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Exploitation and Monitoring of Social Media for Law Enforcement Training Course

This innovative course provides criminal investigators, state and local officers, intel analysts, diversion investigators, and other investigators involved in investigations using open source technology a fast-paced, hands-on look at social media investigative tools geared for beginner to intermediate-level users.

The course includes tools for search efficiency, operations security, and evaluating social media websites and microblogs, as well as tools for handling digital images.

Students will be able to:

Webinar - Understanding Social Media Searches for Prosecutors

This workshop, designed for prosecutors, will explore various social networking sites and potential evidence recoverable from those sites for the use in investigations. Participants will learn not only about various techniques that can be used to identify profiles of people involved in the case, but also how to utilize the connections between people to explore more potential corroborative evidence. Knowing what is possible through social media searching will help prosecutors ask the right questions and understand the evidence being provided to them by their investigators.

Webinar - Your Story, Your Time: Elevating Your Social Media Presence in the Digital Age

Social media has leveled the playing field for law enforcement agencies to retake control of the narrative of who they are, why they serve, and what they do. But being able to engage with your digital audience goes beyond just posting information about your agency – you must find ways to engage, converse, and connect. But how do you do that, and more importantly, why should you do it? The task of tackling your digital presence cannot just fall to anyone.

Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators

About the Training

This training is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-day class offers basic, entry-level training to sworn officers newly assigned to work with street gangs or those with limited experience and/or no formal training in street gang investigations. Course topics may include:

Join the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC) for the webinar “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety” on Wednesday, June 20 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn how to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and survivors of crime.

Webinar - Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety

On June 20, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. ET, the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center will present an online Expert Q&A discussion with Erica L. Olsen on “Technology, Social Media, and Victim Safety.”

Social media and technology can be powerful tools to connect with and assist crime victims, but they can also be tools used against victims and survivors. Learn ways to manage social media and technology successfully when working with victims and strategies victims can use to help increase their online safety and privacy.

OJP Diagnostic Center Webinar - Social Media as a #LawEnforcement Tool: The Fundamentals

Law enforcement officials rely on building positive relationships with members of the community they serve in order to successfully fight crime. In today’s digital landscape, social media is a vital tool for law enforcement operations by offering a means to connect in real-time with citizens and stakeholders. On Tuesday, July 18 at 1:00 p.m.

Please join the National Center for Victims of Crime webinar, “Responding to the Misuse and Abuse of Social Media in Criminal Cases.” The webinar will be held on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET, and will review a variety of social media platforms, how law enforcement and other criminal justice professionals can document and obtain evidence in cases involving social media, and considerations for victim safety.

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