In this lesson you will learn the methods and techniques on how to conduct a
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Conduct a surveillance.
You will have this subcourse.
You must achieve a score of 70 percent on the final subcourse
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publication: FM 19-20.
a. The twin acts of observation and description are vital to successful
surveillance. Observation is the ability to see with perception. Description
is the ability to describe the observation. Such description must be accurate
The cultivation of the abilities to observe and describe will
improve your surveillance ability and success.
You must, at the same time,
learn the proper terminology and techniques to use.
b. Surveillance is closely related to undercover work.
requires you to commit your official standing to an obscure position.
Surveillance and undercover techniques are used in many ways and for different
purposes. Both, however, are closely related to police observation. The lack
of the ability to observe has been described as "looking without seeing."
It is not easy to train you to develop a sixth sense that results in mental
awareness. Such awareness enables one to sense that things are not quite what
they seem. It leads to an arousal of suspicion. What processes are involved