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Investigative Techniques and Procedures

Task 02/01 Conduct surveillance by physical and electronic means in order to obtain relevant information

Knowledge of:

02/01/01 Methods of surveillance

02/01/02 Types of surveillance

02/01/03 Types of surveillance equipment

02/01/04 Pre-surveillance routines

02/01/05 Applicable aspects of laws, codes, and regulations

02/01/06 Documentation of surveillance activities

Task 02/02 Conduct interviews/interrogations of witnesses and subjects to obtain relevant information

Knowledge of:

02/02/01 Interview and interrogation techniques (electronic, face-to-face, telephonic)

02/02/02 Techniques for detecting deception (e.g., non-verbal communication)

02/02/03 Methods and techniques of eliciting admission and/or confession

02/02/04 Documentation and completion of witness/subject statement

02/02/05 Applicable aspects of laws, codes, and regulations (e.g., individual rights, privacy, interrogation)

Task 02/03 Collect and preserve objects and data for assessment and analysis

Knowledge of:

02/03/01 Requirements of chain of custody

02/03/02 Methods/procedures for seizure of various types of evidence

02/03/03 Methods/procedures for preserving various types of evidence

02/03/04 Forensic opportunities and resources

02/03/05 Applicable aspects of laws, codes, and regulations (e.g., rules of evidence and discovery)

Task 02/04 Conduct research by physical and electronic means and analyze data to obtain relevant information

Knowledge of:

02/04/01 Methods of research using physical resources

02/04/02 Methods of research using electronic resources

02/04/03 Methods of analysis of research results

02/04/04 Documentation and reporting of analytical efforts

02/04/05 Applicable aspects of laws, codes, and regulations

Task 02/05 Collect and report relevant information

Knowledge of:

02/05/01 Obtaining information from federal, state, and local agencies

02/05/02 Obtaining information from companies and private/public enterprises (e.g. mutual aid)

02/05/03 Documentation and reporting of information

02/05/04 Applicable aspects of laws, codes and regulations

Task 02/06 Use computers/digital media to gather information/evidence

Knowledge of:

02/06/01 Concepts and principals of computer operations and digital media

02/06/02 Concepts and principals of digital forensics

02/06/03 Computers to retrieve, store and document digital information

02/06/04 Documentation and reporting of information

02/06/05 Applicable aspects of laws, codes and regulations

Task 02/07 Use special investigative techniques to gather critical information/evidence

Knowledge of:

02/07/01 Concepts, principles and methods of polygraph examinations

02/07/02 Concepts, principles and methods of video/audio recordings

02/07/03 Concepts, principles and methods of forensic analysis (e.g., writing, documents, fingerprints, DNA, biometrics, chemicals, fluids, etc.)

02/07/04 Concepts, principles and methods of undercover investigations

02/07/05 Documentation and reporting of information

02/07/06 Applicable aspects of laws, codes and regulations

02/07/07 Development of confidential sources