What does it take to be a good surveillance operative?
The ability to blend in.
The secret to successful surveillance? Being invisible. Blending in. Looking like you belong wherever you are.
Before a stakeout, do your homework. Learn where your subject hangs out. Study how people dress in those places. Every clique has a uniform. In a state office building, pleated khaki pants are like an invisibility cloak. In a hipster bar, better wear an ironic t-shirt and roll up your jeans.
Use common sense: You don’t need a fake beard. Just figure out how to fit in, and you’ll disappear into the scene.
And whatever you do, do NOT do it this way: 5 Things Not to Do on Surveillance
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