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25 Tips for Surveillance Operatives: On Tactics, Equipment, and Reports

25 Tips for Surveillance Operatives: On Tactics, Equipment, and Reports

As featured in Pursuit Magazine

A Private Investigator’s Tricks of the Trade, from Surveillance Prep to Gear and Reports Surveillance is one of the oldest and most common practices in investigative services. But whether you’re gathering protective intelligence on a subject or investigating an insurance fraud case, real-time direct observation remains a useful tool to keep greased in your toolbox .

Investigative and Intelligence Services for Alumni

As a courtesy to our Alumni, we will be offering our investigative services* at ‘no-profit’ rates in order to enable effective information gathering and intelligence development to those with limited resources. No results = no fee.

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Protective Intelligence: Open Source Intelligence Resources

Protective Intelligence: Open Source Intelligence Resources

Protective intelligence is the process of gathering and assessing information about persons who may have the interest, motive, intention, and capability of mounting attacks against public officials and figures.” – USSS Protective Intelligence & Threat Assessment Investigations: A Guide for State and Local Law Enforcement Officials

“Open-source intelligence (OSINT) is intelligence collected from publicly available sources. In the intelligence community (IC), the term “open” refers to overt, publicly available sources (as opposed to covert or clandestine sources); drawn from publicly available material, including: the Internet, the media, photos and geospatial information.” – CIA DNI Open Source Center

Below, we have put together a list of highly effective resources we use while conducting OSINT investigations for protective intelligence; and remember, information is the data obtained through research and the resultant actionable conclusions we formulate from that data is the intelligence.

Surveillance Tips for Investigations & Protective Intelligence

Surveillance Tips for Investigations & Protective Intelligence

One of the oldest and most common practices in investigative services remains the best option in most cases when real-time information is required. Mostly used as a tools for private investigations but also a viable option in order to gather protective intelligence on a subject, surveillance is a very useful tool to keep greased in your toolbox. Surveillance is a skill learned best through experience, however tactics and techniques can also be improved via tips and tricks from seasoned practitioners. Below we have compiled some very effective tactics, techniques and procedures for conducting surveillance investigations, for both private investigators as well as for protective intelligence assignments.

Resources – Counter Surveillance, Deception Detection, Graphology & Behavioral Analysis

Our segment on Counter Surveillance & Behavioral Analysis in our 3 Day Executive Protection Fundamentals Training Course is continuing to gain popularity, set trends, win friends and influence people. Due to the high volume of positive feedback and requests for more, here is a list of resources on the topic. Enjoy, and please keep up the honest feedback – it helps us maintain our relevancy.
counter surveillance and behavioral analysis