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How to Plan a 'John' Sting

April 18, 2012
Attacking prostitution in a certain neighborhood or industrial strip usually involves undercover (UC) officers attempting to solicit street-walkers and placing them in steel bracelets. However, a "john" sting can be another effective way to combat the problem.

Ohio Officer Shot Outside Bar

April 16, 2012
A man with a gun outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio, touched off a brief foot chase that ended early Saturday morning with the shooting of the 21-year-old suspect and a Dayton undercover detective.

'21 Jump Street'-style Cop Returns To Patrol

March 28, 2012
Exeter (Calif.) Police Officer Alex Salinas went undercover at Exeter Union High School, which led to 13 arrests in the bucolic town.

Feds Arrest Army Soldiers In Murder-for-Hire Plot

March 27, 2012
Federal agents have arrested a current and former U.S. Army soldier who offered to steal weapons from Fort Carson, Colo., and organize a hit squad financed by a Mexican drug cartel.

Leading Warriors and Covert Ops

March 26, 2012
Managing a successful clandestine operation usually requires coordination, information sharing, familiarity with the terrain and, if it involves Islamist counter-terror tactics, an understanding of Muslim friend or foe.

Undercover Narcotics Cop Busts 13 Students

March 21, 2012
Last week, police arrested 13 Exeter Union High School students, aged 15 to 19, on drug-related charges. The arrests were the result of an undercover operation at the California school.

Feds: Muslim Extremist Plotted Assault On Fla. Sheriff's Office

January 10, 2012
A Florida man with roots in Kosovo was arrested for allegedly plotting a two-phase suicide-bomb attack on multiple Tampa-area locations including a Hillsborough County Sheriff's operations center.

Calif. Gang Member Convicted for Nearly Killing Undercover Cop

November 17, 2011
A California gang member who nearly killed an undercover police officer is expected to receive at least 50 years in prison, after a jury found him guilty.

Undercover Lifeline Training: 7 Scenarios

November 1, 2011
Personnel who are well trained will "react" rather than panic when the time comes to take action. The more you train and the more confident you are, the less you will fall victim to the devastating effects of tunnel vision. Here are seven exercises to cover the more common scenarios that may arise.

NYPD Corruption Trial Focuses on Bad Narc Busts

October 24, 2011
The trial has yielded troubling testimony about officers "flaking"—planting drugs on subjects to meet arrest quotas and get overtime pay.

LASD Recovers Ford Hot Rod at Chop Shop

October 21, 2011
The Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's auto-theft task force recovered a 1949 Ford "Shoebox" hot rod after the owner spotted parts from his stolen vehicle on Craigslist.

How to Improve Back-up for Undercover Units

October 18, 2011
To understand the complexities of mounting a take-down operation such as rescuing an undercover agent from a secure location under the control of armed violators, undercover agents must be trained as a SWAT operator. There's no in-between here.

Video: Nissan GT-R Arrives As Undercover Cop Car

October 11, 2011
The EVI Corp., which adds lights and sirens to marked and unmarked police cars in northern Virginia and Washington D.C., unveiled an undercover version of a 2012 Nissan GT-R.

Nissan GT-R Goes Undercover

October 10, 2011
EVI Corp. developed an undercover version of a Nissan GT-R for a client in the Washington, D.C., area. This video displays the vehicle's LED lights. The song is Girls Love Shoes' "Bad Girl."

Feds Arrest U.S. Citizen who Planned Pentagon Attack

September 29, 2011
Undercover federal agents arrested a U.S. citizen planning an attack on the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol using large remote-controlled planes loaded with C-4 explosives.

Fla. Deputy Used Rubber Penis To Bust Prostitute

September 20, 2011
A Manatee County (Fla.) Sheriff's deputy used a flaccid, rubber penis to bust a prostitute who entered his vehicle and had asked him to expose himself.

Inside An FBI Undercover Operation

June 20, 2011

The two-year investigation initially targeted corrupt employees at the DMV who sold fraudulent driver's licenses and vehicle registrations to drug dealers, terrorists, organized crime figures, and other scumbags who used aliases to enter and leave the U.S. and otherwise facilitate their criminal activity.

NYC Kingpin Wrapped Drugs In Carbon Paper To Avoid Detection

May 23, 2011
The NYPD arrested Ricardo Gonzalez-Santiago, identified as a lieutenant in a Puerto Rican cartel, as he left a Times Square hotel Friday carrying two suitcases stuffed with 36 kilos of cocaine valued at $1.3 million.

Mass. Deputy Accepted 28 Grams of Cocaine In Coffee Cup

May 4, 2011
A Middlesex County (Mass.) Sheriff's deputy acknowledged he "did a stupid thing," when he accepted 28 grams of cocaine and $500 in cash from an undercover state trooper at a Starbucks Coffee in Woburn.

Secret Agent: Sur-Tec's VP Covert App

May 3, 2011

Sur-Tec's VP Covert Audio and GPS software suite is a patented surreptitious listening tool for law enforcement that allows an undercover officer or CI to stream live audio and GPS to one or more computers. The mobile application element of the software runs in the background on the user's smartphone.

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