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Informants Course

This course will cover areas involving the use of informants in criminal investigations.  Some of the areas to be covered will include how to recruit informants, use of informants in criminal investigations, proper documentation and department policy.  The course will cover legal and ethical aspects in the use of informants by law enforcement officers which includes selection of informants and minimal qualification for a person to be utilized as an informant.  The students will learn investigative techniques to minimize the exposure or identification of informants.  The course will also look at the civil liability of working informants and how to minimize those liabilities. 

The instructor for the class will be Brian Sallee.  Brian retired as detective from the Albuquerque Police Department.  He was a police officer for 40 years and spent over 31 years working narcotics units.  Brian has provided training to police officers from all 50 states as well as foreign police officers.  He has written two books; Narcotics Investigations: Working and Surviving and The Methamphetamine Handbook: What You Need to Know.