TACTICAL SURVEILLANCE
THE INVESTIGATOR'S BIBLE
AN INVESTIGATOR'S GUIDE TO CONDUCTING
SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS
By Douglas J. Hagmann
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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.

You will not find any useless padding in this excellent work. Every page is brimming with clear, fresh and crisp references, tips, techniques, and know-how on conducting a tactical surveillance. This in depth bible is the very best manual on conducting a tactical surveillance published to date.

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
• Appendsix D: Special Security Number Decoding
• Appendix E: Phonetic Alphabet

INDEX
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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. 8 1/2 X 11, wirebound so it lies flat when open for easy field reference. Photos, forms, checklists, illustrations, index, 140 pages.

TACTICAL SURVEILLANCE
THE INVESTIGATOR'S BIBLE
AN INVESTIGATOR'S GUIDE TO CONDUCTING
SURVEILLANCE OPERATIONS
By Douglas J. Hagmann
eBook, 140 pages - $19.95

Click Here To Order Online Now