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Establishing a Surveillance Position

Updated: Jun 19, 2019

When establishing a stationary surveillance position at a residence, there are two things to keep in mind. Pick a spot that will give you a good view without being noticed and one that allows you to go mobile on a subject with ease.


What do I mean by this? I mean you don’t want to have to make a 6 point turn to be able to follow someone. For one, you are increasing the chances of losing them due to the amount of time spent and second, people tend to notice this a bit more. That does not mean you don’t do it if you have to and yes you can without getting burned but it should not be your first option.


General Rule for Newbies: 3 to 5 houses down.


Once you are comfortable with your gear and confident about your tint and you get a bit of experience forget the general rule. I have sat almost directly across the street from the residence if the road is full of cars or 10 houses down with a view when it isn’t. And no I did not get burned. It truly depends on the situation. Always ask yourself would a normal person find this suspicious?

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