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Social Media Investigations

  • Tue, August 16, 2022
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Corona, CA

This course has a cost of $225 and you can register here.

This Social Media Investigations course is designed to teach law enforcementpersonnel how to legally utilize and exploit social media intelligence in their respective roles. Students will start out the course by learning the most current case law that allows them to use these techniques in their investigations, then the students will be shown how to properly set up undercover accounts on social media platforms. The course will then cover the most popular social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok and Twitter. Students will be taught how to find their target on each of the platforms, how to connect their target to an account and how to submit/analyze the legal process from these platforms. During the course students will be shown relevant and current case studies to reinforce some of the unconventional investigative techniques taught in the course. Most importantly students will be shown how to properly document, save and preserve the evidence they find on social media.

Nearly every case law enforcement investigates has a tie to social media, starting from the first responding officer taking the report to the detective finishing the case. The investigative techniques taught in this class apply to Patrol Officers, Detectives, SRO’s, Dispatchers, Crime Analysts, etc.


Legal issues & case law regarding social media Investigations

Setting up UC accounts on social media

Social Media investigations on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and TikTok

Handling exigent circumstances on social media

Execution of legal process to social media

How to document your search

How to preserve digital evidence

Exercises for students to demonstrate proficiency

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