How to manage confidential informants in counter terrorism investigations

November 12, 2014 9:20 am

Following a few simple steps law enforcement agencies can ensure they manage Confidential Informants effectively and mitigate risks:   No confidential informant should ever be used unless their “activity” behaviour has been authorised at an appropriate level within the law […]

Using confidential informants in buy/bust type investigations

January 13, 2014 2:10 pm

Whether it is Ohio or Washington law enforcement operations involving confidential informants in drug investigations always carry with them the risk that somehow, somewhere along the way something is going to go wrong that brings not only the particular case under investigation […]

Law Enforcement Experts Discussing Confidential Informants

October 15, 2013 12:17 pm

After a deadly home invasion claimed the life of Enrique “Henry” Montes, his family believes Phoenix police did not do enough to protect them after police learned through a confidential informant that the Montes home would be the target of […]

Confidential Informants – Learning from the mistakes of others

August 14, 2013 8:19 am

In our latest blog confidential informant expert John Buckley examines prosecution cases that have been lost because of questions surrounding the activities of the confidential informants involved. The questions he raises should be of interest to all involved in this […]

The problems of using confidential informants in buy/bust type investigations

August 7, 2013 8:24 am

In his latest blog confidential informant expert John Buckley addresses some of the problems of using informants in buy/bust type investigations.   Whether it is New York state  or British Columbia, Canada operations involving confidential informants in drug investigations always carry […]

Confidential Informant Legislation

August 2, 2013 8:40 am

ABM software consultant John Buckley reflects on the growing trend for individual states in the USA to introduce legislation pertaining to the management of confidential informants. There are a growing number of states that have introduced legislation pertaining to the […]

Software for Managing Confidential Informants

August 2, 2013 8:27 am

In our latest blog international confidential informant expert John Buckley discusses the use of software for the management of confidential informants.   As I travel about helping law enforcement agencies develop their confidential informant management programs one of the first […]