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Investigating Social Networks and Cell Phone Applications

Hours: 8
Tuition: $150

The number of teens and predators using Social Networking sites and cell phone applications continues to rise across this nation at a steady rate as parents and communities become aware of the vulnerability of our children through these sites. In addition some users of Facebook ,ooVoo, Skype,Omega, Instagram, Words with Friends and Twitter have depicted evidence of criminal offences they have committed through dialog and/or pictures or videos. Learn how to Investigations in these Social Networks/Phone Applications can facilitate a successful prosecution of your online targets.

This 8 hour program has been developed to facilitate law enforcement agencies in understanding the use of social networking sites in building complete cases that can ultimately be presented to local prosecutors for charging. Officers attending this training will gain first hand experience in navigating computer sites through the use of the Suburban Law Enforcement Academy’s (SLEA) Computer Lab.

Objectives of this class:

  • Learn how, Facebook and Twitter work
  • Strategies on how social networks could help your case
  • Learning the Law Enforcement advantages to Social Networking
  • What court documents you need to get information from these networks
  • Learn how to access cell phone applications and what information the cell carriers have on them
  • Learn how to access "Private" Social network pages
  • Learn about the Electronic Communications and Privacy Act (ECPA) and what this federal law offers law enforcement. This also includes Searching, Seizing and Analyzing computers and computer related investigations.
  • Learn how to obtain evidence from these sites using Snag It.

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

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Fax: (630) 942-3766


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