Introductory Computer Crime, Cell Phone and Internet Investigation

Date & Time

Monday and Tuesday, May 18 and 19, 2020
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Homeland Security Education Center (HEC)

Hours: 16
Tuition: $225

Program Information

This class is designed for patrol officers and newer detectives who have limited knowledge of internet scams, computer fraud, child sex crimes, computer systems, cell phone applications, internet investigations, legal process and Most investigators or detectives with more than two (2) years of experience will not find this class useful.

Explore the criminal use of computers, cellular telephones, social media and the internet to exploit others. Through discussion, case studies and multi-media presentations, gain a basic understanding of the most common types of crime, computer crime laws and the methods employed to identify and prosecute an offender. Discover several methods of obtaining evidence by searching the internet and email, tracking internet protocol addresses, exploiting intelligence databases and joining social networks. Instruction also includes searching computers, cell phones and electronic media, deciphering computer data and drafting legal process such as search warrants and subpoenas. All participants receive a flash drive of relevant resources.

Topics Include

  • Social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Craigslist
  • Online computerized intelligence databases and resources
  • Online computer fraud, middle man scams, wire fraud
  • Sexual predator investigations, sexting and cyberbullying
  • NEMEC (National Center Missing Exploited Children)


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