Covert Surveillance for Private Investigators

In the S2 Covert Surveillance for Private Investigators course, veteran PI Ron Azarello and S2 Staff Instructor Craig Gundry survey the strategies, tactics, and technology available for use in conducting surveillance operations in private investigations. Although the core of this course is focused on surveillance technique and technology, considerable attention is also devoted to important parallel topics such as legal issues, teamwork, report writing, and more. The final exam for this course is administered online as a 20-question multiple-choice test. Upon completion of the test, the score is automatically graded and documented in the student's "My Courses" transcript (accessible from the "My Account" page). In accordance with S2 Online course policy, the student must complete the online test with a passing score of 80% or better to receive a Certificate of Training. If the student does not pass the test the first time, the student has one opportunity to re-test.

Course syllabus:

  1. Surveillance Applications

  2. Target Assessment

  3. Preparations

  4. Stakeouts

  5. Pickup

  6. Vehicle Surveillance

  7. Foot Surveillance

  8. Surveillance Reporting

  9. Surveillance Equipment and Photography

  10. Legal Issues