Tag Archive: confidential informant

Using Juveniles as Confidential Informants

May 20, 2013 4:06 pm

In this blog, John Buckley, a regular commentator on matters pertaining to the use of confidential informants, remarks on the use of juveniles in that role. Referring to an article in the Detroit Free press dated April 19, 2013. John […]

USA confidential informant management draws international attention

May 20, 2013 3:44 pm

A recent article published by the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21939453  highlighted many of the concerns that have already been raised in the USA about the way in which confidential informants are currently managed in the US. What will be […]

Major City Chief advocates key aspects of Intelligence Led Policing

May 18, 2013 6:42 pm

Our regular commentator John Buckley steps away from his usual topic of managing confidential informants to discuss the wider issue of intelligence led policing: Unfortunately, there remain a significant number of senior managers in law enforcement who have no real […]

Maximizing the benefits of confidential informants

March 20, 2013 1:56 pm

As a consultant, managers often ask me how they can improve the level of return they get when using confidential informants. Managing a confidential informant incurs significant expense, in terms of the amount of officer time involved in managing them […]

How to manage citizen informants

March 1, 2013 4:01 pm

Lynchburg Police Department in Virginia recently publicized a scheme where they are using ‘concerned reliable citizens’ to provide the police department with information on drug activity. In this blog ABM Software Consultant and confidential informant management expert, John Buckley, admits […]

The importance of record keeping when managing confidential informants

January 22, 2013 11:13 am

The importance of record keeping when managing confidential informants (CIs) is paramount to any successful investigation. It not only provides evidence, if recorded to evidential standards, record also ensure you manage CIs both effectively and lawfully. Using an effective confidential […]