Online Investigations: Tools, Tips, & Techniques
Number: 761
MemberFee: No Fee for Member Agencies
Contact: 309-268-8430 or mtu8training@heartland.edu

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment in this course is limited; therefore, prior to 4/20/20, there is a limit of two seats per member agency. If there are any seats remaining available after 4/20/20, those seats will be allocated to agencies who indicate they want additional seats. Seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Investigators know how important it is to search for, locate, save, and replicate online information relating to all areas of crime. Because web pages and content can quickly appear and vanish, you need to continuously document your findings. This course will provide the attendee the latest tools, tips, and techniques that will keep their investigations moving forward. The course will start by teaching the attendee the steps to take to ensure they don’t tip off the suspect by leaving a digital footprint during the investigation. Attendees will also learn advanced Google searching tips and how to use those skills within specific social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter.

This course teaches investigators how to use the Internet to locate information, find linkages between people, and use social networking sites for law enforcement purposes.

Course topics include:

• Advanced Google searching
• Using Firefox for investigations, including add-ons and the SEARCH Investigative Toolbar
• The variations and history of social networking
• Using portable applications for investigations
• Facebook profile creation and searching
• Digital officer safety
• Social networking page capture and legal process
• Creating social networking profiles
• Using Twitter, Instagram, and BlueStacks for investigations

Who Should Attend: This course is targeted to all investigators who work in high-tech crime, gangs, homicide, vice, property crimes, narcotics, or other details. This course is non-technical in nature, and all investigators, regardless of their technical background, will gain the skills and knowledge they need to enhance their online investigations.

Instructor & Location Date/Time
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.