This document provides a reference point for managers considering surveillance technology options for improving mission efficacy and operational efficiency. While the physical presence of an authority (boats in the water crewed by trained rangers) and outreach remain two of the best deterrents, the right surveillance technology can complement these efforts and ensure better coverage of a designated space.
This patrol planning checklist can be used to prepare your boat crews/ boarding teams for patrols in your area of operations. The checklist includes typical planning elements to ensure safe completion of operational mission goals. However, it is not designed to plan for every potential contingency or mission need. Mission planners should customize as needed.