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Informants are a double-edged sword

Informants are a double-edged sword

While confidential informants can be incredibly valuable sources of information, running a CI is a delicate operation even under the best of circumstances, and poses a wide array of problems and pitfalls. The first and most obvious issue is that most people who have access to the inner workings of a criminal organization, and therefore the most valuable intelligence, are themselves criminals. - Full Story

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Confidential informants: A double-edged sword Fred Burton - Counterterrorism Intelligence Report

Confidential informants: A double-edged sword

By Scott Stewart and Fred BurtonPolice in El Paso, Texas, announced Aug. 11 that they had arrested thr... - Full Story

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Web site dedicated to cold cases helps police

By Gabriel Falcon CNN.comIn March, a young woman talking to a friend on the phone said she heard someone... - Full Story

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How to buy computer forensics products PoliceOne Staff - How to Buy...

How to buy computer forensics products

Computer forensics, also known as digital forensics, is the science of capturing and analyzing digital da... - Full Story

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Suspects who sparked Calif. fire may be linked to cartels

By Greg Risling Associated PressSANTA BARBARA, Calif. — Investigators said Tuesday they believe... - Full Story

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S.C. officers benefit from community policing efforts

By Glenn Smith Post and CourierCHARLESTON, S.C. — The burglar had eluded North Charleston police... - Full Story

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"The answer to that is..."

When questioning a suspect, paying close attention to the phrasing of answers can make a big difference... - Full Story Secure - Law Enforcement Only

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Idaho officers seize $20.5M in pot farm operation

By Joelyn Hansen Idaho Falls Post-RegisterBINGHAM COUNTY, Idaho — The biggest outdoor marijuana... - Full Story

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N.C. residents impatient with police response after six bodies found

N.C. residents impatient with police response after six bodies found

By Alysia Patterson Associated PressROCKY MOUNT, N.C. — They spent their nights jumping in and... - Full Story

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San Diego officials dismantle deadly drug ring

San Diego officials dismantle deadly drug ring

By Elliot Spagat Associated PressSAN DIEGO — Members of a group of Mexican drug traffickers have... - Full Story



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