Advanced Informant Management
STC Certification Number: N/A
Course Length: 16 hours
advanced course was designed for Officers, Detectives and Supervisors involved
in Narcotics, Gangs, Vice/Human Trafficking, and other specialized
units/assignments. This is a highly sought
after course for all levels of law enforcement, from the officer to top
management, and is key in minimizing liability while increasing operational
This 16-hour course will focus on case development; using informant for proactive enforcement, managing informants; operational
planning and execution; safety, liability and protection issues with
informants; handler responsibilities; court
procedures and testimony and “red
flags” associated with handling informants. The
proper/legal use of GPS tracking devices during informant operations will also
Day One will consist of lectures on the above outlined topics by
experienced Investigators and a Specialized Prosecutor for court preparation
and testimony of cases involving an Informant.
Day two is the application of the topics covered on day one and will
consist of field exercises utilizing an “Operational Informant”. Students will conduct mobile surveillance and
identify effective techniques to utilize during informant operations, such as
meeting with suspects.
Typically, this course includes a special guest speaker who was an
actual high-level Informant. It is
highly recommended that students attend the “Basic Informant Development” prior
to this course, however it is not mandatory.
This course also includes a comprehensive Informant Development & Management Manual,
which includes different search warrant and operational examples. HT
Radios and equipment will be provided during the exercises. Due to the field scenarios, the class size
will be limited to 35 students.