Surveillance Training


Whether conducting criminal investigations or investigating suspected terrorist personnel, surveillance skills are a necessary asset that enhances the spectrum of operational capabilities.


The Surveillance Operations Course is designed to familiarize students with counter intelligence surveillance methodologies. The method of instruction is intended to introduce students to proven (unclassified) techniques used by intelligence agencies such as the FBI, CIA and MI5. The instructors at Surveillance Ops have taken these proven techniques and integrated them with criminal investigations to deliver a unique hybrid course that provides the highest level of relevant surveillance training available to agents and investigators in the following fields:


•Federal Intelligence Agencies • Joint Task Forces • Narcotics Units

• Property Crime Units • Plainclothes and Vice Units • District Attorney Investigators

•Corporate Intelligence • International Law Enforcement • ORC Investigators

•Loss Prevention  • Counterfeiting Investigators • Protection Details • DOD Outfits

Students will participate in exercises that are "real world" scenarios similar to the types of investigations or operations they conduct in their work environment. This is part of our custom design. We don't have a "generic" scenario template that we use. Each class is unique and custom tailored to fit the types of surveillance your employees would normally conduct.


We utilize role players during practical exercises. This brings an aspect of realism to the training. The students will have an opportunity to interact with the role player(s) and receive feedback during debriefing sessions. This type of training has been very successful with the FBI, CIA, DOD and others.

We offer:

16 hour 2-day course

32 hour 3-day course

40 hour 4-day course


Below is our curriculum:

•surveillance terminology

•operational considerations

•area familiarization and reconnaissance

•cover for action

•quick disguise changes

•dress and demeanor

•note taking

•operational challenges

•silent commo

•counter surveillance

•surveillance detection routes (SDR)