Justice Information Sharing

FC122 Intellectual Property Theft Training (Sept. 9, 2020, Virtual)

This course introduces the problem of intellectual property (IP) theft and provides tools, techniques, and resources for investigating and prosecuting these crimes. A combination of lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises illustrates the potential dangers and economic repercussions of counterfeit products, as well as best practices and techniques for investigating IP theft. Students are provided with a state-specific workbook that includes relevant statutes, sample organizational documents for IP investigations, and additional resources for investigators and prosecutors.

CI240 Intermediate Cyber Investigations: Virtual Currency (Sept. 9, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills they need to investigate crimes involving virtual currency. Instructors explain foundational concepts like the characteristics of money, virtual currency, and cryptocurrency. Blockchain technology, proof work, and proof of stake are covered, and students learn how industry-leading cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Monero) work and how they differ from each other. Finally, students learn investigative techniques for tracking and documenting transactions and best practices for seizing and securing cryptocurrency.

FC210 Money Laundering and Commingling (Sept. 8, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides basic to intermediate knowledge of the money laundering process and the commingling of funds, as well as an understanding of the ingenuity criminals use to move and hide funds while concealing their identity. The course instruction will use examples of real-life cases to provide an interactive session for students. 

FC101 Financial Investigations Practical Skills (Sept. 1, 2020, Virtual)

This course provides hands-on investigative training at a basic level. Students develop the practical skills, insight, and knowledge necessary to manage a successful financial investigation from start to finish, including the acquisition and examination of financial records, interview skills, and case management and organization. Additional topics include forgery and embezzlement, financial exploitation of the elderly, working with spreadsheets, financial profiling, and state-specific statutes and legal issues.

IA102 Introduction to Link Analysis (Aug. 24, 2020, Virtual)

This course introduces analysts to the broader concepts of connecting the dots through link analysis. A critical portion of conducting a successful analytical investigation is the ability to link together and understand the complexities of the connectedness between people and organizations. Introduction to Link Analysis (ILA) expands on the basic principles of link and association analyses explored in the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training (FIAT) while building a framework for more advanced methods such as social network analysis. 

IA105 Intelligence Writing and Briefing (Aug. 19, 2020, Virtual)

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 style and structure, and generating 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. 

CI103-Basic Cyber Investigations - Advertising Identifiers (Sept. 17, 2020, Virtual)

This one-day course, focused on device location information, is for law enforcement investigators and analysts. Class concepts include device identifiers (IDs) in general, advertising IDs in detail, important legal considerations, overall investigative process, and tools available to law enforcement. Students will use commercially available investigative tools for querying databases of Advertising IDs and displaying their recorded broadcast locations.

FC102 Financial Investigations Triage (Sept. 17, 2020, Virtual)

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.

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police for their upcoming “Interactions with the Media” webinar on August 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. ET. This webinar will address how police departments can work with the media to deliver victim-centered and trauma-informed messaging to the community.

Webinar: “Interactions with the Media”

During this session, Chief Fred Fletcher (ret.) from the Chattanooga, Tennessee Police Department will discuss how police departments can work with the media to deliver victim-centered and trauma-informed messaging to the community, while also using the media to highlight agency successes around responding to crimes of domestic and sexual violence.