TCOLE Informant School ( LE Only)
Mar 30, 2020 - Apr 02, 2020
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40-Hour Advanced Informant School Course for Local, State and Federal  Law Enforcement Professionals



Must be a sworn Peace Officer, Intelligence Analyst or Investigative Analyst in the U.S. or U.S territories.

Minimum and Maximum Number of Attendees:  15 - 30 Students.


7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (four training days)

After completion of all practical application exercises and achieving a passing score of 80% on the Course #1, Course #2 and Course #3 examinations, students will be issued a Certificate of Completion listing the following four course segments:

Course #1: Potential Confidential Informants - Locating and Selecting

Course #2: Potential Confidential Informants - Assessment and Recruitment

Course #3: Confidential Informants - Handling and Development

Course #4: Confidential Informants - Report Writing and Evaluation

Course Description:

This is an interactive course introducing a comprehensive and new strategy to Select, Recruit and Operate Confidential Informants.  Participation in practical application exercises is expected and necessary for all students to achieve a successful passing score!  This course will benefit the seasoned officer, agent or analyst as well as newly assigned professionals or those considering investigative assignments utilizing Confidential Informants. 

By the end of the four-course segment, 40-hour training curriculum, participants will have a thorough understanding of the following objectives:

  1. The proactive approach to locating and screening the best Potential Confidential Informant (PCI) candidates for Access, Ability, Willingness, Discretion, 360 Awareness, Availability and Suitability Match to the Specific Informant Blueprint (SIB) prior to officer contact.
  2. The utilization of a Recruitment Proposition Diagram (RPD), to develop a successful Confidential Informant (CI) recruitment strategy, assessing potential CI Gains, Losses, Motivations, Reluctance and Rebuttals toward recruitment.
  3. The direction of CI evidence and intelligence collection, Contact/Meeting Plans (locations, security protocols-officer/CI safety, contingencies and communication devices), Surveillance Detection, and electronic surveillance (recorders and transmitters).
  4. The production of accurately written reports to the investigative file without revealing the identity of the CI and indexing additional CI assessment data.