August 9-10, 2023
Citrus County Public Safety Training Center
1201 W. Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
It is highly recommended all students bring a laptop/tablet to the course
This two day Covert Online Investigations course is designed to equip law enforcement professionals with the necessary skills to create and manage online undercover profiles, identify, and track suspects, and communicate with them while gathering evidence in criminal investigations.
Participants will learn the fundamentals of creating and managing a credible online persona that can gain the trust of suspects and blend in with the target community. They will also be introduced to various social media and online communication platforms and learn how to identify and monitor suspicious activity and conversations.
In addition, participants will be trained in the use of tools and techniques for conducting effective online investigations, including analyzing digital footprints, tracking IP addresses, and conducting reverse image searches. They will also learn how to use specialized software and databases to collect and analyze digital evidence, including metadata, geolocation data, and communication patterns.
The course will also cover the legal and ethical considerations of conducting undercover online investigations, including privacy laws, entrapment, and the admissibility of digital evidence in court. Participants will learn how to document their investigations and maintain accurate records that can withstand legal scrutiny.
By the end of this course, participants will have gained a thorough understanding of the key concepts and techniques for creating undercover profiles online, finding and communicating with suspects, and gathering digital evidence in criminal investigations. They will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to conduct effective and lawful online investigations that can support the successful prosecution of criminal cases.
Legal issues regarding covert Accounts/chatting
Creation of covert accounts
Maintaining covert accounts
Applications to assist in covert account investigations
Finding suspects using covert accounts
Engaging with suspects
Capturing and presenting evidence obtained during communications
Exercises for students to demonstrate proficiency
Full refund if cancelled more than 30 days prior to start of event
If cancelled less than 30 days prior to start of event there are no refunds, however you can swap seats with someone from your agency.
5 or more