This is a 40 plus hour basic program of instruction which teaches the officer or investigator the how-to's of physical surveillance operations. The course covers a variety of subjects that are essential to any investigator who will perform surveillance duties. Specific instruction will be provided on how to plan and conduct fixed, foot and mobile surveillances in urban and suburban areas. PRACTEX's will require the students to participate in a series of scenario-driven foot and vehicle surveillances.
This 40 plus hour, 5 day period of instruction (POI) is designed to teach the attendees how to discreetly detect hostile surveillance activities, and once detected will provide each student with a variety of methods and special techniques which will tend to render many such activities ineffective. It will focus on physical and technical surveillance techniques used by foreign police and intelligence agencies to observe and monitor the activities and movements of individuals operating in both permissive and non-permissive environments.
This two day training seminar is designed specifically for law enforcement officers and first responders who are first on the scene of dangerous tactical incidents as well as for those individuals who are either executing a search warrant or surreptitious legal entry. This series of lectures could resolve the possibility of liability and prevent potentially deadly consequences by instructing the student in the recognition of actual and precursors of IEDs, Chemical, Biological and Radioactive devices and materials. The students that have attended similar courses have shown a remarkable ability to mitigate many potentially dangerous scenarios and assist their agencies to more thoroughly complete its mission.
Techniques in Support of Physical Surveillance Operations is a 40 plus hour special POI. The primary focus of instruction and PRACTEX's will be on the principles of observation, memorization, recall and description with heavy emphasis on learning techniques that aide in memory retention; names, faces, places/locations. This proprietary program was designed for those who, because of their operating environments are not able to take or possess notes, or photographs, or make video or audio recordings. Specific topics covered will include observation, memory and visualization, to include rational imagery; linking how to use recall of locations and places; visual perception, interpretation and verbalization. It will also include practical techniques for enhanced memory improvement which will include specific PRACTEX's on the stages of memory, i.e.; registration, retention, retrieval, forgetting, memory process, characteristics, capacity (short and long term memory), and many other related topics and techniques of tremendous value to operators who are required to perform CTR type duties in semi non-permissive environments.