Surveillance and Surveillance Detection

This 5 day course from ESI is designed to teach students primarily with a close protection background how to protect their Principal against sophisticated threats through conducting Surveillance and Surveillance detection. Surveillance and Surveillance Detection is an often neglected part of close protection training.

If a surveillance team is observing your Principal they are possibly gathering intelligence prior to carrying out an attack or kidnap. Either way, any surveillance team identified shadowing your Principal poses a very significant and immediate threat.

In this course, you will learn how to detect if your Principal has been placed under surveillance. You will learn what to look out for and how to apply Surveillance Detection to confirm you have Surveillance, by designing and implementing Surveillance Detection routes. By the end of this ESI course you will be able to carry out sophisticated ‘overt’ and ‘covert’ drills to gather intelligence on the most sophisticated of surveillance teams.

Subjects that will be covered:

  • ​Purpose of surveillance and surveillance detection
  • Pre-planning, preparation, and briefing of surveillance
  • Surveillance detection operations
  • Basic surveillance and surveillance detection tactics
  • Surveillance and surveillance detection team set up
  • Foot and mobile surveillance methods
  • Recognizing surveillance teams
  • Covert and overt surveillance and surveillance detection techniques
  • Surveillance detection routes, foot, and vehicle
  • Covert and overt communications
  • Demeanor conducting surveillance and surveillance detection
  • Note-taking and report writing