Stationary Surveillance

In This Chapter

Choosing the site

Planning your cover story

Handling the nosy neighbor

Staying cool if you’re busted by the cops

Keeping your secrets to yourself

If there’s one technique that most people associate with the professional PI work, it’s surveillance. Your entire practice may be criminal defense work, which almost never requires surveillance. But if you’re introduced as a private investigator at any cocktail party or business luncheon, one of the first questions you’ll hear is something like, “I suppose most of what you do is following husbands and wives, that sort of thing, huh?” Depending on your clientele, that may or may not be true. Many PIs do spend a good deal of their time doing ...

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