The OBSO1 Observation Basic Training
Let's assume for a moment that you want to record the behavior of a business partner or employee who suspects that the non-competition clause is being violated or that you are incorrectly reporting illness. Or that you have to follow someone to see if they are cheating on you. Or that you need to follow your client's daughter to determine if she is on drugs. How can you do this unobtrusively?
After this observation Basic training, which is very tough and absolutely unique, you are immediately able to follow someone well and professionally in any situation.
An observer is responsible for following and observing subjects unseen. The daily tasks of the observer are preparing observation actions (reconnaissance), dynamically observing in vehicles and on foot and of course reporting all actions in a correct manner. All this makes the observer the most important player in the chess game of investigations. In short, quite a responsibility!
Observation Basic Training 1 (OBSO1) contains all the basic observation techniques you need to operate professionally in the field. With and without a team based on the latest methods.
E-Learning / Book with all basic theory and Tips.
All observation basic training principles in this book are written from the premise that you are only going to follow a subject. In practice, observations are always made with two or three observers, but also with some detective agencies simply by only one observer.
Observation, whether electronic, by car, on foot or in a fixed position, is an essential skill for any observer and private investigator. More than 80% of cheating, spousal maintenance and (corporate) fraud cases include surveillance. A high percentage of the evidence discovered is used in civil cases, but in some cases also in criminal law.
Heavy 'Real life' practical training
This OBSO1 training is tough, the preliminary phase lasts +25 days and theory / practice for another 6 days and concerns external (so you are gone for 6 days)
Our observation courses serve a fairly broad target group and are of course suitable for anyone who wants to learn to conduct observation at a very professional level.
No specific prior education is required for this training.
The costs are inclusive book / e-learning, workshop (s), 3 weeks preparation, 6 days training, exam and stay.
Many investigation & security companies in the Netherlands and abroad make this observation training mandatory before fieldwork can be done.
This training is also often done by social investigators from municipalities and even government institutions.
Each training is given by professionals who have also been active in the field for years.
A brief overview of what to expect
Of course it is all too much to name what you will learn in the OBSO1 and we also do not want to give you too much reading material, but briefly summarized below.
The observation basic training usually starts on or around the 2nd day of a month, you will receive brief information and a case file* that you will research together with your team (the other candidates).
In this preparation phase there are four observation moments of +/- 4 hours each in which your team (based on availability of course) will actually go on an observation path to establish certain things that are necessary to successfully start the practical part.
The time spent in the preparation phase is entirely up to the team itself in terms of commitment, but will contain at least 16 hours of observation time for +/- 3 weeks. Which days they are is partly provided in the information and the rest depends on your research.
This phase is followed by a theory day (usually on the last Wednesday of the month) in which the entire preparation phase is explained about what went wrong and of course the necessary theory about how everything should and works.
The Thursday after the theory day is a special reserve day to 'score' any missing information before the Friday practice will officially start. The practical training therefore runs from Thursday to Tuesday, 24 hours a day, continuously working to investigate and finalize the case file.
The last day (Tuesday or Wednesday) is exam day.
* The case being investigated is real-life which means that it is a 'real' case with 'real' subjects, in short everything is and feels like it is 'real' but everything has been carefully thought out and planned.
OBSO1 is a quality requirement
For several years now, we (just like our partners) have been running one quality requirement: everyone who works for us must have at least an OBSO1 diploma if you are deployed as an observer.
Why? Because everyone speaks the same language and can observe at a high level, you can make use of each other's services and therefore always have people available who deliver quality.