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7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585
JOHNSTON, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532
515-252-4756
DSN 431-4756


  MCTC Courses

Open Source Investigations for Anti-Trafficking Operations

Registration

This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

The course is designed to instruct officers how to gather evidence and intelligence of illegal activity displayed or hidden in social media and other sites. This course covers how to use open source tools to enhance anti-trafficking and investigative operations. These tools should include but are not limited to websites and third party applications (apps). Hands-on practical exercises that are realistic and represent real world activities are a major part of this course. The class challenges students to apply effective classroom theory to the exercises. Each hands-on exercise shall is followed by an after-action review of the students’ products in order to ensure all training objectives have been met.

Topics Covered

• Introduction – Open-source Intelligence for law enforcement
• National trends of traffickers using social media for illicit purposes
• Legal considerations for open source investigations
• Using the internet and social media sites for intelligence gathering in law
• enforcement operations
• Key apps and sites to use in investigations
• Identifying threats through the internet and social media
• Tracking criminals, and missing persons
• Apps and technology used against law enforcement
• How to protect the agent’s identity on social media
• How to establish a safe and legal undercover persona through social media
• How to conduct undercover investigations through the internet and social media
• Smart Phone Utilization during law enforcement investigations
• Doxing - how to combat and use as a tool in investigations 

Course Length

Open Source Investigations for Anti-Trafficking Operations is a 2 Day (16 Hour) course.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites to attend this course.


There are no scheduled classes available at this time.

MCTC provides on-site and mobile training of the highest quality at no cost to the student to all those involved in the fight against drug trafficking and substance abuse.

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