HSM Training and Consultancy is a UK company providing Confidential informant, countering terrorism and intelligence training, and consultancy services to law enforcement, intelligence agencies and the private sector, on a global basis.

We specialise in providing bespoke training for all levels, and consultancy solutions, relating to all aspects of:

  • Intelligence management / Intelligence led policing.

  • Confidential informants (often referred to as ‘Human Sources’ or ‘Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS)’ in the UK, or people falling under the model of HUMINT)

  • Undercover training.

  • Risk management with particular expertise in risks associate with covert/undercover investigations

  • Counter-terrorism / Countering Violent Extremism.

  • Human rights

  • Witness protection

  • Communication and interpersonal skills for law enforcement and the private sector for staff and leaders.

  • Managing diversity and ethics in a law enforcement context.

Take some time to explore our website and you will see the extensive range of services we provide to help your agency or business.

Our 'blog' is regularly updated with interesting articles, emerging best practice and commentary.

The 'publications' page provides details of reading material relating to the training we provide and how to get your hands on it.

Our 'services' page provides details of what we can do to help you and your agency in your functions.

Cost: We deliver training on an international basis. Not everyone has the same financial resources so we do not quote prices here. We prefer to talk to an agency and design a course that fits them and their budget. When it comes to agencies in the western world our training will work out better value than you can deliver it in house. In countries with less resources talk to us we see will see what we can do. Crime and terrorism work on a transnational basis so developing countries need good training and we like to see the world! To discuss costs email us at info@hsmtraining.com or call us on +44 7739 370 969 - you won’t get a high pressure sales pitch - it’s not what we are about.

Working with the wider law enforcement community we ensure that lessons learned by colleagues, are shared and experience developed for the benefit of all.


The ethos of HSM Training is to provide bespoke training to our customers. We care about them and we care about the job they are trying to do. By keeping our overheads low and spending a significant amount of time researching, developing, and documenting emerging best practices we can provide the highest quality training within budgets that agencies can afford. Everything we teach will be thoroughly researched from an academic perspective and will be delivered to the highest professional standards. 


Training needs to be delivered in a way that meets both the strategic needs of the agency and the tactical needs of practitioners. Our training is delivered by experienced trainers who have through knowledge of both strategic and tactical concerns. When it comes to practical training we use 'Predicted Task Learning'™ a training technique designed to give practitioners the opportunity to deal with ‘real life’ scenarios within a safe learning environment. We pride ourselves in making our training engaging. As one of our customers commented – 'It was delivered with humour and humanity' 


Each agency's needs are unique. Let us know what your needs are we will quote you a price that is valid for one year from date of quote. Our training will save you money. 

We also recognise that while agencies in developing nations may well desire the best training that is available, they simply cannot afford to pay what others in more developed countries can. Crime and terrorism work without borders and HSM Training and Consultancy believe our colleagues in developing nations should get the training they need. Talk to us and we will hopefully be able to come to an arrangement.


While a significant amount of our business revolves around training an increasing amount of our time is now dedicated to consultancy, ensuring that agencies have in place adequate structures to enable them to perform their duties in a cost effective manner and to protect them with regard to litigation.

We also provide expert testimony in relation to all aspects of human source (confidential informant) management, risk management relating to covert operations and all aspects of intelligence management.

Our Publications

HSM Training have published three authoritative volumes on human sources and intelligence

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We offer comprehensive training in all aspects of intelligence management, human source management and countering violent extremism.

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