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Working Informants

Informants can provide a wealth of information. However, that information can come at a price if you’re not careful how you deal with them. Too many officers fall into a few common traps with informants, leading to bad cases, blown operations or personal complaints against them.

May 1, 2007

Picture This

Although digital cameras are certainly high-tech and have a lot more power and control than their film predecessors, they are still only as good as the officer holding them.

May 1, 2006

Street Smarts

Officers can become too reliant on the new technology to do their job, and can easily forget that an officer’s job is still 90 percent common sense and know-how.

May 1, 2005

Networking for Information

While the old standby techniques certainly have their place in today’s police work, technology and new improvements have created some exciting new ways to track criminals and solve crime.

April 1, 2005