Tag Archive: law enforcement

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 […]

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 […]

Managing the Risk of Juvenile Confidential Informants

March 27, 2012 1:32 pm

The Miami Times recently ran a three part feature on the dangers of law enforcement using teenagers or young people as confidential informants (CIs). The article focuses on the case of Bosco Enriquez who moved from Nicaragua to Miami with […]

Confidential Informants – understand what you’re agreeing to!

September 26, 2011 4:35 pm

A confidential informant in Wyoming has just lost the appeal against his drug conviction. The informant, Marshal Lewis Washington, had agreed to become a confidential informant for Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation after he was imprisoned for shoplifting. Unfortunately, Washington […]

Addressing sexual offenses and misconduct by law enforcement

August 23, 2011 1:43 pm

Published June 2011, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) executive guide to “Addressing Sexual Offenses and Misconduct by Law Enforcement” raises some troubling questions for law enforcement agencies across America and beyond. Failure to maintain adequate management oversight […]