Undercover safety tips
by P-1 featured columnist Dave Smith
- Gather as much intelligence on the perp as possible; any rumor or history of weapons or violence, or unusual demands are cues that should make you pick a more public place for the deal.
- The Undercover Officer or Confidential Informant must control the location.
- Train all your U/C officers on close quarter defense to stop a possible deadly threat.
By Moustafa Ayad
Copyright 2007 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
An undercover Pittsburgh vice squad detective was shot last night while chasing a suspected prostitute who was trying to run from the officer and his partner.