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Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS)

A covert human intelligence source (CHIS) is defined as a person who establishes or maintains a personal or other relationship with another person for the covert purpose of facilitating anything that:-

i ) covertly uses such a relationship to obtain information or to provide access to any information to another person; or        

ii) covertly discloses information obtained by the use of such a relationship or as a consequence of the existence of such a relationship.

View our policy and forms:-

Code of Practice

Covert Human Intelligence - the Scottish Government website

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2003/03/16694/19522 External website logo

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