Surveillance Training


We provide a range of courses that are aimed at those individuals or organisations who utilise (or seek to utilise) covert investigation techniques. The courses ensure that all those involved in the investigative process and the gathering of evidence through surveillance techniques remain compliant with the legislation whilst producing safe evidence for the judicial process.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Authorising Officer Refresher

The aim of this course is to provide students with a reminder of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) legislation that governs covert investigation techniques and their (legal) responsibilities in relation to it.  It will also provide students with advice, guidance and suggested ‘best practice’.

RIPA Awareness

The aim of this course is to provide students with an awareness of the legislation that governs covert law enforcement tactics as well as an input on understanding the thought processes required for the consideration of such activity.

Covert Surveillance

The aim of this course is to give students an understanding of the surveillance cycle leading to stakeouts, triggers, third-party awareness, dress and mannerisms and covert photography. The surveillance training begins with a short theory period, followed by extensive real-time exercises. Mobile and foot surveillance will also be taught followed by Anti-Surveillance (AS) and Counter Surveillance (CS) which will produce a well-rounded surveillance operator.

Technical Surveillance

Develops the understanding and skills required to plan, construct, conceal and deploy covert camera / audio and tracking devices. The use of GSM, RF, Wifi and Bluetooth will be taught and exercised during the course.  A number of real-time exercises will be conducted that require the student to place and secure devices in both urban and rural locations. Due to the locations of certain tasks students will also be required to conduct close target reconnaissance which will be taught as part of the course.

Technical Surveillance Counter Measures (TSCM)

Ideally, the Technical Surveillance course will be completed prior to attending the TSCM course.  The course is designed to teach the basic and advanced procedural concepts of conducting a counter-surveillance investigation. The students will be taught using the most advanced TSCM equipment available. You will learn the theory behind covert devices, GSM, RF, Wifi and Bluetooth technology.

The student will be taught to use the following;

  • IMSI & IMEI catcher
  • Spectrum Analyser
  • Telephone Line Analyser
  • Wifi & Bluetooth Analyser
  • RF Scanners
  • Non-Linear Junction Detector
  • Camera Lens Finder
  • Thermal Imagery
  • Physical Search Equipment

Physical Penetration Testing (Red Teaming)

The course is delivered in the following modules;

  1. Photography – Accurate photography provides the framework that enables successful surveillance and effective intelligence gathering from a target building or person.
  2. Surveillance – Designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required in planning and managing tactical surveillance procedures.
  3. Hostile Reconnaissance – Time spent in hostile reconnaissance (HR) will generally outstrip the time on physical penetration by 10 to 1. The success of any attack comes from thorough planning and detailed rehearsals. The student will be taught both overt and covert (day and night) approaches for gaining access to a building.
  4. Behavioural Awareness and Avoiding Detection – The student will be taught the psychology behind certain behaviours and the associated body language. This will give an understanding of the environment the surveillance operator is working in and how to blend in with the baseline.

On completion of each module, a real-life Physical Penetration Test will be conducted enabling the student to practice the learning from each of the modules.