Finding the Unfindable: Advanced Digital Investigations
Free | Open to Law Enforcement: The New York State Missing Persons Clearinghouse at the Division of Criminal Justice Services is pleased to announce the availability of the National Child Protection Task Force (NCPTF) course Finding the Unfindable: Advanced Digital Investigations.
Course Description: This course will cover the skills necessary to perform advanced cyber investigations using legal, opensource, and closed-source data. Attendees will learn the concepts and possibilities of locating missing persons and identifying suspects, victims, and other critical evidence by following the digital trails within the case.
The training will include alternative paths of locating evidence, using breached data, geolocation techniques, legal process, legal strategy, and how it connects. The training will consist of 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 course will be comprised of workshops where students will apply the concepts and methodology presented in training to work live cases of any type they choose to bring to the training – this is where the real learning will take place. Cases can range from missing and exploited children to property crimes to terrorism cases – where digital trails are concerned, it all works the same way.
Feedback from the field:
We had a child abduction in Grand Island, NY this past week and I used everything I learned in the “Finding the Unfindable” training you hosted in Oriskany this past December. We were able to locate the child within 24 hours, arrest the perpetrator and reunite the girl with her family. Thank you for the training. It was one of the best trainings I have attended and as you can see, it paid off huge.
Detective Richard Lundberg, Erie County Sheriff’s Office
Who Should Attend: Law enforcement officers and supporting agencies who are involved in the investigation of missing person cases and criminal investigations. Those who would benefit most from the course are those with a fundamental understanding or a basic familiarity of digital investigations.
Students Equipment Requirements: Students should bring a laptop or tablet with a power cord to be used during the hands-on exercises.
Location: The course is a three-day training class scheduled for:
Broome County: December 5-7, 2023, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Nassau County: January 30 – February 1, 2024, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Registration: This course is limited to 60 students. To register please click here or copy and paste this link into your web browser: https://forms.gle/P1masreAbQD8Pip3A
Questions: If there are any questions about this course contact Cindy Neff or Tim Williams at the DCJS Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 800-346-3543 or email [email protected].
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