Surveillance Investigator Job Description

A surveillance investigator is a person employed in law enforcement or other government organizations who conducts surveillance investigations.

Surveillance investigators are generally employed by police agencies, but can also be employed by state and federal governments, as well as private security companies.

Surveillance investigators must be capable of conducting surveillance and observing people without arousing suspicion.

Surveillance investigators are most often employed in police investigations but may also be employed in national security investigations, theft investigations, or other criminal investigations.

Surveillance investigators can be employed by federal, state, and local government agencies.

Federal intelligence agencies, the military, and private investigators may also employ surveillance investigators.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Surveillance Investigator to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience in conducting surveillance and investigations, and will be able to work independently to gather information and evidence. If you are a motivated individual with a passion for uncovering the truth, then we want to hear from you!

Surveillance Investigator Duties:

  • Perform surveillance operations to ensure evidence of employee misconduct or criminal activities is gathered
  • Track and document all activities performed during surveillance operations
  • Perform on-site interviews with witnesses and other law enforcement personnel as needed
  • Provide information regarding the capture, processing, and submission of evidence to applicable surveillance units
  • Perform other surveillance related duties as assigned

Surveillance Investigator Responsibilities:

  • Perform surveillance operations, such as stationary, mobile, and covert surveillance, using appropriate surveillance equipment, including video recording equipment and biometric recording equipment
  • Design, develop, and implement surveillance plans
  • Prepare, maintain, and update daily surveillance reports
  • Be able to observe, identify, and document activity, and recognize and report unusual or suspicious behavior
  • Perform pre- and post-surveillance planning and analysis
  • Perform operations maintenance, such as routine maintenance, safety checks, and troubleshooting
  • Recommend and procure surveillance equipment

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in criminal justice, law enforcement, or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience conducting surveillance operations
  • Knowledge of surveillance methods and technologies
  • Knowledge of applicable laws regarding surveillance and investigative techniques
  • Proven ability to conduct investigations and interview subjects

At Company Name, we believe that diversity and inclusion are key to building a strong team. We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, races, religions, nationalities, genders, , , gender expressions, and ages. We're committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all.

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