Many IES investigators have agricultural and law enforcement backgrounds and have worked with APHIS previously in program delivery. Investigators are trained at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, GA, to monitor possibly unlawful activities and gather evidence about them. Upon completion of training in Glynco, IES investigators can provide training to other APHIS employees and cooperators. This training includes techniques for collecting evidence, conducting interviews, and enforcing APHIS regulations.
IES also authorizes APHIS employees other than investigators to administer oaths and take affidavits in the field. The authorizations enable these other employees to gather useful evidence of possible violations.