Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)
This training will provide the participant the knowledge of proper planning methods and techniques for conducting a successful foot, vehicle and stationary surveillance operation in an urban setting. Participants will receive instruction on: Operational Planning, Concealment Techniques, Prior Intelligence of Target Assessment, Safety Issues, Infiltration and Exfiltration Techniques, Equipment Needs, Personnel and Surveillance Strategies. This is a hands-on training exercise conducted under arduous conditions. Participants should possess a working knowledge of video equipment and be prepared to use it during training.
This course is open to law enforcement surveillance teams that conduct narcotics, major crimes and general surveillance investigations. CT Watch will assign one contractor team consisting of at least two instructors qualified to teach the curriculum and will develop and execute the requested course of instruction for a minimum of 12 and up to 25 law enforcement officers. CT Watch will provide an experienced professional contractor team, supervised by a project manager, to work closely with the client in order to plan, develop and execute this training program.
- Tactical Team operation, preparation and planning
- Surveillance reports and intricacies of documenting investigative surveillance in relationship to investigative and discovery issues
- Legal restrictions (Federal and State) associated with physical surveillance operations
- Driving tactics used for conducting surveillances
- Vehicular and foot concealment surveillance techniques
- Use of disguises, equipment, and communication for and during surveillances
- Situational operations: solo officer, officer team, on foot, in a static or dynamic position, and vehicular (moving or stationary)
- Methodologies to conduct surveillance in urban, suburban, and rural environments
- De-confliction techniques
- Confrontation procedures
- Takedown techniques / Suspect apprehensions
- Conducting an adaptive or flexible surveillance
- Conducting night surveillances
- Recognizing and circumventing counter-surveillance
- Officer safety and survival during surveillance operations
Detective Mike Scott, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau (Ret.) Mike Scott retired as a Detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) with over thirty years of law enforcement experience. Mike’s last assignment for 16 years was to the world renowned Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau. As a LASD Homicide Bureau “Bulldog” Mike gained extensive experience in handling all aspects of Homicide and Death investigations
INSTRUCTOR #2, CIA OPERATIONS OFFICER – Instructor 1 Retired in 2012 with 25 years Counter-Terrorism, HUMINT and Arab / Iranian experience as an Operations Officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He has deep experience in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. He served for many years on a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and has unique knowledge of foreign terrorist networks operating inside the U.S. He is a Subject Matter Expert on HUMINT and the effective penetration of Terrorist Cells in the U.S. He has personally developed, managed and carried out several high profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of wanted foreign terrorists, and effectively dismantled foreign terrorist networks.
INSTRUCTOR #3, FBI SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT – Instructor 2 holds a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelors degree in Political Science. He is a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his tenure with the FBI, Instructor 2 served as an investigator and supervisor on Counter Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Criminal and Civil Rights matters. He served extensively overseas with numerous United States Intelligence Community partners on HUMINT matters and is considered a Subject Matter Expert on Middle East and Foreign Terrorist Organizations.
MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:
12 Minimum and 25 maximum