What is undercover?

Undercover

Being undercover is disguising one's own identity or using an assumed identity for the purposes of gaining the trust of an individual or organization to learn secret information or to gain the trust of targeted individuals in order to gain information or evidence. Traditionally it is a technique employed by law enforcement agencies around the world and a person who works in such a role is commonly referred to as an undercover agent.

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UC: Undercover
... UC Undercover is an action-thriller television series that focuses on the secret lives and private demons of an elite Justice Department crime-fighting unit that confronts ... Salerno said the show would be a "very music driven series." UC Undercover was a production of NBC Studios in association with Jersey Films, Chasing ...
Color Of The Day (police) - History
... Undercover officers were asked to go into areas such as subways in plain-clothes or dressed as a homeless person as a decoy ... In the beginning, specifically colored headbands were given to each undercover Street Crime Unit member ... officers would be briefed on that color to allow them to quickly recognize the undercover officers, while the general public would not notice anything unusual ...
Sons Of Silence - Criminal Activities
... illegal weapons charges after one of Denver's largest federal undercover operations ... The investigation began in 1997 and involved two undercover agents infiltrating the club ... a 2009 episode of Gangland, which included interviews with one of the undercover agents who infiltrated the club ...
Love Undercover
... Love Undercover (新紮師妹) is a 2002 Hong Kong film directed by Joe Ma Wai-Ho ... The film was followed by two sequels, also directed by Joe Ma Love Undercover 2 Love Mission (2003) and Love Undercover 3 (2006) ...
Undercover - Plainclothes Law Enforcement
... Undercover agents should not be confused with law enforcement agents who wear plainclothes ... The principal difference is that undercover agents will often work under an assumed identity whereas plainclothes police will normally use their own identity ... Plainclothes officers can also be assigned to go undercover, under an assumed alias or identity ...

Famous quotes containing the word undercover:

    Washington will ever be a city for extracurricular romance and undercover trysts, partly because of the high moral standards demanded of the politician by his constituency, and also because it is a town where women are more easily tolerated if they dabble with politicians rather than politics.
    Barbara Howar (b. 1934)