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Chapter 2 Planning & Preparation

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.

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Chapter 2 Questions - Planning & Preparation

1. Identify examples of what target information is required for planning a surveillance operation.

  • Name (including alias)

  • Address

  • Family

  • Associates

  • Routines or Habits

  • Telephone Number

  • Mode of Transport

  • Awareness Level

  • Have they been under surveillance in the past


2. Explain the relevance of personal information, descriptions and identity codes to the surveillance operative.

  • Accuracy

  • Speed

  • Brevity

  • Clarity

  • Diction

  • Encryption


3. Explain why it is important to know whether the target has been under surveillance previously.
 

  • Awareness levels

  • Triggering

  • Risk & threat

  • Team tactics

  • Consider technical methods


4. Determine the various methods of ‘triggering’ a surveillance.
 

  • Vans

  • Cars

  • Covert Cars (B/F

  • Footman

  • Static O.P

  • Trackers

  • Informants

  • Audio Transmissions

  • Video Transmissions

  • Use of Drones


5. List the phases of a risk assessment.

 

  • Identifying hazards

  • Who might be harmed

  • Evaluate risks

  • Control measures

  • Record findings

  • Review

  • Dynamic Risk Assessments


6. What is a dynamic risk assessment?
 

  • Constant

  • Observing & listening

  • Assessing

  • Hazard & risk

  • Environment

  • Quick decisions


7. Identify the sequence of a surveillance briefing using the mnemonic PASTEAC

 

  • Prelims

  • Area

  • Situation

  • Tasks

  • Execution

  • Administration

  • Command & Communications


8. Identify the sequence of a surveillance briefing using the mnemonic IIMARCH

  • Information

  • Intention

  • Method

  • Administration

  • Risk Assessment

  • Communications

  • Human Rights


9. Identify the sequence of a surveillance de-briefing.
 

  • Intelligence

  • Operational

  • Exposure Levels

  • Good points

  • Improvement points


10. Explain how the exposure or ‘heat states’ system works.
 

  • Exposure

  • Vehicles

  • Multiple sightings

  • Frequency

  • Ten Lives: 9 no exposure, 2 too much exposure

  • Personnel


End of Chapter Two

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