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Week 245 Volume 2
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A glib tongue can win you gang informants - and gang secrets
Part 2 of a 4-part series
with senior correspondent Chuck Remsburg (Secure- law enforcement only)

In Part 1 of this special series on developing and maintaining street informants, we shared three creative and amazingly effective ploys developed by Pat McCarthy, a 25-year veteran of the Chicago streets and a national expert at developing informants, that can help you turn gangbangers into CIs. In Part 2, we share four more ... Full Story

Related story:  Part 1   (Secure- Law enforcement only)

Chuck Remsburg's P1 column 10-8: Life on the Line

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United States announces 427 meth arrests in more than 200 cities
An officer examines evidence Tuesday in Detroit during an Operation Wildfire bust
(Photo: USDoJ.gov)
WASHINGTON- Police around the United States have arrested more than 400 people in the first nationally coordinated operation aimed at producers and sellers of methamphetamine, officials said Tuesday ... Full Story

Related meth articles:
Meth lab indicators and officer safety

Stopping meth labs hasn't prevented U.S. states' trade of the drug

Visit the P-1 Drug Interdiction/Narcotics section for the latest news and research updates

PoliceOne Training Tip:

12 Meth DONT's
by Managing Editor Scott Buhrmaster
If you encounter a meth lab or meth-making materials, DO NOT

1. Taste  2. Touch  3. Smell  4. Pour  5. Jiggle, swirl or mix ... Full Story
meth safety

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