We’ve written a brand new Surveillance course but Scott and I still haven’t come up with an outstanding title that works for what will be in depth and current course on everything a private investigator needs to know about surveillance. The problem is that there are many books written about surveillance and we want our title to really stand out then let the course content do the rest. The course outline can be found below.
Which leads me to announce our first contest!
We will award a $200 IRBstore.com gift certificate (http://IRBstore.com) to the investigator who submits what we feel is the best title for our new online Surveillance course. We will also choose a runner-up winner and award him or her a free PIeducation.com course, an $89.95 value.
You can post your suggested titles in the comments section below or email them to me at email@example.com. Be sure to leave your contact information too. Entries must be submitted to us before 5:00pm (CST) on Wednesday, January, 27 2010 in order to be eligible. On Thursday, January 28, 2009, we will announce the winner here on Pursuit Magazine and notify the winners by email.
If we end up using the winning title for the course, we will acknowledge the winner in the courses’ “acknowledgments and bibliography” section too.
Enter as many suggestions as you want but please do use Google to check whether the title is sufficiently original. Remember, all entries must be submitted to us before 5:00pm (CST) on Wednesday, January, 27 2010.
Have fun, thank you and good luck!
Manager of Continuing Education and eLearning
Managing Editor, Pursuit Magazine
Surveillance Course Outline
INTRODUCTION TO SURVEILLANCE
The Surveillance Objective
PREPARING FOR THE SURVEILLANCE ASSIGNMENT
Getting the Right Information from the Client
Choosing a Surveillance Vehicle
Necessary Surveillance Equipment and Gear
Tailing Methods and Tactics
Positioning and Setting Up
Making Positive Identification of your Subject
Your Own Powers of Observation
Being Approached by Law Enforcement
Courtesy Surveillance Notification
Pretext Scenarios and Examples
Counter Surveillance Indicators
Surveillance Tricks of the Trade
Summer Surveillance Considerations
Winter Surveillance Issues
Managing Emotional and Physical Stress
Improving Your Surveillance Product
An Investigator’s Guide to Writing Well
The Surveillance Report
Writing Excellent Surveillance Reports
Emerging Internet Tools for Pre-Surveillance Checks and Surveillance Reports
Using Internet Mapping & Imaging in your Surveillance Report
Submitting the Final Report: Security, Compatibility and Portability
COLLECTING THE EVIDENCE & PREPARING FOR COURT
Laying a Foundation for Trial
What is allowed on Surveillance Video?
Editing Surveillance Video for Court
Editing Digital Photography for Court
Tips for the Surveillance Investigator Testifying in Court
NEW TECHNOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE METHODS
Wireless and Remote Image Transmission Technology
GPS Tracking Devices
Surveillance over the Internet
Video over IP
THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SURVEILLANCE
Laws and Traffic Violations
Use of Criminal Instrument
Interception of Communications
Use of Pen Register or Trap and Trace Device
Access to Stored Communications
Installation of Tracking Device
Obstructing Highway or Other Passageway
False Alarm or Report
Roping and Entrapment
Surveillance Case Law
Common Surveillance Terminology
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