Rapport is an integral part of interviewing, viewed as fundamental to the success of intelligence elicitation. There are a variety of methods that agencies can use to collect intelligence. One of the dominant collection capabilities is Human Intelligence (HUMINT), the discipline charged with eliciting intelligence through interactions with human sources, such as Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHIS). To date, research has yet to explore the perceptions and experiences of intelligence operatives responsible for gathering HUMINT within England and Wales. The present study consisted of structured interviews with police Source Handlers (N = 24) who work within counter-terrorism. An exploration of the current successes and challenges in gathering intelligence with a specific focus on rapport was undertaken. Rapport was perceived as essential, especially with regard to maximising the opportunity for intelligence elicitation. Participants provided a range of rapport strategies while highlighting the importance of establishing, and maintaining, rapport. The majority of participants believed rapport could be trained to some degree. Thus, rapport was not viewed exclusively as a natural skill, participants however commonly perceived some natural attributes are required to build rapport that can be refined and developed through training and experience.