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Cell Phone Use in Drug Trafficking Investigations
Number: 711
MemberFee: No Fee
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, please visit the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center’s website at www.counterdrug.org, click on “Registration” under “Training”, click on “Click Here To Register for Courses”, scroll to find the training that you would like to register for, click “Select”, then click “Register”. Log in or if you are a new user, create an account and register using the course dates.
Objectives:

This course is a detailed introduction to how cell phone data can be used by investigators to enhance drug trafficking investigation. Instruction will cover use of historical communication data (records), real-time surveillance options, physical cell phone forensics considerations, and solutions that all law enforcement personnel should know. Legal issues about how to obtain and use this data will be covered as well as surveillance operations considerations, company-specific considerations, courtroom presentation issues, and other related matters. At the end of this course, students will have a very thorough understanding of what is possible with communication data in narcotics investigations, the several primary categories of available data, and how to determine the servicing companies for communications devices and accounts.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe the primary categories of data that are available from cell phones, including:
a. Data from physical devices such as cell phones themselves, traditionally retrievable using forensic techniques.
b. Activation, subscriber, and payment information.
c. Communication/call detail records with and without geographic information.
d. Law enforcement surveillance data from cell phones, such as traps and traces, pen registers
e. Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) delivery, field device locations, 'target development,' and communications intercept (aka 'wiretaps').

2. Determine the company that services a phone number, and Internet Protocol (IP) address, e-mail address, and web address.

3. Determine which provider company to contact.

4. Determine how to contact a specific provider company.

5. List the primary categories of legal demands that are used to lawfully obtain data and authorize surveillances, including customer consent, emergency legal demands, subpoenas, court orders, and search warrants.

6. Describe the primary tools that may be used to map cell phone geographic data such as Microsoft Streets and Trips and Iconico’s Screen Protractor software.

***TO REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE, please visit the Northeast Counterdrug Training Center’s website at www.counterdrug.org, click on “Registration” under “Training”, click on “Click Here To Register for Courses”, scroll to find the training that you would like to register for, click “Select”, then click “Register”. Log in or if you are a new user, create an account and register using the course dates.

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