This course covers basic intelligence writing and briefing principles, as well as methods for effective and clear intelligence sharing. Topics include creative/critical thinking and critical reading skills, source evaluation, privacy and civil rights, intelligence writing structure and style, and creating and presenting intelligence briefings. With guidance from experienced experts, students gain hands-on experience by working through datasets based on real cases to produce intelligence products. Instructors and peers provide feedback on briefings and reports produced and presented in class.
This course provides an overview of the actions investigators can take at the outset of a financial crime investigation. Students learn to ask critical questions, gather documentation, and analyze information for leads. Topics include obtaining and working with financial records, red flags in financial cases, money laundering, investigative strategies for different types of financial crimes, and commingled funds.
This webinar presented by subject matter experts will cover the skills necessary to perform advanced cyber investigations using legal, open source, and closed source data. Attendees will learn the concepts and possibilities on how to identify those committing the most heinous crimes. We will look at a range of techniques for finding the who done it, from obtaining more evidence to looking through the eye of the criminal and discovering how they chose and researched their victim. We will look at what can be done for crimes committed in public and private spaces. We will look at solutions for finding those selling opioids on the dark web through good, old-fashioned police work. We will discuss the interconnections between legal returns, open source, and closed source information by examining each and then walking through case studies where the methods were applied. We will discuss techniques for unmasking people who are using VPNs, TOR, encrypted email services, sock-puppet accounts, and more, followed by a conversation on the way of solving an investigation through the eyes and actions of a criminal, from before and after he/she committed the act. The webinar will provide a roadmap on how to complete these tasks efficiently and cost-effectively while protecting the civil rights of those we are committed to safeguarding. The NCPTF provides ongoing consultation, assistance, and guidance as needed to implement this training. The webinar is for executives and investigators from senior cyber and homicide investigators to new investigators, prosecutors, analysts, supervisors, and everyone in between.
Join Operation Lady Justice and the National Indian Country Training Initiative for their webinar “Missing Persons, Ambiguous Loss, Reintegration: How it All Fits Together” on June 10, 2021 at 2:00–4:00 p.m. ET. The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m., ET, Friday, June 4, 2021 and the deadline for the OLE notification email is Tuesday, June 8, 2021.
Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program for their webinar “Peer Integration into Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Other Jail-based Treatment Programs” on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 1:00–2:30 p.m. ET. Presenters will discuss how to successfully implement peer-based treatment programs to address opioid and other substance misuse.
Join Justice Clearinghouse, the American Society of Evidence-Based Policing, and the National Sheriffs’ Association for their webinar “Getting Curious in the Face of Conflict: How to Use Targeted Questions to Control Escalation” on Tuesday, June 8 at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET. This webinar will discuss “a framework for understanding conflict decisionmaking; how curiosity can de-escalate tense encounters; and essential questions for handling conflict effectively.”
Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) for their webinar “Grief & Loss in Law Enforcement: Helping Officers and Agencies Recover and Heal” on Tuesday, June 1 at 3:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will address how to help officers access appropriate resources to process the pain from grief and loss and to help them heal. Presenters will focus on both agency and individual best practices. This webinar is intended for officers, command staff, law enforcement employee assistance program personnel, officer safety and wellness staff, and mental health professionals.
This course provides the advanced skills and knowledge necessary to analyze data on iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad) and Android devices at an advanced level. Students use forensically sound tools and techniques to analyze potential evidence, employing advanced techniques to uncover evidence potentially missed or misrepresented by commercial forensic tools. Topics include identifying potential threats to data stored on devices, using available acquisition options, accessing locked devices, and understanding the default folder structure. Core skills include analyzing artifacts such as device information, call history, voicemail, messages, web browser history, contacts, and photos. Instruction is provided on developing the "hunt" methodology for analyzing third-party applications not supported by commercial forensic tools.
This course promotes a multiagency approach to the problem of financial exploitation of senior citizens. Topics include working with senior victims, examining documents like bank records and power of attorney, and using resources for investigation and community awareness. Detailed examination of a case study, from initial complaint to prosecution, reinforces and illustrates the course content. With a dual focus on financial abuse by trusted persons and common scams aimed at seniors, the course introduces senior-specific investigative skills while facilitating networking and cooperation that can extend out of the classroom and into real cases.