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Social Networking
Tuesday, March 17 - Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Registration 0830 Class Starts 0900 - 1700
Location: Regional Emergency Training Center
Directions: 420 Woodbury-Turnersville Rd., Blackwood, NJ 08012

Cost: Free
Law Enforcement & Military Personnel Only

Questions? - Email info@nctccounterdrug.org

Registration for this training DOES NOT confirm your enrollment in the course. 
 NCTC makes its student selections 45-60 days before the start of the course,
at which time you will receive an email if your registration is accepted
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Course Description:

This course covers the essentials patrol officers, investigators, probation officers, School Resource Officers and anyone in the criminal justice system needs to know about social networking. Various types of crime are rooted in social networking activity. Drugs, scams, identity theft, flash mobs, sexting, sextortion, cyber bullying, even school shootings can be attributed to social media. This course will break down the elements of social networking, examine what information is collected and demonstrate what a great investigative/intelligence tool it can be. Information regarding investigative leads, relationships, communications, photographs, location, etc. is all-available and many times an open source. In addition, students will learn the proper methods of authenticating the information they collect.

Social networking has created a number of problems for law enforcement especially in matters of safety for both officers and their families. Social media sites exist where officer and informant information is posted. Criminal organizations are collecting photos and biomaterial of officers and sharing that information via social media. This class will delineate steps officers must take to safeguard their information while utilizing social media for investigative work as well as in their personal lives.

 Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Define the history, growth, and attributes of social networking in general relate the types of information collected

  2. Associate the use of social networking with traditional investigative techniques

  3. Authenticate the information collected

  4. Examine the dangers to an officer and family members

  5. Apply skills and techniques discussed to day-to-day law enforcement duties and obligations

  6. Provide additional resources for an officer to draw upon

  7. Employ up-to-date skills and knowledge drawn from the instructional materials

 Prerequisites: None

 Course Length: 2 days/ 16 hours

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Military Intelligence


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