For law enforcement purposes, undercover is an investigative technique in which a
sworn law enforcement officer operates in a covert mode for the purpose of developing
intelligence about illegal activities. The undercover officer may either occupy a position
from which he can provide direct information about criminal activity or occupy a corol-
lary position from which he is able to provide information that, when combined with
intelligence gathered through other investigative techniques, can result in successful
resolution of a case.