On the other hand, written messages should be used only if absolutely necessary.
Intermediaries can also be used between investigators and their superiors.
Setting Contingency Plans.
Any undercover operation requires a certain amount of
planning. The following questions must be considered:
Who should take part?
How many people are needed?
What special skills are required?
Who has primary jurisdiction?
Who will head the team?
What criteria will be used to select team members?
What coordination must be made?
What reporting means will be used?
Who will provide legal guidance?
What are the logistical requirements?
What is the spokesperson for any disclosures or briefings?
Who is to provide administrative support?
How long should the effort continue, if this is possible to know?
The plan must be flexible and give directions to the effort from the start.
must state who and what the target of the investigation are, and what element of
proof is desired.
Plans undertaken with minimal coordination will lose sight of
the original goals and have a less than satisfactory conclusion.
PART F - ASSURE PROPER CHAIN OF CUSTODY OF PHYSICAL EVIDENCE
Physical evidence is divided into two general categories--movable evidence and
fixed or immovable evidence.
Movable evidence can be gathered at the scene of the crime or any other location
and transported. This type of evidence would include--