Digital Technologies for Investigators
Program area: Technological crime
Course code: DTICRegister
|Session(s)||Location||Start date||End date|
|23-03R English||Saint John||2023-03-27||2023-03-31|
- Accommodations are offered to course participants. Our rooms are subject to availability and the request must be indicated on the course registration form
- Meal plans are offered to course participants. The specific meal plan must be indicated on the course registration form
- Travel grant funding is available to our non-federal law enforcement agencies
The cyber environment has no borders and offers easy anonymity and methods of concealment. It also provides new tools to engage in a range of different criminal activities. This course is designed to assist investigators in solving crimes that involve digital evidence.
Format and delivery
- Length of course
5 days (combined 25 hrs. online pre-course and in-class)
- Part 1: Approximately 25 hours pre-course reading (self-paced)
- Part 2: 5 days of learning in-class
- Class size
- maximum 20 students
- Delivery setting
- Part 1: Delivered through CPC LMS (ILIAS) platform
- Part 2: Delivered on-site in class
- Understanding the structure and operation of a computer, networks and the Internet.
- Understanding current means of electronically communicating the purposes of obtaining evidence.
- Knowledge of current digital technologies.
- Ability to locate and document evidence of criminal activity.
- Understanding the legal considerations regarding digital technology investigations.
- Knowledge of new and current computer related case law, including the use of effective wording in search warrants.
- Understanding how to lawfully access and preserve data from a computer.
- Understanding how to lawfully search and seize potential digital evidence from a crime scene.
Eligibility and mandatory requirements
- This course is offered to investigators, law enforcement and government employees from federal, provincial, and municipal agencies or departments that have a role in public safety.
- Priority will be given to registrants which already belong to a cybercrime unit or child exploitation unit.
- Registrants should be able to:
- regularly use email, word processing programs, web browsing programs, personalizing their interface screens
- manage files and folders via Windows Explorer (i.e. create, copy, move and delete files)
- download and install programs from the Internet
- troubleshoot and problem solve at a basic level
- Acceptance or refusal in the course is at the discretion of the Canadian Police College.
- The online component (Part 1) must be completed before you can be registered into one of the in-class sessions.
- Once the online component (Part 1) has been completed, it is the responsibility of the participant or their training coordinator to contact the Registrar's office to apply for an in-class session.
- Success in the course is based on participation and completion of all required assignments and evaluations.
- Various evaluation methods will be used.
- The online component (Part 1) will include evaluation of content.
- The 5-day in-class component (Part 2) will begin with a graded exam that will cover the material from the online component (Part 1).
- The participant must pass this exam in order to continue on the course.
For more details or other information about the course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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