CHAPTER IX



     The interviews of personnel security enables us to obtain truthful
information to help us in our determination to offer a person access to
classified information that might affect national security. These interviews
are done normally with a person that has known the SUBJECT being investigated.


     l.    Before beginning the interview we have to do good planning and
preparation for the interview. The following steps must be taken if at all

           a.   Identify the individual that will be interviewed.


           b.   Prepare the questions that will be made.

                1)    Develop questions que will extract information
regarding the following matters related to the SUBJECT:

                      a)   His loyalty
                      b)   His character
                      c)   His reliability
                      d)   If he is or is not adequate to fill a position
                           of confidence.

           c.   Prepare questions that will allow the source to answer in an
open and spontaneous manner (narrative form).

           d.   Avoid questions that only require "YES" or "NO" as an
answer. Examples: Is your name Miguel?

           e.   Prepare your questions using the basic interrogations
(always have in mind the basic interrogations during the interview):

                1)    How
                2)    When
                3)    Who
                4)    What
                5)    Where
                6)    Why


LN324-91 f. Obtain the required forms, such as Sworn Statement, signed. 2. Once planning and preparation have been completed CONTACT THE INDIVIDUAL TO BE INTERVIEWED. a. Try to make contact and carry out the interview during working hours at the individuals work place (or where appropriate depending on the situation, if necessary make an appointment with the Source). 3. Once the meeting has been arranged and you meet the Source, carry out the interview. a. Identify yourself and show your official credential (always remember that you are the representative of a national government and that you are a Special Agent). b. Ensure/certify that the Source himself knows the SUBJECT (if necessary ask him for an identification card). c. Inform the Source of the purpose of the interview (Example: the purpose of this meeting is to obtain information onwho is considered for a confidence and responsibility position with the national government.......) d. Obtain positive identification from the Source. e. Try to gain and keep the confidence of the Source in such a way that he will feel at ease with you. f. Make the arrangements for the interview to take place in a quiet place and free of distractions. NOTE: IF YOU HAVE A RECORDER AVAILABLE AND THE SOURCE DOES NOT OBJECT, EXPLAIN TO ;HIM THAT YOU WANT TO USE TO PREPARE YOUR REPORT OF THE INTERVIEW IN THE MOST ADEQUATE WAY. g. Obtain and make notes of the information of the identification of the Source, including: 1) Name and rank 2) Position 3) The complete designation of the unit and its location or place of work and position. h. Inform the source that the interview is considered official business and warn him that he cannot discuss its content with strange persons to Military Intelligence. i. Ask questions to obtain information from the Source regarding: 95
LN324-91 1) Day, time, place and circumstances when he met the SUBJECT. 2) Day, time, place and circumstances when he last saw or communicated with the SUBJECT: 3) Frequency of contact between him and the SUBJECT: 1) professional contact 2) social contact 4) Any length of time over 30 days when he did not have contact with the SUBJECT: 5) Number of times and frequency of contact since he saw the SUBJECT last and method of communication. j. Ask the Source questions to determine his knowledge of the following regarding the SUBJECT: 1) Date of birth 2) Place of birth 3) Use of nicknames 4) Military units to which he belonged (if applicable). 5) Residences 6) Education (where did he study and to what level). 7) Civilian employment 8) Family 9) Hobbies/interests 10) Partners/business associates k. Questions asked to obtain the Source's opinion regarding: 1) The honesty of the SUBJECT 2) The confidence on the SUBJECT. 3) Can de SUBJECT be depended on? 4) Maturity of the SUBJECT 5) Morality of the SUBJECT 6) Mental and emotional stability of the SUBJECT. l. as the Source if he has knowledge of any problem that the SUBJECT might have had with police authorities. m. Ask the Source if he has knowledge of: 1) whether the SUBJECT uses or has used illegal drugs 2) whether the SUBJECT abuses prescription drugs 3) whether the SUBJECT has the habit of gambling. 4) The financial stability of the SUBJECT. 5) Use or abuse of alcoholic beverages 6) If he is member, goes to meetings or support any organization that intents to overthrow the national government. 96
LN324-91 7) If he is a member, or support any organization that tries to deny civil rights to a person or group of persons. 8) What is the professional reputation of the SUBJECT. 9) Whether the SUBJECT has made previous trips or long trips abroad. 10) Social reputation 11) Relatives living abroad 12) Business contacts in foreign countries. n. Ask the Source if the SUBJECT is loyal to the government. o. As the Source if he would recommend the SUBJECT for any position of confidence and responsibility with the national government. p. THE SOURCE SHOULD BE ASKED TO PREPARE A SIGNED, SWORN STATEMENT; .sworn statements are required when: 1) The source does not recommend the SUBJECT for a confidence position. 2) The source gives negative or derogatory information on the SUBJECT. 3) The information given by the Source does not conform with the negative information previously received. q. Obtain leads (additional contacts). Determine whether the Source knows other persons that know the SUBJECT and his activities. r. Determine whether the Source wishes his name to arise as provider of this information in case the SUBJECT requests it. s. End the interview. 1) The Source has to be reminded that none of the contents of the Interview should be commented with anybody else. 2) Thank the Source for his cooperation and bid good-by. 4. Prepare the required reports. 97