Course curriculum

  • 1

    Class Instructions

    • Instructions for Vancouver Class

  • 2

    Schedule

    • Day 1 to 6: 10hr Per Day

    • June Dates: 22nd to 27th

  • 3

    NDIL Cancellation Policy

    • Policy: Terms of Service/ TOS

  • 4

    Desk Investigations

    • Table of Contents

    • What is Desk Investigations?

    • How Desk Investigations are Performed

    • Desk Investigation File Typles

    • Pre-surveillance Report

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 1

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 2

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 3

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 4

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 5

    • Pre-surveillance Report Example Pg 6

    • Bodily, Injury, & Casualty

    • Locates

    • Due Diligence/ Background Investigations

    • Children and Social Media Investigations

    • Alimony Investigations

    • Missing Children or Family Members

    • Property Theft Insurance Claims

    • Forensic Data Recovery

    • Desk Investigations Nomenclature 1

    • Desk Investigations Nomenclature 2

    • Corroborated and Circumstantial Evidence

    • Corroborated Evidence 1

    • Corroborated Evidence 2

    • Corroborated Evidence 3

    • Corroborated Evidence 4

    • Corroborated Evidence 5

    • Circumstantial Evidence

    • Evidence Structure 1

    • Evidence Structure 2

    • The Evidence Document

    • How the Evidence Document is Used Practically 1

    • How the Evidence Document is Used Practically 2

    • How the Evidence Document is Used Practically 3

    • How the Evidence Document is Used Practically 4

    • The Evidence Document Example Pg 1

    • The Evidence Document Example Pg 2

    • The Evidence Document Example Pg 3

    • The Evidence Document Example Pg 4

    • The Investigative Mindset 1

    • The Investigative Mindset 2

    • The Investigative Mindset 3

    • The Investigative Mindset 4

    • The Investigative Mindset 5

    • The Investigative Mindset 6

    • The Investigative Mindset 7

    • The Investigative Mindset 8

    • The Investigative Mindset 9

    • The Investigative Mindset 10

    • The Investigative Mindset 11

    • The Investigative Mindset 12

    • The Investigative Mindset 13

    • The Investigative Mindset 14

    • The Investigative Mindset 15

    • The Investigative Mindset 16

    • The Investigative Mindset 17

    • The Investigative Mindset 18

    • The Investigative Mindset 19

    • The Desk Investigator's Mindset and the Investigator's Leap

    • Technology is a Tool

    • Mechanics Can Get You Far, But Not Far Enough

    • Google Basics for North America

    • Quotes

    • Using the Minus Sign

    • Searching One Website at Time Using ( Site: )

