Technologies Used Against Police & Prosecutors

Course Description

This is a unique and eye opening class for officers and prosecutors who want to learn more on how technology is being used to avoid or detect their investigations. In almost every major investigations a variety of technologies are incorporated into the investigative process. However most officers aren't looking at what technologies their targets may be employing. This 16 hour class will examine a number of different technologies from Caller ID spoofing to Steganography, but from an investigating officer's perspective. In addition, we'll look at what can be done to mitigate the problem.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course the students will be able to:

  1. Define a number of different technology terms and acronyms.
  2. List potential methods a target may use to avoid detection utilizing technology.
  3. List potential technological methods a target may employ to identify police officers.
  4. Identify and utilize a number of open source search engines.
  5. Explain the role of social networking sites and their implication to law enforcement.
  6. Identify steps that an officer can take to better protect his information and identity.
  7. Identify resources in the Law Enforcement community that an officer can go to for additional information on investigative technology issues.
  8. Discuss the techniques targets can employ to avoid or circumvent an investigation utilizing technology.
  9. Discuss the techniques a target can use to gain information about the officer.
  10. Describe how Caller ID works and how one can be identified even if Blocking is employed
  11. Describe the purpose of privacy settings on social networking sites and its importance to a law enforcement officer.
  12. Explain the importance of officers increasing their overall awareness of the types of technology in their environment especially when serving a warrant.


Course Length

2 days (16 hours)

Who May Attend This Course