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Trojan Securities advanced surveillance, intelligence gathering & counter surveillance operations course, designed for operating in hostile environments.

The advanced surveillance 5 day course is designed at conducting surveillance, intelligence and counter surveillance operations in hostile environments, with an emphasis on successfully detecting hostile or third party activities. The training course will cover the basics then move onto the intermediate and advanced areas of surveillance, intelligence gathering and covert surveillance techniques.

  • Surveillance observation & awareness

  • Surveillance definitions & objectives

  • Surveillance techniques (static, mobile foot & mobile vehicles)

  • Threat assessments, threat analysis & target identification process

  • Intelligence gathering & surveillance detection

  • Terrorist & hostile surveillance techniques

  • Surveillance operations planning & management

  • Counter surveillance & intelligence techniques

  • Personal security & kidnap awareness

Surveillance Course Firearms (Covert Weapons) Module

The firearms module is designed and developed for surveillance and covert intelligence gathering operations. Covering all aspects of safety, security and self-defense while carrying a firearm on surveillance operations.

The firearms module can be tailor made for any protocol that an agency or unit may have regarding the carrying of a firearm while conducting surveillance and intelligence gathering operations, this will ensure no conflicts with departmental polices with the firearms training module.

Firearms Module Overview

  • Safety of carrying firearms

  • Different types of firearms used for surveillance & intelligence operations

  • Situational awareness while carry firearms

  • Different types of placement for carry firearms

  • Communication skills & dealing with non-threatening & threatening situations

  • Use of force (administration & departmental polices with firearms)

  • Introduction into using a firearm while concealed

  • Different shooting positions (orthodox & UN orthodox)

  • Shooting while under stress, malfunctions & stoppages, multiple situations

  • Introduction into firearms in and around vehicles

  • Shooting from & around vehicles

  • Using cover, developing solutions to different situations

  • Legal aspects to using a firearm while conducting surveillance & intelligence operations

During the training course students will be made aware of the methods of operation used by various terrorists criminal groups and how to detect and defeat these said measures. All the core skills are then put into practice by carrying out supervised surveillance and intelligence exercises, with an emphasis on successfully detecting criminal and terrorist hostile activities.

Basic Surveillance Overview

  • Introduction of surveillance and intelligence gathering operations

  • General Surveillance awareness

  • Roles and responsibilities of surveillance operators

  • Types of surveillance (static, mobile foot, mobile vehicle)  

  • Surveillance techniques (mobile foot & mobile vehicle)

  • Communications while working surveillance operations  


Static Surveillance

  • Rural surveillance operations

  • Urban surveillance operations


Mobile Foot Surveillance

  • Conducting foot surveillance as an individual

  • Conducting foot surveillance as a team

  • Use of public transport within surveillance and intelligence operations


Mobile Vehicle Surveillance

  • Surveillance driving introduction, roles and responsibilities

  • Introduction to mobile surveillance, individual & small teams

  • Mobile surveillance, multiple vehicles

  • Use of public transport within mobile surveillance operations


Mobile Foot & Vehicle Surveillance 

  • Using mobile foot and mobile vehicle skills together

  • Surveillance and intelligence gathering active exercises


Intermediate/ Advanced Overview

  • Setting up a surveillance and intelligence operations room  

  • Close target reconnaissance (CTR)  

  • Surveillance detection

  • Surveillance teams (multiple teams)

  • Terrorist & hostile surveillance  

  • Night surveillance operations

  • Anti-surveillance techniques

  • Counter surveillance techniques



  • How to conduct anti surveillance techniques

  • Anti-surveillance operations using skills taught

Counter Surveillance

  • How to conduct a counter surveillance operation

  • Counter surveillance exercise using all skills taught


Personal Security

The personal security phase is designed to teach the student preventative measures to be used in everyday life to safeguard against becoming a potential target.

  • Situation awareness

  • Kidnap awareness & situations

  • Security procedures (home, office & traveling)

  • Reaction to possible threats

  • Dealing with confrontations

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