Surviellance for Drug Enforcement

  •  16 April, 2024 - 19 April, 2024
     08:00 - 17:00

Course Information:
Length: 4 Days (32 Hours)

Course Description:
This course will cover the use of digital
imagery equipment during static and
mobile physical surveillance operations
in both rural and urban environments.
The course commences with a
comprehensive review of physical
surveillance on day one. The course
introduces the use of digital imagery
equipment on day two, introducing students to basic and advanced
photography/ videography concepts allowing students to capture
imagery during day/ night operations at distances up to 300 meters and
beyond. During day three and four the course continues to build upon
earlier concepts introducing stay behind systems, the use of off the
shelf technology (drones, cell phones etc.) and developing methods for
incorporating said technology into real world operations. The course
extensively uses practical exercises to solidify an operational
understanding of concepts that are taught.

Course Objectives:

  • Gain basic understanding of various physical surveillance and
    counter surveillance techniques for both urban and rural
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of how digital cameras (DSLR/
    Mirrorless) work, allowing for manual photography under all
    meteorological conditions, during day and night operations.
  • Develop ability to capture digital imagery from static and mobile
  • Develop ability to capture illegal acts through digital means
  • Develop ability to capture operationally usable imagery at
    extended ranges (300 meters +)
  • Use common video/ photography tools (phones, drones, home
    security cameras) to capture operational footage while blending in
    with the population
  • Develop planning methodologies to successfully plan operations
    with significant “unknowns”
  • Develop understanding of digital imagery limitations as they relate
    to identifying individuals/ acts under various conditions
  • Each student is strongly encouraged to bring existing departmentowned
    surveillance equipment/systems. This method will allow
    students an opportunity to identify shortcomings in their
    equipment and go back to their respective agencies with fresh
    justification to request better equipment.
    Regional Counterdrug Training Academy

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