Kansas Peace Officers Association

P.O. Box 2592, Wichita, KS 67201
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Physical Surveillance Tactics: Foundational Strategies and Techniques of Physical Surveillance Operations

  • 02/16/2024
  • Homefront Protective Group Zoom

Physical Surveillance Tactics: Foundational Strategies and Techniques of Physical Surveillance Operations

Physical Surveillance Operations can be a highly useful investigative tool to gather intelligence and evidence in a wide variety of criminal investigations. It is critical to equip investigators and specialized units a strong foundation and understanding of physical surveillance tactics to ensure safe and effective surveillance operations. This course will instruct the methodology for basic surveillance procedures, vehicle vulnerabilities, identifying and avoiding mistakes, and additional information to provide a strong foundation and understanding for future successful investigations utilizing physical surveillance.

This training program will cover the following topics:

  • Definition of Surveillance
  • Types of Investigations for Surveillance
  • Environmental Settings of Surveillance
  • Surveillance Terms and Phrases
  • Vehicle Selection Types
  • Cover for Action and Go Bags/Props
  • Vehicle Surveillance Vulnerabilities and Giveaways
  • Going Mobile, Basic Principles of Setting Up
  • Lost Contact Procedures
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid
  • Officer safety during surveillance operations

INSTRUCTOR: Sgt. Randy Osburn (retired) spent over 28 years with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita, Kansas. Most of his career was spent working in narcotics investigations, including assignments as an undercover detective, drug investigator, DEA Task Force Officer, and nine years as the narcotics unit supervisor. Sgt. Osburn has extensive experience conducting complex narcotics investigations, conspiracy investigations, informant cultivation and management, undercover drug buys, and planning tactical operations. He is a primary instructor for narcotics-related training courses for the Kansas Narcotics Officers Association (KNOA), Homefront Protective Group Law Enforcement Training, and the Midwest Counterdrug Training Center.

NOTE: This course is available to be viewed as a video on demand for those unable to attend on the day of the course.

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