MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Surveillance Detection
Counter Surveillance

10-day course

about the surveillance detection - counter surveillance course

During this 10-day Technical Surveillance Detection and Countermeasure course students will learn numerous techniques to detect and defeat surveillance through electronic means and tradecraft. Detecting surveillance is the frontline defense in protecting diplomats, government officials and other high value principals.  Protection specialists rarely receive complete, realistic training in this skill and SD/CS will add value to any security detail corporate or government.


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$3620 GI Bill ® approved *
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Course Length
Each course is 10 Days/84 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

Hours of Instruction
Weekdays and Weekends, 8am – 5pm

HS Diploma or GED, and complete submission of enrollment documents. Clean Criminal Background.

what you will learn

  • Foot and Mobile Surveillance Detection
  • Remote Covert Monitoring
  • Threat Tracking & Reporting
  • Covert Vehicle Tracking
  • Commercial Surveillance Systems
  • Audio/Video Surveillance Installation
  • Audio/Video Surveillance Detection
  • Body-worn Surveillance Devices
  • Electronic Sweep devices & operations
  • GPS & DF Tracking
  • Modification of commercial devices
  • Device troubleshooting and field repair
  • Final Exercises

why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum using State-of-the-Art equipment

  • Job placement assistance, with over a 90% employment rate

  • Accelerated training that can get you into a job in less than 4 months
  • GI Bill ® approved, WIOA funding approved programs

after course completion

If students attend all classes, and complete the necessary coursework, students will receive: A MiraCosta College Certificate of Accomplishment.

Career Paths

This course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to detect surveillance as a security manager or protective team member in non-permissive environments.

meet your instructors

MiraCosta’s instructors are hired from SECFOR International’s professional staff.  Lead Instructors are experienced surveillance and detection consultants and are actively employed as such.


* GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA are available at the official U.S. government website.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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