    • Using an Asterisk

    • Google Cache

    • Searching Social Media

    • IP Address

    • Private Browsing 1

    • Private Browsing 2

    • Aliases

    • VPN

    • North America Social Media

    • Facebook

    • Instagram

    • Twitter

    • LinkedIn

    • Pinterest

    • Craigslist and Kijiji Ads

    • V.IE. - Able

    • Verify 1

    • Verify 2

    • Verify 3

    • Verify 4

    • Identify 1

    • Identify 2

    • Expand 1

    • Expand 2

    • Data Management

    • Desk Investigation Exercise

  • 5

    Pre-surveillance

    • Table of Contents

    • Daily Gear Check Protocols

    • The Purpose of Daily Gear Check Protocols

    • The Process of Daily Gear Check Protocols 1

    • The Process of Daily Gear Check Protocols 2

    • The Process of Daily Gear Check Protocols 3

    • Global Data and Evidence Security Protocols and Measures

    • The Cellular Phone

    • The Tablet

    • Securing the Devices

    • Managing Data with a Cloud Server

    • Data Sharing Between the Investigator and Their Agency 1

    • Data Sharing Between the Investigator and Their Agency 2

    • Data Sharing Between the Investigator and Their Agency 3

    • Physical Media and Evidence

    • Obtaining Evidence and the Start of the Evidence Chain of Custody

    • Organizing the Memory Device

    • Maintaining Legal Integrity of the Memory Device

    • Securing the Memory with Speed Protocol

    • Completing the Evidence Chain of Custody

    • File Quick View

    • The Reason for File Quick View

    • An Example of File Quick View

    • After File Quick View

    • The Lead Sheet Document 1

    • The Lead Sheet Document 2

    • The Lead Sheet Document 3

    • Information Data Management 1

    • Information Data Management 2

    • Information Data Management Step One

    • Information Data Management Step Two

    • Information Data Management Step Three

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 1

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 2

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 3

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 4

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 5

    • Sample Pre-surveillance Report Pg 6

    • V.I.E.-ABLE

    • V= Verify 1

    • V= Verify 2

    • V= Verify 3

    • V= Verify 4

    • I= Identify 1

    • I= Identify 2

    • E= Expand 1

    • E= Expand 2

    • Information Data Management

    • Pre-surveillance Quiz

  • 6

    Surveillance

    • Table of Contents

    • Surveillance Vehicle

    • Performance

    • Horse Power and Torque

    • Colour

    • Colour and Reflective Light

    • Interior

    • Console

    • Seats

    • Tinting

    • Sun Shades

    • Curtains

    • Power Requirements

    • Comfort

    • Gearbag

    • Portable Battery

    • Camera

    • Container

    • Battery

    • Surveillance Clothes

    • Useful Tools 1

    • Useful Tools 2

    • Useful Tools 3

    • Spot Checks

    • Photo and Video Intelligence

    • Surveillance Set-up

    • Pre-surveillance Mapping

    • Spot Check Intelligence

    • General Consideration

    • Surveillance Quiz

  • 7

    Subject Residence Take-aways & Arrivals

    • Table of Contents

    • Surveillance Take-aways and Arrivals

    • The Subject's Field of View

    • Fall-back Positions

    • Fall-back Position Diagram

    • High Zoom Binoculars

    • Baiting

    • Risk vs Reward

    • Subject Residence Take-aways & Arrivals Quiz

  • 8

    Active Mobile Surveillance Two or more Investigators

    • Active Mobile Surveillance Two or more Investigators

    • Pros and Cons of Two Private Investigators Working Together

    • Is it Better with two Private Investigators?

    • What is a Lead Private Investigator?

