Author: Peter Jenkins
ISBN No: 978-0-9535378-
Review date: 30/11/2023
No of pages: 0
Publisher: Intel Publishing
Year of publication: 11/09/2012
Surveillance Tradecraft was launched in London on April 9 at the Close Protection World networking event.
Surveillance Tradecraft is the third training manual by former Army man and among other places Falklands veteran Peter Jenkins. This is a great book by a man in command of his subject. As Jenkins is as with his previous books in editorial control, he did not need to stint on photos, to illustrate what he’s talking about, whether following the target around town or taking video or still photos. You may query why a chapter is devoted to digital photography; but as Peter Jenkins says, the client will judge you on the photo evidence you present. The attention to detail throughout is outstanding, as are the stories from himself and other operatives, including surveillance that went wrong – nearly with dangerous consequences, sometimes. Do you have an Oyster card, in case the person you follow goes into the Tube? If you are following someone in a beat-up car to blend in, do you stick out because of your clothes? Some of this – such as making a camouflaged hide in the country to put a rural site under surveillance, for days if necessary – may not appeal to all. This book is useful – and pithy enough to keep your attention once you open it – not only to investigators who regularly follow people, in matrimonial, corporate crime or fraudulent insurance claim cases, but close protection people and others who more occasionally need to do counter-surveillance, say, or to at least be aware if they are being followed, or bugged.
Ring Intel Publishing on 01423 712265. Visit www.surveillance-tradecraft.co.uk for a 64-page online digest.