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                              CHAPTER VI

                   PREPARATION OF THE LIAISON REPORT

INTRODUCTION:

     Upon conclusion of a liaison contact, a report of the liaison has to be
prepare to include all the identification data of the Source; all the
information on previous contact reports; a description of the circumstances of
the contact and operational matters; data of the Source's background; a list
of all the other reports prepared in relation to this contact; all the
information related to the financial and logistic support, remarks (if
applicable) and the signature of the Agent.

GENERAL:

A.   First determine whether the liaison report is necessary or
allowed/authorized (Some countries prohibit the documentation of information
by the citizens of the same country).

     1.    Prepare the liaison report after the contact has been completed.

B.   Complete the heading of the report (See Figure No. 1)

     1.    TOPIC/SUBJECT: Write down the name, position, organization, and
other data that identifies the Source, as requested by the local SOP. If a
code number has been assigned to the Source, use only this number for
identification.

     2.    REFERENCES:

           a.   Write the date and control number of the last Liaison Report
prepared in regard to this Source.

           b.   If there are no previous reports on this Source, make a note
of it in the Report you are preparing.

           c.   Note down all the documents and material that were
originated by, or related to, the Source.

     3.    DATE: Note down the date of preparation of the report.

     4.    NUMBER OF THE REPORT: Write down the number of the report, it
depends on the SOP of the unit. Usually, the CI section keeps a record of all
the sequential numbers used for Liaison Reports.


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LN324-91 Figure #1 (CLASSIFICATION) LIAISON REPORT SUBJECT: DATE: REFERENCES: REPORT NO.: PROJECT NO.: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- (WRITE A WARNING NOTE IF NECESSARY) 1. ( ) CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CONTACT: a. Purpose b. Date, Hour, Place of contact c. Persons present 2. ( ) OPERATIONAL MATTERS 3. ( ) INFORMATION OF PERSONALITY 4. ( ) PRODUCTION 5. ( ) FINANCE/LOGISTICS 6. ( ) COMMENTS: (NAME OF THE AGENT) (ORGANIZATION/UNIT) (COUNTRY) REMARKS BY THE REVIEWER: (CLASSIFICATION) 73
LN324-91 5. NUMBER OF THE PROJECT: In the CI cases, usually, each investigation or project has a number assigned to it. The unit's SOP assigns those numbers if applicable. C. WARNING NOTE: If necessary, include in this section of the Report a note that will indicate the sensitivity of the investigation or the contact, as shown in the following example: "WARNING: SOURCES AND SENSITIVE METHODS INVOLVED" D. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH 11: "CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE CONTACT" (SEE FIG.#1) Describe the circumstances of the contact including: 1. Purpose 2. Date, hour: use the expression: "from ... to ... of May 19.." 3. Place where the contact occurred. 4. Persons present: Whether there were other persons present during the contact, note down their complete physical description and other pertinent details. E. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH #2 (OPERATIONAL MATTERS) 1. List in chronological order all the events and subjects discussed during the contact. 2. Mention briefly any operational information that has not been included in other reports. 3. Write down all additional information and the identification of new leads or Sources with as much detail as possible. F. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH #3 (INFORMATION OF PERSONALITY) Give information related to the Source as completely as possible. This will include, but not limited to, the following: 1. Personality or personality traits. 2. Idiosyncracies, peculiarities of the Source. 3. Sense of humor, or lack of it. 4. Type of information that the Source is willing to discuss. 74
LN324-91 5. Topics that must be pursued or disregarded. 6. Background information on the Source that has not been reported before. NOTE: If a code number has been used to identify a Source in this report do not give information of personality that might compromise or identify the Source. G. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH #4 (PRODUCTION): List, according to the report's number, all the documents that were produced as a consequence of the contact with the Source. H. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH #5 (FINANCES AND LOGISTICS): If applicable, include a list of: 1. Incentives used 2. Amount of expenses: a. Official funds b. Personal funds I. COMPLETE PARAGRAPH #6 (COMMENTS) 1. Write down comments that the Agent believes are applicable but cannot be confirmed (personal opinions, intuition, etc.) EXAMPLE: "During this contact the Source appeared to be very nervous. In previous contacts the Source never showed to be nervous." 2. Explain the specific purpose of all the expenses paid in cash by the Agent, disregarding "when", "where" or "why" J. FILL OUT THE SIGNATURE BLOCK 1. Name of the Agent 2. Official title or position 3. Office to which Agent belongs 4. Country where the Agent's office is located K. CLASSIFY THE REPORT L. PREPARE THE REPORT IN TWO COPIES: 1. Sign both copies 2. Forward one copy to the Higher Control Office 3. Keep a copy for your office files. 75
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