    • The Problem with two Private Investigators Filming a Subject

    • Radio Communication

    • Communication Protocols

    • Maintaining Mobile Surveillance

    • Static Surveillance

    • Client's Perspective

    • Advantages

    • Finding the Subject's Patterns

    • Obtaining More Video with Two Investigators

    • Challenges

    • Mobile Surveillance Two Persons Quiz

  • 9

    Mobile Vehicle Surveillance Single Person

    • Table of Contents

    • Perception and Managing Variables

    • An Example of Skill vs Luck and Circumstance

    • Risk vs Reward

    • An Example of Risk vs Reward

    • Identifying the Subject 1

    • Identifying the Subject 2

    • Identifying the Subject 3

    • Identifying the Subject 4

    • Identifying the Subject 5

    • Identifying the Subject 6

    • Identifying the Subject 7

    • The Dry Eraser

    • The Heat Meter

    • Factors Pertaining to the Subject that may Increase or Reduce the Heat Meter

    • Factors During Surveillance that may Increase the Heat Meter 1

    • Factors During Surveillance that may Increase the Heat Meter 2

    • Factors During Surveillance that may Increase the Heat Meter 3

    • The Heat Meter in Rural and Urban Environments

    • The Heat Meter in Rural Areas

    • The Heat Meter in Urban Environments

    • An Example of Using the Heat Meter 1

    • An Example of Using the Heat Meter 2

    • An Example of Using the Heat Meter 3

    • An Example of Using the Heat Meter 4

    • An Example of Using the Heat Meter 5

    • Mobile Surveillance Single Person Quiz 1

    • The Equipment Map

    • On Your Person 1

    • On Your Person 2

    • On Your Person 3

    • On Your Person 4

    • On Your Person 5

    • On Your Person 6

    • On Your Person 7

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 1

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 2

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 3

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 4

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 5

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 6

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 7

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 8

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 9

    • The Need to Have Gearbag (NTH) 10

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 1

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 2

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 3

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 4

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 5

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 6

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 7

    • The Good to Have Bag (GTH) 8

    • Home Office

    • Mobile Surveillance Single Person Quiz 2

    • Traffic

    • Construction

    • One-way Streets

    • Police 1

    • Police 2

    • Accidents

    • Pedestrians

    • Stop Lights

    • Left Turns

    • Four Way Stops

    • Mobile Surveillance Single Person Quiz 3

    • Determining Vehicle Distance Between the Investigator and the Subject 1

    • Determining Vehicle Distance Between the Investigator and the Subject 2

    • Determining Vehicle Distance Between the Investigator and the Subject 3

    • The Two Driving Categories

    • Driving Tactics Examples

    • Pull in Pull Out 1

    • Pull in Pull Out 2

    • Pull in Pull Out 3

    • Gas Station Cut

    • Corner Cut

    • Corner Cut

    • Lane Weave

    • Double Back/ U-Turn

    • U-turn

    • Right Turn Pause

    • Pull Over Pull Out

    • Pull Over Pull Out 1

    • Pull Over Pull Out 2

    • Flanking

    • Flanking 1

    • Flanking 2

    • Alternate Entry

    • Mobile Surveillance Single Person Quiz 4

    • Driving Methods

    • Threshold Driving

    • Offensive Driving

    • Defensive Driving 1

    • Defensive Driving 2

    • Surveillance Concepts

    • Surveillance Physics

    • Grid Method 1

    • Grid Method 2

    • The Sliver Method 1

    • The Sliver Method 2

    • The Sliver Method 3

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 1

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 2

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 3

    • Global Consciousness

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 4

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 5

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 6

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 7

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 8

    • How Would the Subject Know They are Being Followed? 9

    • How a Novice Understands "How Would you Know?"

