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Chapter 1 Covert Surveillance

Below are the questions and indicative answers to Covert Surveillance Theory by each chapter.

 

If you are taking the assessments for the Level 4 NQF qualifications in surveillance, you are advised not to copy and paste these answers into your workbook. It will be easily noticed if you do, and you will be struck off for plagiarism.

 

Only the indicative content is included, not the complete answers, therefore you will have to answer your questions in full to level 4 standard.

Chapter One Questions – Covert Surveillance

 

1          Explain different types of surveillance teams.

 

  • Type of team:

  • Foot surveillance teams

  • Static O.P. teams

  • Mobile surveillance teams

  • Use of motorbike & taxis

  • Use of Drones

  • Combined surveillance team with technical support

 

2.         Explain different methods of surveillance.

 

  • Methods of surveillance

  • Foot, Mobile, Static, Technical

  • Covert or Overt

  • Long term or short term

  • Rural or Urban

  • Directed or Intrusive

 

3.         Explain how a surveillance operator should dress and appear.

 

  • Below base line

  • Bright colours

  • Contrasting colours

  • Environment

  • Practical

  • Weather

  • Vehicle

  • Accessories

  • Uniformity

  • Carriage & Demeanour

 

4.         Explain what clothing should be avoided.

 

  • Uniformity

  • Certain colours

  • Logos & designs

  • Environment

  • Out of area

  • Military style

  • Brand names

  • Military watches

 

5.         Describe the personal qualities of a surveillance operative.

 

  • Quick thinking & quick to react

  • Reactions

  • Act naturally

  • Fit into backgrounds

  • Good eyesight & good hearing

  • Memory

  • Talker and actor

  • Physically fit

  • Initiative

  • Team

  • Astute

  • Proficient using equipment

  • Driving skills

  • Confidence

 

6.         Evaluate three ways in which a surveillance operator can become noticed which may lead to compromise.

 

  • Multiple sightings (10-2)

  • Un-natural behaviour

  • Cross contamination

 

7.   How would you explain the principles of ‘Loss -v- Gain’ or ‘Risk v Reward’?

 

  • Judgement call

  • Risk

  • Exposure levels

  • Heat states

  • Intelligence gained

  • Potential compromise

8.         How would describe being ‘above the baseline’?

 

  • Dress

  • Demeanour

  • Environment

  • Surroundings

  • Public

  • Actions

  • Driving ability

 

End of Chapter One

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