Advanced Surveillance Motorcyclist Course

2 weeks / £2100 (+vat)

The surveillance motorcyclist is an essential element of any professional surveillance team for a number of reasons.  First and foremost the surveillance bike is the primary asset against the possibility of vehicular losses, resulting in missed intelligence.  Within the private sector many teams now opt to use a GPS tracking device, which, once deployed on the subject’s vehicle, broadcasts its location.  However, whilst a tracker can be a great aid to help a team find a lost target, it cannot gather physical evidence such as imagery of vital target activity (e.g) contact with new associates, during a loss. Only a properly trained and experienced surveillance biker can achieve this.

A surveillance motorbikes unique capabilities really come into their own when the surveillance team is confronted with a complex and fast moving public transport system, such as the London Underground.  Anyone who has operated within this kind of environment knows the fundamental necessity of a surveillance bike to assist with a tube/ train move, as this is often the time when cars/ larger vehicles will be held behind in traffic, with little option other than to use restricted bus/ taxi lanes to try and keep up with and/ or get ahead of a moving target.

The Mobius Advanced Surveillance Motorcyclist Course is two weeks in duration. The first week begins with a comprehensive assessment of the motorcyclist’s riding ability, before proceeding onto Positioning and Distance in different environments; Lay Up Positions; Stops/ Plotting and best use of Cover.  The second week allows the student to put these skills into practise before joining a multi car surveillance team, further building on their skills by being ‘called through,’ understanding pre-empting, navigating to where they will be needed, and learning to work up and down the convoy safely and effectively.

Again it is only through repeat practice with experienced surveillance motorcyclists, that trainees will develop and evolve into consistently safe/ effective bikers.