Rural CROP Surveillance

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What is Rural CROP Surveillance?  

Observations generally conducted within the rural environment. The term ‘CROP’ (Covert Rural Observation Post) is normally used by the Police and ‘RURAL’ normally used by the Military


When is Rural CROP Surveillance used?

There are many occasions when dedicated rural surveillance teams have deployed within the UK and overseas. The UK has many remote locations which cannot be effectively monitored from a vehicle or building. Lateo have also deployed Rural CROP Surveillance teams into the urban environment such as city parks in central London.

Lateo Surveillance Ltd provide rural surveillance to an extremely high level

We have used Rural CROP Surveillance to detect:

  •      Fly Tipping >
  •      Illegal Burning Sites > 
  •      Rural Crime >
  •      Opencast Fraud & Theft >
  •      Fuel Theft > 
  •      Opencast & Quarry Theft & Fraud >
  •      Assist Personal Injury Fraud Investigations >
  •      Assist Income Protection Fraud Investigations >
  •      Assist Protective Surveillance >
Rural Crop Surveillance

                Special Observer

Why use Lateo Surveillance?

Our Specialists have spent many years working within the rural environment, operating at the highest levels in some of the most hostile locations on the planet. Lateo Specialists have undergone many ‘months’ of high-intensity military training and selected for their unique qualities required to operate within this arduous role, trained by UK and NATO Special Forces. There are no training facilities or courses within the civilian sector to match our level of experience.


What makes Lateo experts?

To become an expert you must have experience. Lateo Surveillance have not only drawn on their unique military experience operating in high-pressure hostile environments but also joint Rural CROP Surveillance operations within the UK.

Working with government agencies, national and local police forces being responsible for the planning process, execution and successful delivery of evidence.

Professionalism, attention to detail, meticulous planning, advanced preparation, robustness, police & military grade equipment but most of all flexibility ensures Lateo Surveillance are able achieve first class results in a safe and unobtrusive manner.

Rural CROP Surveillance Lateo Surveillance LtdEquipment:

Lateo Surveillance own high-powered waterproof optics & professionally modified equipment and state of the art Night Vision devices offering a 24-hour capability if required.

Professional equipment is crucial to a successful Rural CROP Surveillance task. Standard commercially available equipment will not achieve the aim of most tasks.

Is confidentiality or evidential grade video footage is essential?

Lateo Surveillance Ltd are one of the only private companies in the commercial industry to use Home Office approved covert recording equipment – Call to find out more.

Real Benefits

There are many websites who profess to have or be rural experts, this is simply not the case. Being Ex Military or Police does not make you an expert. Rural CROP Surveillance within the Military or Police is a very specialised and niche trade.  There are no ‘credible’ civilian training courses able to teach rural surveillance to the correct level in order to fully prepare an individual to have ‘all’ the skills required.

  1. We will not sub contract your investigation on insecure forum groups to amateurs which is common practice within the private investigation industry. Read Private Investigation The Facts to find out how the industry really works.
  2. Conducting our own investigation means you can be sure your private information is safe with us.
  3. Our operators are; trained to an exceptionally high standard, qualified and experienced.
  4. We use professional grade equipment.
  5. We sign a Non-Disclosure agreement which means all your private information is 100% safe.


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