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Physical Surveillance

Hours: 8
Tuition: $95

Program Information:

This one day, 8-hour course has been developed to provide a foundation for law enforcement personnel tasked with conducting covert surveillance operations. This often overlooked, and under trained, investigative and intelligence gathering tool can be an essential part of any investigative agency. Participants will learn the key attributes of a good surveillance agent, understand their role in the surveillance at any given point or time, develop sound evidence gathering protocols, and how to conduct overall effective surveillance operations.

Topics include:

  • Physical surveillance vs. Static surveillance

  • Attributes of a good surveillance agent

  • Gathering Intel prior to surveillance deployment

  • Designating a “team leader”

  • Understanding the team concept

  • Effective Communication and Protocols

  • Time and Distance rule

  • Types of physical surveillance

  • Evidence gathering and chain of custody

  • Handling paranoia or over confidence

  • Night time surveillance factors

  • Use and implementation of current technology

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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