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Why Choose The Informant Management Course (IMC)?

The IMC is an A-to-Z platform focused on locating, recruiting, handling, report writing, and evaluating confidential informants. The course is designed specifically for the law enforcement community working street-level informants addressing the following challenges:


  • Locating a group of candidate informants who have access to the violation your are investigating and information you need to indict your case (whether you are working major offenders, auto-theft, vice, robbery, narcotics, criminal intelligence, financial crimes, homicide, etc.).

  • Screening your group of candidates after conducting a limited background investigation and rating them in contrast to a Specific Informant Blueprint (SIB) you create representing the ideal informant needed to support your case.

  • Evaluating your top two or three choices, if you have that many, for further assessment toward recruitment utilizing a Recruitment Proposition Diagram (RPD), which addresses the possible reasons a potential informant may, or may not, want to work with you.

  • Developing a recruitment strategy (sales pitch) from the data collected in your limited background investigation, the RPD and one assessment interview conducted with your potential informant.

  • After successfully recruiting your informant to support your case, designing a Contact/Meeting Plan map to safely and inconspicuously meet your informant.

  • Minimizing risk by grasping surveillance detection, officer and informant safety responsibilities, contingencies, cover stories, and the pitfalls associated with using communication devices.

  • Building rapport with your informant, directing and verifying specific informant evidence and intelligence collection.

  • Utilizing electronic surveillance devices to collect audio and video evidence supporting your investigation.

  • Writing accurate reports to the investigative file in an explicit and detailed recitation of the informant's articulation of events, without revealing the identity of your informant.

  • Evaluating informant performance for continued operation or potential closure.

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