Surveillance Tradecraft Contents Chapter 1 Covert Surveillance * Definitions, types and objectives * Methods of surveillance * The surveillance operator * Personal appearance and dress * Types of surveillance target * Third party awareness * Loss versus gain * Principle phases of surveillance Chapter 2 Planning & Preparation * Planning and objectives * The target person * Sources of information * The surveillance start point * Target reconnaissance * Recce reports * Surveillance triggers Chapter 3 Evidence & Law * Human Rights Act * Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act * Key definitions * Protection from Harassment Act * Criminal Procedure and investigations Act * Trespass * Use of trackers * Data Protection Act and CCTV * Evidence Gathering * Describing people * Night Vision * Memory & perception * Surveillance logs & reports * Witness Statements * Eye witness testimony * Preservation of evidence * Surveillance briefings and debriefings Chapter 4 Communications * Types of communication equipment * Mobile and handheld radios * Antennas & frequencies * Covert systems * Radio security * Brevity code systems * Radio call signs and networks * Voice procedure * Spot Codes * Encryption * The click system Chapter 5 Surveillance Equipment * The car bag * Basic equipment * Vehicle tracking * Technical triggers * Surveillance vans Chapter 6 Foot Surveillance * Foot surveillance compromises * Foot tactics: stake out, pick up, follow, housing * ABC system: follows, handovers, cornering, losses * Shadow cars * Covert communications * Cafes & public houses * Buildings with multiple exits * Buses & trains * Underground rail networks * Deploying from a vehicle Chapter 7 Mobile Surveillance 1 * The surveillance team * Types of vehicles * Mobile equipment * Mobile communications * Mobile tactics: stake out, pick up, follow, housing * Stakeouts: primary, secondary, tertiary * Action on a standby * Mobile voice procedure * Tactics: handovers, losses, changing direction, stops * Car parks and dead ends Chapter 8 Mobile Surveillance 2 * Progressive tactics * Parallels * Losses * Motorway tactics * Night mobile surveillance * Motorbike surveillance * Rolling stakeouts * Single handed surveillance * Road Traffic Accidents Chapter 9 Static Surveillance * Observation posts * Vehicles OP's * Surveillance vans * Van compromises * Covert Cars (boot fits) * Urban OP's * Planning an OP Chapter 10 Rural Surveillance * Types of rural OP * Camouflage & concealment * Rural OP planning & reconnaissance * OP team insertion: routes, countdown markers, drop off points * Alternative plans * Animals & wildlife * Establishing the OP * Construction of rural hides * OP equipment * OP team extraction: routes, countdown markers, pick points * OP compromises * Field craft * Close Target Recce Chapter 11 Technical Surveillance * CCTV: cameras, recorders, monitors * Rural rapid deployment CCTV systems * Hard wired audio monitoring * Radio transmitting devices * Cellular network transmitters * Telephone monitoring * Computer & data monitoring * Technical surveillance counter measures * Counter surveillance equipment * Legal issues Chapter 12 Surveillance Detection * Definitions: anti surveillance & counter surveillance * Anti surveillance on foot * Anti surveillance whilst mobile * Anti surveillance detection routes * When anti surveillance drills will be used * Counter surveillance detection routes * Planned and unplanned detection routes * Single handed and team SDR's * Continuous SD routes * SD routes with stops * Automatic number plate recognition Chapter 13 Still & Video Photography * Digital SLR cameras * Image size, resolution & compression * How a Digital SLR camera works * Correct exposure: aperture, shutter speed, focal length * Exposure modes * Depth of field * Lenses: types, speeds * Film speed and ISO, up rating * Metering & exposure compensation * Focusing * Video Photography * Covert video cameras * Bag fits & body worn systems Chapter 14 Surveillance Work and Training * Applying for work * Training companies * Surveillance qualifications * Training Courses * Foot & Mobile surveillance * Technical training * Surveillance Detection * Rural Surveillance * Digital Photography * Professional Witness * Top 10 operator mistakes
Peter Jenkins is the director of surveillance training company ISS Training Ltd. He has been managing his own commercial and corporate investigation business in Yorkshire for the past 20 years. Previous to this, Peter author spent 12 years in the Royal Marines where he specialised in various roles which included reconnaissance, intelligence, counter terrorism and instructing. Peter Jenkins continues to carry out surveillance work on a regular basis and regularly instructs on surveillance training courses for private companies, government enforcement agencies, specialist military units and close protection companies worldwide. Surveillance Tradecraft is the third book by Peter Jenkins, his other published works include 'Covert Surveillance' and 'Advanced Surveillance'