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NCJ Number: 65830 Find in a Library
Title: UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Police Science Services, Inc
United States of America
Date Published: 1977
Sponsoring Agency: Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Police Science Services, Inc
Niles, IL 60648
Publication Number: PSS 818
Sale Source: Police Science Services, Inc
6633 West Howard Street
Niles, IL 60648
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THE SPECIAL TECHNIQUES NECESSARY FOR UNDERCOVER OPERATIONS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS SLIDE SHOW PRESENTATION FOR POLICE.
Abstract: UNDERCOVER TECHNIQUES ARE USEFUL IN INVESTIGATIONS OF ILLICIT DRUGS, BOMBINGS, ARSON CASES, AND OTHER TERRORIST ACTIVITIES, AS WELL AS GAMBLING, PROSTITUTION, RACKETEERING, AND OTHER ORGANIZED CRIME ENDEAVORS. UNDERCOVER AGENTS NEED COURAGE, RESOURCEFULNESS, AND SELF-CONFIDENCE AS THEY MUST MATCH WITS WITH CLEVER ADVERSARIES. IN ADDITION, SOME UNDERCOVER ASSIGNMENTS CALL FOR SPECIAL SKILLS NECESSARY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CRIME AND TO MAKE THE AGENT'S ALIAS MORE BELIEVABLE. WHEN AGENTS ARE SELECTED FOR UNDERCOVER ASSIGNMENTS, THEY MUST SHED THEIR OLD IDENTITY BY RIDDING THEIR HOMES AND CARS OF EVERYTHING THAT MIGHT CONNECT THEM TO THE POLICE DEPARTMENT. SOME AGENCIES ALSO TAKE THE ADDED PRECAUTION OF REMOVING ALL THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF UNDERCOVER AGENTS FROM THEIR FILES. AGENTS MUST LEARN ALL THEY CAN ABOUT THE TARGET SUSPECT AND ASSOCIATES AND FAMILIARIZE THEMSELVES WITH THE SUSPECT'S NEIGHORHOOD. ALTHOUGH DANGERS ARE INVOLVED IN HAVING AN INFORMANT, WHOSE LOYALTY IS ALWAYS SUSPECT, INTRODUCE AGENTS TO A SUSPECT, INFORMANTS CAN PROVIDE A WEALTH OF CURRENT INFORMATION ON THE SUSPECT AND MAKE THE INITIAL CONTACT SIMPLER. SUGGESTIONS ARE GIVEN ON HOW TO APPROACH THE TARGET SUSPECTS AND HOW TO HANDLE ACCUSATIONS THAT AGENTS ARE POLICE OFFICERS. AGENTS SHOULD ALSO MAINTAIN CONTACT WITH THEIR SUPERVISORS OR 'CONTROLS.' AN INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL AND STUDY NOTES ARE INCLUDED. (WJR)
Index Term(s): Audiovisual aids; Criminal investigation training; Plain clothes operations; Police intelligence operations; Undercover activity; Undercover training
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. THE KIT CONTAINS 80 COLOR SLIDES, AN AUDIOCASSETTE, STUDY NOTES, AND A 32 PAGE INSTRUCTOR'S GUIDE. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE.
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