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informant

noun accuser, adviser, announcer, appriser, auctor, communicant, communicator, dispatcher, divulger, enlightener, envoy, harbinger, information giver, informer, intelligencer, narrator, notifier, proclaimer, relator, reporter, source, spy, stool piieon, talebearer, tipper, tipster, witness
Associated concepts: paid informant, reliable informants, unnercover informant
See also: bystander, deponent, eyewitness, indicator, informer, source, spy, witness
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She asked the Home Office to agree that "when using informants to tackle serious and organised crime such as paedophile rings, it should be unacceptable to use paedophiles as informants".
The informants wore masks during the ceremony in order to protect their anonymity.
The force amassed the informants - known as covert human intelligence sources (CHIS) - between April 2013 and last January.
While Best Buy is legally allowed to search customer computers, the FBI's use of paid informants without a warrant could potentially violate Fourth Amendment protections over unreasonable searches.
But former police officer Neil Woods said that paying informants has "literally no benefit", as it simply serves to expand gangsters' drug empires, as small time drug dealers are locked away.
But former cop Neil Woods said that paying informants has 'literally no benefit', as it simply serves to expand gangsters' drug empires, as small time drug dealers are locked away.
commended the civilian informants and rewarded them a cash prize of over P3.
Tanalgo to the informants in a ceremony at the Intelligence Service in Camp Gen.
Merseyside Police refuse to reveal in which high-profile cases money was handed over, or what their annual budget is, and it is unknown how many informants there are.
Fitzgerald, a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent, police sergeant and training instructor, and current attorney, trial consultant, and international criminal law advisor specializing in criminal informant and cooperating witness issues, details the law, policy, and procedure for working with informants and cooperating witnesses and in undercover investigations.
I- T department sources said the reason behind this is that most of the informants were themselves high- profile persons.

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