About The Author
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Chris Cooper began working in the security industry during 1987 and was soon locating debtors and delivering court papers as a process server. By 1989 he had started his own PI business, and before long, passed selection for the Australian Special Forces. For the next thirteen years Chris worked as both a Commando and a private investigator. He completed several investigator training courses with both NSW TAFE and Charles Sturt University. Having secretly followed and photographed hundreds of people throughout his career as a PI, Chris has a wealth of experience which he now shares with readers in this book. To his credit, he has:
Worked on large factual investigations like the Kangaroo Rock disaster (91 injured at Manly)
Worked as team leader on many large surveillance operations, including some requiring the arrest of large numbers of individual offenders
Conducted covert inquires and recovery raids to recover counterfeit stock
Significantly reduced instances of fraud, and his surveillance has resulted in large savings for many of his corporate clients
Worked undercover on covert operations under the guise of occupations ranging from factory worker to ‘qualified’ X-Ray technician. Infiltrated criminal networks distributing counterfeit goods and pirate pay TV services, resulting in arrests and subsequent convictions
Worked as a live-in armed bodyguard to several clients
Worked on a remote goldmine in the Philippines in a heavily occupied terrorist area, narrowly avoiding a kidnapping attempt – among other ‘interesting’ overseas jobs
In 1999 was posted overseas with the Army to Bougainville, where he personally devised and instigated “Clean-up Bougainville Day” which was approved by the Defence Force and brought the Australian Army and several warring factions such as the BRA together for a community orientated activity day
Left the Army in 2002 as a qualified Commando instructor in many Special Forces disciplines including mountain warfare, boating, rock climbing and more
Researched and written this book
Chris is thoroughly experienced in all aspects of surveillance, including working in difficult rural locations. Although still involved in the investigation industry as a training consultant, he has moved into information technology, and is conducting government funded research and development into a new positioning and tracking technology.