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NCJ Number: 156777 Find in a Library
Title: Tactical Surveillance With a Twist
Journal: FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin  Volume:64  Issue:8  Dated:(August 1995)  Pages:1-4
Author(s): M J Hanna; R P Mattioli
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 4
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Tactical Surveillance Teams (TSTs) are police units dedicated to stopping violent or chronic offenders.
Abstract: Unfortunately, many police agencies faced by budgetary restraints have eliminated their crime surveillance units. However, the criminals once targeted by surveillance units continue to proliferate; TSTs could be the remedy for the future. Like Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams, TSTs receive special training and can be activated for emergencies or for long-term investigations. This article describes the experiences of a Michigan sheriff's office and a posting of the State Police in establishing a TST in late 1990 in terms of target selection criteria, training, equipment, jurisdiction and liability, standardization of forms, and the results, which clearly validated the team and the part-time multijurisdictional concept upon which it was based. 1 note
Main Term(s): Science and Technology
Index Term(s): Michigan; Police surveillance training
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