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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.

Responding to the Misuse and Abuse of Social Media in Criminal Cases

Research has shown that the majority of people, youth and adults, engage with some type of social media. While social media has many positive uses, it can also be misused and abused by criminals in many crimes, particularly in cases of stalking and dating/domestic violence.