How early should you arrive to do a surveillance?

My rule of thumb is you should show up and be in position at least 30 minutes before you think anything is going to happen.

So, if you’re case involves a cheating husband who gets off work at 5:00pm, then I would say you want to be in position and ready to film the guy no later than 4:30pm.

That’ means if you’ve done your recon and know where you want to set up your stake-out, then you should probably plan to arrive by 4:20pm to park, conceal yourself and get the camera ready so you can be ready (or actually even recording) by 4:30pm.

In this video I give a real life example of a case I worked where this mentality paid off big time.

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