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Old 3 September 2010, 17:17
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As I understood it, the mobile surveillance specialists in the FBI always came from a wide range of people, the better to mix it up as they shadow their target.

You could have a middle aged, frumpy looking woman walking parrallel and in the same direction on the other side of the street, a hip hop looking black man wearing headphones be bopping toward the target on the same sidewalk, and a couple looking like tourists just waiting for him to reach the end of the block.

It takes all kinds. The British supposedly have this all down to a science with what they refer to as their "watchers".
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Old 6 September 2010, 13:17
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I would love to apply for and obtain this job. I have extensive experience on surveillances, the longest lasting six days. But I doubt they would take me. Too old I'm sure.
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Old 6 September 2010, 13:25
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I would love to apply for and obtain this job. I have extensive experience on surveillances, the longest lasting six days. But I doubt they would take me. Too old I'm sure.
For support positions like this, there isn't an age policy like there is for SA.
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I would love to apply for and obtain this job. I have extensive experience on surveillances, the longest lasting six days. But I doubt they would take me. Too old I'm sure.
Apply, all they can say is no.

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Old 7 September 2010, 19:24
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I would love to apply for and obtain this job. I have extensive experience on surveillances, the longest lasting six days. But I doubt they would take me. Too old I'm sure.
On the contrary, being older would be beneficial, as long as you were in reasonably good shape.

Whoever you were tailing probably wouldn't expect somebody older. Throw in a Cubs cap, and you'd be good to go.
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Old 7 September 2010, 20:06
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Holy crap. A Masters Degree or JD starting at GS-9? Unless this job has some awesome perks, you can easily qualify for a GS 14 -15 at SOCOM and attend some really boring 2 hour meetings in an air conditioned space vice sitting in a car for 15 hours.
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Old 9 September 2010, 10:35
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On the contrary, being older would be beneficial, as long as you were in reasonably good shape.

Whoever you were tailing probably wouldn't expect somebody older. Throw in a Cubs cap, and you'd be good to go.
Throwing in the Cubs hat would be a good idea. I'd be posing as another demented Cubs fan.
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Old 9 September 2010, 22:11
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Throwing in the Cubs hat would be a good idea. I'd be posing as another demented Cubs fan.
No, I was thinking more in terms of fitting in. Because the Cubs nation is so pervasive and far reaching, nobody would think twice about somebody wearing one of their caps.

If I saw you wearing a Sox cap, not only would it be a dead give away, but would make me wonder why somebody would be wearing the cap of a team that can't even fill their own ballpark when they're winning and in first place.
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Old 4 November 2010, 17:53
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Just remember which one of the teams "has the eyeball", watch for those "stale green traffic lights" when mobile and always remember to stop and pick up provisions(7-11, Circle K, Dairy Queen) BEFORE getting on the set....Just remember that any hydration you get needs to have a wide-mouth opening if you're to use it for....well you know what I'm saying!

I work in a unit that does alot of surv. work(narco, violent criminals, warrants). It's not that bad, as long as there's enough teams on the detail with you.
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