Surveillance Protips

Collection of useful surveillance tips and tricks.

If you follow my Twitter (@ohshint_), you may have noticed that recently have tweeting some useful surveillance tips and tricks using the hashtag #SurveillanceProtip.

For those who don't use and/or don't care about Twitter, you can view all of these pro-tips on this page. I will be updating this page whenever I post a new surveillance pro-tip.

Surveillance Protip 1

Posted on 18/11/2021 at 10:17 PM.



When conducting foot surveillance. Many times operators will change their shirt, put on a different coat or put on a hat.

But they won't ever change their shoes once.

People notice seemingly small details like this, so counter it by changing your shoes!

Surveillance Protip 2

Posted on 20/11/2021 at 3:38 PM.


#SurveillanceProtip 2:

Situational awareness is important.

Always practice proper OODA loops and awareness when working in the field.

Read more in US Army - TC 3-22.69:

This will help you "get off the X" and avoid getting burned.

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Surveillance Protip 3

Posted on 26/11/2021 at 6:30 PM.


#SurveillanceProtip 3:

This was the original #SurveillanceProtip tweet.

If you are a PI, then you already know that this information is EXTREMELY valuable.


LARRY PLANT @lplant01

Make certain that while on surveillance that your water bottle and urine bottle are CLEARLY marked. #tastesdifferent #surveillanceprotip

Surveillance Protip 4

Posted on 26/11/2021 at 8:53 PM.


#SurveillanceProtip 4:

A great way to practice your surveillance photography is by snapping pictures of wildlife.

See how close you can get before the animals get spooked!

Plus, it's also pretty fun, and you will (hopefully) get some awesome images out of it.

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