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Surveillance in Alberta

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Mobile Surveillance in Alberta

Multiple (usually two) Alberta Surveillance Investigators offer the ability to better control the city surveillance environment, while better anticipating the Target's movements in various scenarios.


Furthermore, multiple Alberta Surveillance Investigators lower “Heat” which allows closer surveillance of the Target with more regularity.


  • One of the challenges that multiple Alberta Surveillance Investigators can pose is logistics and communication during a surveillance operation.

The use of two or more Alberta Surveillance Investigators takes the pressure off of what is normally accomplished with a single Private Investigator during surveillance.


However, when a client authorizes a team of two or more Alberta Surveillance Investigators for a surveillance operation in the city or Alberta in general, that client’s expectations are elevated along with their desire for results.


So, on one hand the Alberta Investigators understand that an Alberta surveillance team is easier, if prepared.


On the other hand, clients generally do not understand surveillance and with two or more Surveillance Investigators they certainly do not want to hear “we didn’t get video” or “we lost the subject.”

Lead Alberta Surveillance Investigator

The lead Alberta Surveillance Investigator can be one of several things:

  • the most senior Investigator,

  • the manager of the specific surveillance file


  • the Alberta Surveillance Investigator with the visual of the Target.


The later would, of course, alternate.

Filming the Target

Filming, at one given time, is done by one Alberta Surveillance Investigator unless specifically requested or the surveillance evidence is compelling enough to justify multiple angles to offer a wider range of information.


This is done to avoid overlapping video, which is typically not wanted. To avoid this, it will be decided among the Alberta Surveillance Investigators, who has the point or the eye and who will film at that time. 

Surveillance Communication in Alberta

Two-way radios offer the ability for multiple Alberta Surveillance Investigators to communicate instantly during surveillance in the province of Alberta.


However, two-way radios can have poor range or limited battery life. Alberta Surveillance Investigators typically find that two-way radios are not dependable during mobile surveillance, due to the ever-changing obstacles that interfere with the radio.


Cellular service is available almost everywhere and very cost effective, making it the preferred communication tool for surveillance in Alberta.


Two-way radios are effective in areas where cellular signals are weak or not available. If required to use two-way radios, be equipped with extra batteries and a backup radio for each Alberta Surveillance Investigator. If communication needs to be active and available at all times, the success of the surveillance file depends on the constant ability to communicate.

Alberta Surveillance "Comms" Protocols

The Alberta Surveillance Investigator with lead visual (The Eye) of the Target must communicate to the other Alberta Surveillance Investigators key pieces of information while in active mobile surveillance in the city: 

  • The compass bearing (north, south, east, & west)

  • Street, Ave or Hwy name and or #

  • Which lane (centre lane, middle lane, curb lane etc)

  • ·Every cross street they cross

  • ·The cross-street’s traffic control system, or lack thereof

  • ·The colour of the traffic light and its freshness – when will it change and what is its current state

  • Speed

  •  The Target's driving habits

  • Confirm who currently has the eye – This practice should be communicated regularly as to not have other assume anything. The surveillance team needs to act and respond as one unit, if the surveillance is going to be highly effective. 

  • Future planned tactics

  •  Have the second Alberta Surveillance Investigator(s) repeat back the statements. This insures the second Investigator correctly received the information and understands.

Maintaining Mobile Surveillance in Alberta

Multiple Alberta Surveillance Investigators allow for more avenues of travel in Alberta to be covered during mobile surveillance, resulting in less potential for Heat.


This is done by different Alberta Surveillance Investigators positioning themselves for possible turns during surveillance in the city.


  • This way, the Target turns into a direction that an Alberta Surveillance Investigator is already headed in vs changing direction with the Target.

There is also the advantage of changing the Alberta Surveillance Investigator who has lead visual or who might need to be directly behind the Target.


This is typical in large cities with heavy traffic and congestion. This will allow the Surveillance Investigator with the lead visual fall back out of view of the Target, reducing heat on them.

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