective comprehensive critique and grade of each student's performance.

Surveillance Specialty Group - Surveillance Training Academy

Level III, Field Excercise Agendas at a Glance

Vehicular surveillance exercises

Day three, four, and five, 8am to 5:30 pm

8:00 - 8:30am Review of previous day's exercises
8:30 - 9:00am Released to the field to begin field exercises with brief of exercises and assignments
9:00 - 12:00 noon Perform advanced vehicular exercises. Each exercise will conclude with a short critique and grade of each student's performance
12:00 noon - 1:00pm Lunch
1p - 4:00pm Perform remaining advanced vehicular exercises
4:00 - 4:30pm Adjourn back to classroom
4:30 - 5:30pm Review exercises and individual performances with an objective comprehensive critique and grade of each student's performance.

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