Surveillance is an important and highly effective tool in the investigator’s arsenal. It can take many forms, the following are some of the most common –
There are however two other types…
BAD SURVEILLANCE – conducted by inexperienced, undermanned, poorly equipped, untrained operators who can make a subject aware of their presence. Inexperience and lack of resources equals unsuccessful surveillance.
GOOD SURVEILLANCE – conducted by a well trained, properly equipped team is a cost effective solution in gathering intelligence in ongoing enquiries and an excellent form of evidential proof.
All AIS surveillance staff, male and female, have been trained to the Home Office National Standard, they use the latest equipment, their activities are monitored with regular refresher training and post surveillance de-briefs. They are experienced investigators who know the value of operating professionally and within the law and the ethical gathering of evidence.
“At AIS we treat Surveillance as a sensitive technique and we believe its methods of operation are not a subject for public disclosure.”