Sunday, August 05, 2012

Mobile Surveillance Training Film (1974)

Despite this film being 38 years old, very little has changed in the way of the methods used.

Note that the emphasis is on not being burned (ie detected) so there is an acknowledged higher risk of losing contact. It is better to lose contact and try again later than to blow the whole operation by being detected.

This film covers the pickup and follow phases of mobile surveillance, but not the housing.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Risks of violence on the job

Well, last night was certainly a first.

And not in a good way either. More of a cringingly predictable farce with overtones, and threats, of alcohol-fueled violence.

Here's what went down.