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Informant/Confidential Source Development

Hours: 8
Tuition: $149

Program Information:

In conducting any type of investigation, many sources of information are available to the investigator, to include but is not limited to access to various data bases, law enforcement records, public records, and various financial records. One potential valuable asset often overlooked is the Human Source of Information. Although an investigator can glean tremendous amounts of information from records and documents, sometimes that alone is not sufficient. Human Source of Information has proven to be of tremendous value to law agencies in countering criminal activity.

The Law Enforcement officer who attends this 16 hour, 2-day class will learn:

  • The role of Informants/Human Source of Information in both world and U.S. history

  • Terminology and definitions associated with Human Sources of Information

  • What motivates or defers a person to become a Human Source of Information

  • The fundamentals of interviewing a potential Human Source of Information

  • Administrating and managing Human Sources of Information

  • Reporting results of debriefing a Human Source of Information

  • Crafting a Cooperative Agreement between the officer and the Human Source of Information

  • When to terminate the relationship with a Human Source of Information

  • The pitfalls of managing a  Human Source of Information

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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