NCTC Course Descriptions

Physical Surveillance

Course Description:

This five-day course is designed for law enforcement officers involved in the tracking and monitoring of suspects through urban, suburban, or rural conditions for the purpose of documenting activities and potentially interdicting upon these actions. The "hands-on" scenario based training course immerses the attendees into surveillance scenarios simulating street crime situations such as drug dealing, burglaries, robberies, and other crimes. Attendees will gain experience and knowledge by conducting actual surveillance on foot, in a vehicle, and in both static and mobile conditions. Surveillance scenarios range from easy to intense. Students must bring a vehicle to use during training scenarios and be able to perform lengthy foot, static, and vehicle surveillance. This course provides classroom instruction as well as conducting "real world" surveillance.

 Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

1.   Perform the necessary skills for conducting physical surveillance
2.   Identify counter-surveillance
3.   Discuss legal issues associated with physical surveillance

 Prerequisites: None

 Course Length: 5 days/ 40 hours

Who May Attend: Law/Code Enforcement


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