Urban Surveillance Operations Award Level 4

About The Course

Our level 4 Surveillance Operators course is predominantly a practical course containing training exercises; delivered in a realistic, structured and controlled environment. On completion candidates will be able to conduct surveillance activities in an competent and professional manner. They will also develop a working knowledge of key legislation relevant to surveillance. All equipment required for the course, such as vehicles, covert radios and cameras are supplied. Candidates on successful completion of the course will be awarded a Level 4 certificate in Covert Surveillance Operations



A practical course designed to equip security professionals with the skills to conduct surveillance operations within the law.

Course Info

Category: Protection

Duration: 16 Days

Number of People: 12 Delegates

Total Cost: £1540 inc VAT

The Aims

  • To enable a trained and experienced search operator to develop and manage projects and manpower dedicated to the commercial search need based upon the current POLSA operations template
  • To enhance an individual’s operational capability and develop an integrated planning element to all tasks
  • To provide leadership and specialisation to a generic Security function

The Gains

  • Plan, Brief & Debrief an specified Surveillance project
  • Operate Night Surveillance Task effectively
  • Demonstrate  the Planning and Preparation of a Commercial Surveillance Task
  • Explain The Intelligence Cycle
  • Demonstrate Surveillance Awareness
  • Explain the roles and uses of Equipment and Photography
  • Understand all Legislation applicable to commercial Surveillance operations
  • Show how to use Public Transport for Surveillance
  • Understand the use and deployment of Covert Video & Photography
  • Demonstrate effective use of Satellite Vehicle Tracking
  • Plan a static Surveillance task
  • Use and explain Anti & Counter Surveillance
  • Evidence Gathering & Law
  • Navigation in an urban environment
  • Demonstrate Advanced Foot & Mobile Surveillance
  • Illustrate the Legal Issues & the Continuity of Evidence
  • Produce a Risk Assessments & Health and Safety
  • Understand The Surveillance Codes of Practice & RIPA 2000

The Assessmenets

  • Practical skill assessment
  • Ongoing formative assessment
  • Portfolio
  • Exam

Course Content

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