SOCIAL MEDIA & OPEN SOURCE INVESTIGATIONS
August 18-19, 2022
Larry E. Reider Building #204
2000 K Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Sponsored by Bakersfield PD
This two-day social media & open source investigations course is designed to teach law enforcement personnel how to legally utilize and exploit open source and social media intelligence in their respective roles. Students will start out by leaning the most current case law that allowed them to use these techniques in their investigations, then the students will be shown how to properly set up undercover accounts on social media platforms. Students will be taught how to conduct cover online investigations while using advanced searching techniques. The course will then cover the most popular social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Tiktok. Students will be taught how to find their target on each of the platforms, how to connect their target to an account and how to to submit/analyze the legal process from these platforms. During the course students will be shown relevant and current case studies to reinforce some of the unconventional investigative techniques taught in the course. Most importantly students will be shown how to properly document, save and preserve the evidence they find on social media.
Nearly every case law enforcement investigates has a tie to social media, starting from the first responding officer taking the report to the detective finishing the case. The investigative techniques taught in this class apply to Patrol Officers, Detectives, SRO’s, Dispatchers, Crime Analysts, etc. ***LAW ENFORCEMENT EMPLOYEES ONLY***
Legal issues regarding Social Media & Open Source Investigations
Open Source investigations
Social Media investigations
(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat)
Handling exigent circumstances on Social Media
Execution of legal process to Social Media
How to document your search
How to preserve digital evidence
Exercises for students to demonstrate proficiency
Students will be given a FREE list of investigative resources in the class and shown numerous free databases/resources during the class.
Instructor: We only use active law enforcement, who are currently using these techniques in their daily roles as our instructors. By doing this, it keeps the material up to date and immediately applicable for the students. The instructors can use their own active cases to reinforce the techniques taught in the class. You can read all our instructor biographies on our website or Instagram site.
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.
“Thoroughly enjoyed the class. One of the most relevant training classes I’ve had in 21 years. Found a missing juvenile this morning using some of the resources you provided.” Corona, California Student 2022
“Honestly, this is one of the best course I have taken. It is extremely practical, and you cut out a lot of the bull crap that LE courses tend to come with. No bullshit just good knowledge. I can't think of anything else that you didn't cover. This is so much good new content that I spent a lot of time on typing out notes, so I can go over the notes again.” Corona, California Student 2022
“A lot of valuable information was presented in a very short period of time. I truly found the class beneficial and would highly recommend it to all police personnel as the trend has become that more crime is being committed with clues and evidence located on the internet and woven into social media.” Shelton, CT Student 2022
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