Surveillance and Wildlife Law Enforcement

Do sophisticated electronic surveillance devices have a place in wildlife law enforcement? Some say yes and some say no. The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission has proven, through application of basic surveillance techniques and procedures in conjunction with electronic devices, that these devices are one of the most valuable tools in wildlife law enforcement today. These devices are available, easy to use, dependable and adequate units are inexpensive. With a few minutes of instroction and a little practical experience, investigators can become very proficient in the use of these devices. If a few basic legal guidelines concerning the use of this equipment are followed, violations can be recorded for evidentiary use. "A picture is worth a thousand words," and a video recording with audio is even better. Decide for yourself.

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