    • En-route Awareness

    • Being Approached

    • Being Approached by Police

    • The Neighbor

    • Being Approached: What to do

    • Common Locations

    • Malls and Shopping Centers

    • Schools

    • Gas Stations

    • Airports

    • International Boarders

    • Drive-thru

    • The Subject's Place of Business

    • Fuel Monitoring

    • Weather and Climate

    • Rain

    • The Cold

    • Snow 1

    • Snow 2

    • The Heat

    • Night

    • Documenting

    • Video Time Stamp

    • Note Pad

    • Dictation Recorder

    • Cell Phone Video and Photo Time Stamp

    • Equipment Positions 1

    • Equipment Positions 2

    • Filming 1

    • Filming 2

    • Bracing

    • The Viewfinder

    • Camera Warm Up

    • Audit Shots

    • Peripheral Evidence Shots

    • Tripod

    • Keeping the Surveillance Vehicle Organized

    • The Transition to On-foot Surveillance 1

    • The Transition to On-foot Surveillance 2

    • The Transition to On-foot Surveillance 3

    • Mobile Surveillance Single Person Quiz 5

  • 10

    Mobile On-foot Surveillance

    • Table of Contents

    • The Start of On-foot Surveillance

    • Advantages and Disadvantages

    • Advantages

    • Disadvantages

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 1

    • The Gearbag

    • Equipment Map

    • On Your Person 1

    • On Your Person 2

    • On Your Person 3

    • On Your Person 4

    • On Your Person 5

    • On Your Person 6

    • On Your Person 7

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 2

    • The "Need to Have" Gearbag

    • Gearbag 1

    • Gearbag 2

    • Gearbag 3

    • Gearbag 4

    • Gearbag 5

    • Gearbag 6

    • Gearbag 7

    • Gearbag 8

    • Gearbag 9

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 3

    • The "Good to Have" Bag

    • GTH Bag 1

    • GTH Bag 2

    • GTH Bag 3

    • GTH Bag 4

    • GTH Bag 5

    • GTH Bag 6

    • GTH Bag 7

    • Home Office

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 4

    • Identifying the Subject 1

    • Identifying the Subject 2

    • Identifying the Subject 3

    • Identifying the Subject 4

    • Identifying the Subject 5

    • Identifying the Subject 6

    • Identifying the Subject 7

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 5

    • Weather and Climate

    • Rain

    • Cold

    • Night

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 6

    • On-foot Surveillance Props 1

    • On-foot Surveillance Props 2

    • On-foot Surveillance Mental Concepts 1

    • On-foot Surveillance Mental Concepts 2

    • On-foot Surveillance Mental Concepts 3

    • On-foot Surveillance Physics

    • The Subject's Shoes

    • Outfits

    • Outfit Leveraging

    • Clothing Material

    • Urban Outfit

    • Professional Outfit

    • Rural Outfit

    • Choosing an Outfit

    • The Main Hat

    • The Three Piece Rule

    • Endless Outfits

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 7

    • SLR Camera Techniques

    • Look Down Side Shot

    • Using Covert Cameras

    • The Cone Concept

    • The Anchoring Technique

    • The Hurry up and Wait Technique

    • Covert Cell Phone 1

    • Covert Cell Phone 2

    • Covert Cell Phone 3

    • Active On-foot Mobile Surveillance Techniques 1

    • Active On-foot Mobile Surveillance Techniques 2

    • The 45 Degree

    • Business Cover

    • Example: Business Cover

    • On-foot Sliver

    • Corner Run

    • U-turn

    • Transitioning in and out of Buildings

    • Visual

    • Civilians

    • Points of Egress

    • The Outside Set Up

    • Possible Evidence

    • Possible Intelligence

    • The in/out Follow

    • In/ Out Follow Example

    • Transition in and out Public/ Private Transportation

    • Planes and Airport

    • Ferries

    • Trains and Buses

    • Personal Vehicle, Taxi, and Ride Share

    • Common Locations

    • Restaurant

    • Large Store

    • Casino

    • Crowded Events

    • Night Clubs

    • Grocery Store Parking Lot

    • Grocery Stores 1

    • Grocery Stores 2

    • Grocery Stores 3

    • Grocery Stores 4

    • Grocery Stores 5

    • Grocery Store Example: Investigator(Grey Polo) Follows Subject(Tan Hat)

    • Grocery Store Example: Investigator Films Subject(Black T-shirt)

    • Grocery Store Example: Investigator(Grey Polo) Films Subject(Red T-shirt)

    • The Heat Meter

    • Determining Distance Between the Investigator and the Subject

    • On-foot Surveillance Quiz 8

  • 11

    Video Framing and Quality

    • Table of Contents

    • The Seven Principals of Filming

    • Exiting Establishing Shot

    • ID Shot

    • Full Centered Body Framed Shot

    • Entrance Establishing Shot

    • As Un-broken as Possible

    • Focused

    • Anchored

    • Example

    • Filming Quiz

  • 12

    Report Writing

    • Table of Contents

    • The Five Reporting Concepts

    • Subjective Opinions vs Objective Facts

    • Subjective and Objective Definitions

    • Use of Present Tense and Past Tense

    • Sequencing and Descriptive Words 1

    • Sequencing and Descriptive Words 2

    • Surveillance Video

    • Sequencing and Descriptive Words 3

    • Witnessing 1

    • Witnessing 2

    • Non-confirming Words

    • Adding Important "Need to Know" Information 1

    • Adding Important "Need to Know" Information 2

    • Sample Surveillance Report

    • Page 1

    • Page 2

    • Page 3

    • Page 4

    • Page 5

    • Page 6

    • Page 7

    • Page 8

    • Page 9

    • Page 10

    • Page 11

    • Page 12

    • Page 13

    • Page 14

    • Create a Report

    • Surveillance Video Clip

    • Report

    • Report Writing Quiz