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Length: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Designed For: This course will train officers to investigate illegal activity conducted on the internet through the use of social media such as Facebook, MySpace, Craigslist, Backpage and more.

Prerequisites: None.

Description: This course consists of techniques to train officers to gather information and valuable intelligence on gang members and drug suspects through the internet. Students will learn to use covert accounts to build cases involving, but not limited to illicit drugs, narco-terrorism, bulk cash, human trafficking, child molestation, terrorism and illegal weapons.

Course Objectives:

  • Intro to Social Networking and Media
  • Psychology of social networking users
  • Criminals and social media
  • Using YouTube to your advantage
  • Active social media investigations techniques
  • Setting up your own covert undercover accounts
  • Maintaining covert accounts

Taught by Sgt T. Gene Donegan, Metropolitan Nashville Police Department