Security surveillance systems.
Wire taps are investigative monitoring and eavesdrop activities. The recording of
telephone communications at MP operations desks is considered to be a form of
command center communications monitoring.
This monitoring is done to provide a
record of proof for emergency communications.
This type of monitoring is not
restricted in the same way that wiretapping and other forms of eavesdropping are.
DA Message 021847Z, provides the policy for wiretap, investigative
monitoring, and eavesdrop activities.
DA Message 222145Z, Feb 77, amended
that policy by making the restrictions apply to all departments of Army
personnel worldwide. This applies to all personnel. These restrictions are
not limited to MP investigative personnel.
AR 105-43 provides policy for office telephone monitoring and communications
AR 380-53 also provides policy for
communications management monitoring.
AR 525-1 provides policy for monitoring
command and control operations centers.
Security surveillance systems are closed circuit videotape systems with audio
capability. This equipment be used for security purposes. When this equipment is
used, there must be notices posted in plain view at all entrances to the facility.
This will give all people entering the facility clear warning that this type of
monitoring is going on.
The recording of interviews and interrogations is authorized.
The person being
interviewed must be aware that what he is saying and that
any testimony or
statement he makes is being recorded.
There are numerous sources of information to draw from.
Some of the most common
Criminal information records.
National crime information center (NCIC).
Each of these common sources is discussed in detail below: