How To Spot Undercover Police
By Barry Cooper
These tips will help you avoid being busted by an undercover agent. Unfortunately, I worked as an undercover cop in dozens of drug stings. I bought drugs. I sold drugs. I traded guns for drugs. I did all of this under the direction and watchful eye of the American government. I feel bad for using undercover skills to cage non-violent citizens. Please forgive me.
I have been criticized by some police officers for revealing how to spot undercovers in NeverGetBusted, Volume 2: NeverGetRaided. In the film, I explain undercover police cause more harm to citizens than drugs do. Cops and the media often portray the lie that officers risk and lose their lives every day in the War On Drugs. According to the FBI’s Uniformed Crime Reports, between the years 1996 and 2006, only 28 officers lost their lives while conducting drug operations. This means only 2.8 cops died in those years compared to the millions of citizens who lost their lives or freedom during the same time period. Why is the life of a cop considered more valuable than the life of a citizen? It’s supposed to be the other way around. Police are supposed to lay down their lives to protect citizens.
Any officer worried about me teaching citizens how to spot them, stop working as an undercover because you are causing more harm than the offender.
When asked, undercover police do not have to tell you they are working undercover. I’m not sure how this rumor started but it is not true and actually helps law enforcement. Many times as an undercover, suspects would ask if I were a cop and would explain I must tell them if I were. I would respond, “No. I’m not a cop and you are correct. I would have to tell you if I were.” This answer made the suspect comfortable enough to sell me drugs.
Police are taught how to mimic a joint hit by allowing the smoke to pass from their mouth and through their noses without smoke entering the lungs. The best way to reveal an undercover cop is to insist they take a large bong hit in your presence. It’s impossible to fake a bong hit so always insist on this form of ingestion when dealing with a suspicious person. Informants are ordered to never use drugs during operations but they commonly violate the agreement. Police are NEVER allowed to partake in drug use. As an undercover officer, I was often drug tested immediately after an operation to prove I didn’t partake. The test results would be added to the prosecutor’s file in case the defendant claimed I was a user. Although there are a few rogue agents who will use drugs, always be suspicious of any person who is unwilling to hit a bong.
Never conduct drug deals with your recently busted friend or any persons he/she introduces you to. It’s likely your friend is working off their case by cooperating with the police to bust you.
If a person is unwilling to constantly change deal locations before the transaction takes place, he is probably a cop. Police do not like re establishing surveillance during large deals and will usually refuse to change locations. If they won’t move, you move fast and get the hell out of there.