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Advanced Informant Management

Advanced Informant Management

Now you’re working drug cases and your boss wants you to get some informants.  Where do they come from?  How do you recruit informants? While informants can be the lifeblood of narcotic investigations, they are also one of the greatest dangers.  Improper informant management can lead to dismissed cases, officer dismissals and even criminal charges against police.  This 2-day advanced class give Narcotic Investigators the necessary tools to recruit and utilize informants to their full capacity.  Instruction includes identifying informant motives, proper documentation, debriefing skills & techniques, with an emphasis on office liability and safety.  Students will learn how to properly debrief and document informant interactions and court preparation.  Practical exercises with students will highlight the importance of these skills.

The following blocks of instruction are included:

Informants vs. Sources of Information

Identifying Motivations

Informant Identification & Documentation

Case Development & Informant Roles

Informant Role in Undercover Investigations


Upon completion of this class, students will be able to:

Identify, recruit and manage confidential informants

Successfully initiate and develop drug investigations

Understand the liabilities associated with informant utilization

Understand the necessities of thorough and proper informant documentation

Contact Info: Mark Sink at Mark_Sink@davidsondavie.edu or 336-224-4511

Course Offerings:

Hours: 16
Location: Davidson Campus, Public Safety Bldg., Room 101
Start Date: February 05, 2024
End Date: February 06, 2024
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Days: Monday, Tuesday