This course is designed for patrol officers, criminal investigators, supervisors and civilian support
Just as the internet has changed the world as we know it, so has it changed 21 st century policing. The internet has spawned one of the most serious and critical threats facing law enforcement today; the online criminal. Try and think of one single crime where a criminal or criminal organization does not have the ability to exploit the internet for illegal purposes. From drug dealing to acts of terrorism, it is just one click away and effects every law enforcement jurisdiction.
Investigating internet related crimes can be a daunting task for most agencies. Untrained personnel, limited investigative resources, non-existent policies/procedures and a lack of in- house subject matter experts are all contributing factors leading to an organizational unconscious incompetence. In other words, a lack of online situational awareness. This course will provide the participant with the knowledge to cultivate valuable new skill sets in order to evolve with technological change, conduct online criminal investigations, engage in covert online investigations, and locate track and apprehend criminals blending technology of yesterday, today and tomorrow.