In the eyes of the law; what is an 'Agent Provocateur'

It has been said that a police officer or informer must not act as an 'Agent Provocateur'; an expression used to signify practices employed by those individuals unacquainted with notions of fair play and decency.

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Home Office Codes of Practice

Covert Human Intelligence -  Codes of Practice

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Covert Surveillance & Property Interference - Codes of Practice

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HMIC Report of undercover policing in England & Wales

In June 2013, the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to inspect the effectiveness of the arrangements in place in all police forces to carry out, manage and scrutinise undercover operations. This was not an inquiry into the past events that have caused widespread concern about the way the police use undercover tactics; these past events fall to others to examine. The inspection has examined how well undercover policing is carried out now.

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MPS - Undercover officers named

Undercover Metropolitan police officers who allegedly tricked women into relationships are named after court ruling.

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