Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Open Source Investigations for Anti-Trafficking Operations
Tuesday, December 20 - Wednesday, December 21, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Johnston, IA 50131
This course is restricted to US military law enforcement personnel along with other local, state, and federal civilian law enforcement employees to include criminal analysts, and corrections officers.
There is no cost to attend this training.
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.
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
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
Open Source Investigations for Anti-Trafficking Operations is a 2 Day (16 Hour) course.
There are no prerequisites to attend this course.