The use of physical surveillance documents a subject’s activities which at times becomes evidence for court presentation. However, sometimes it is solely to confirm one’s suspicions.
Surveillance is a difficult but an important part of many investigations. It is comprised of several components. The first is observation from a stationary position. The second is by following a subject either by car or on foot. This aspect is sometimes known as shadowing.
Both require experience and skill to remain inconspicuous and an ability to hide in plain view. If detected, the entire investigation may be compromised. Unlike television detectives, surveillance requires training and a unique skill not available to most. When inexperienced people try to conduct surveillance for themselves they always learn how difficult it is, and moreover many ruin their chances of finding the facts they are looking for, permanently.
One of Interprobe’s primary services is the conducting of surveillance. Investigators document all relevant activities in a written log. Many times and when possible we also employ the use of video cameras to record these activities. A video recording of relevant activities usually satisfies the need for undisputable physical proof.