SOURCE OF POLICE INFORMATION
In this lesson you will learn to recruit and utilize sources of information and
conduct official liaison.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Recruit and utilize
You will have this subcourse.
You must achieve a score of 70 percent on the final
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the
following publications: FM 19-20, CIDR 195-1 and CIDR (0) 195-
a. The success or failure of a military operation depends directly upon
the commander's information resources.
Good data increases the chance of
success; the lack can contribute to failure. You as an MPI are in a military
You depend upon sources of information.
You rely upon their
development and proper use.
Almost every phase of a criminal investigation
requires development of data about persons. This may range from eye color to
reputation. Data may include his degree of involvement in a crime.
b. A source usually means any person, object, or record from which an MPI
gets investigative data. The nature of the investigation determines the source
The type of data desired also determines the source.
listed here are not the only ones. Nor will they all be used on every