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Tactical Surveillance-The Investigator's Bible
an investigator's guide to conducting surveillance operations
by Douglas J. Hagmann

Softcover
140 pages
8.5"x11"
Photos, forms, checklists, illustrations, index

retail $45.00
Our Price $36.00


Surveillance is one of the most challenging and difficult tasks that investigators frequently perform, especially after the events of September 11,th, 2001. That's because an increase in public awareness of surveillance practices in general has occurred. Every one hundred years or so, a manual is developed that becomes the national standard reference on a specific subject. On the subject of conducting a professional surveillance, we believe that you will find that Tactical Surveillance, The Investigator's Bible by Douglas J. Hagmann is that manual. Tactical Surveillance is a very comprehensive text that will appeal to new and veteran investigators alike. It is a field guide for the investigator, providing essential information, tips, and refreshing ideas that will aid in training the new surveillance investigator and assist the veteran investigator. The author has logged over 32,000 hours of surveillance and this bible reflects the high quality output and end product found in the author's work product. Thomas Investigative Publications, Inc. is very proud to offer to the private investigative profession this most outstanding manual by one of the leading surveillance investigators of our time. irebound so it lies flat when open for easy field reference.
Massive In-Depth Contents Include:

SURVEILLANCE OVERVIEW
Defining Surveillance & Dispelling Myths
The General Legalities Of Surveillance
Surveillance In Civil Cases
Surveillance In Criminal Cases
Being An Investigator Versus A Surveillance Robot
Surveillance: A Rose By Another Name

NECESSARY QUALITIES OF A
SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATOR

Personality Traits & Psychological Characteristics
Physical Qualifications
Psychological Traits

INTAKE OF A SURVEILLANCE ASSIGNMENT
Basic Information
Other Helpful Information
Trust No One-Verify Everything
Intake Information: A Review

PRE-SURVEILLANCE INVESTIGATION
Become Familiar With The Subject And The Area

INITIAL FIELD INVESTIGATION
Inspection Of A Subject's Residence And Property
Inspection Of A Subject's Vehicle
Author's Note: Personal Case History
Trash Retrieval And Inspection
Trash Collection Methods For Investigators
Chapter Summary
Surveillance Field Inspection And Assessment Form

POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION OF A SURVEILLANCE SUBJECT
Tentative Subject Identification
Using The Department Of Motor Vehicles
Using Pretext And Subterfuge To Identify A Subject
General Pretext Rules And Guidelines

SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT AND PREPARATIONS
Video Cameras
Analog Video Format
Standard VHS
VHS-C
Super VHS
HI-8
Digital Video Format
Micro Digital Video
Digital 8
DVD
The Pinhole Camera: A Brief Overview
Video Camera Modifications For Surveillance
Other Surveillance Equipment

THE SURVEILLANCE VEHICLE
A Survey Of Public Perception
Generally Desirable Vehicle Characteristics
Modifying A Vehicle For Surveillance Use
Dome Light
Solving The Backlighting" Problem
Installation Of Window Material

USE OF PROS, PRETEXTS & SUBTERFUGE TO FACILITATE SURVEILLANCE
General Pretext Guides And Ideas
Leaflets And Door Hangers

 

TYPES OF SURVEILLANCE: AN OVERVIEW
Stationary Or "Fixed" Surveillance
Mobile Surveillance
Single Operative Surveillance
Multiple Operative Surveillance
Static Unmanned Surveillance
(Unattended/Covert Equipment Only)

CONDUCTING MOBILE VEHICULAR SURVEILLANCE
Guidelines For ALL Mobile
Vehicular Surveillance Operations
Single Vehicle, Single Operative Mobile Surveillance
Multiple Operatives Mobile Surveillance
Losing Visual Contact
Author's Note: Personal Case History

SURVEILLANCE TIPS AND ADVICE
Anticipating Exit From A House
Detecting Vehicle Movement
Handling The Elements
Managing Confrontation

PROBLEM SURVEILLANCE AREAS
Gated And Guarded Communities
Farmland And Rural Areas
Areas Of Ethnic Sensitivity

AVOIDABLE SURVEILLANCE MISTAKES

SURVEILLANCE AFTER 9/11
Pre-Surveillance Police Notification
Courtesy Notification

THE SURVEILLANCE REPORT

VIDEOTAPE AND PHOTOGRAPHIC EVIDENCE
Digital Still Photographs
35 Mm Still Photographs
Video Image Reversal

TESTIFYING IN COURT
Preparation Of Testimony
Direct Examination
Cross Examination

APPENDIX
Appendix A: Video Terms
Appendix B: Night Vision Technology
Appendix C: Sample Surveillance Report
Appendix D: Special Security Number Decoding
Appendix E: Phonetic Alphabet

INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Softcover
140 pages
8.5"x11
Photos, forms, checklists, illustrations, index

retail $45.00
Our Price $36.00


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