Timothy Lott Joins SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Services

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Timothy Lott
We are pleased to welcome Mr. Timothy Lott, who joined us July 19 as a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist in the High-Tech Crime Training Services department of SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics.

In this position, Mr. Lott will coordinate and provide training on high-tech crime investigations and forensics to local, state, and federal justice agencies. In addition, he will provide technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in active cases, prepare training curricula, teach SEARCH investigative courses, and speak at conferences throughout the United States.

Mr. Lott has worked for the Sacramento County Probation Department since 2002, first as a Probation Assistant and, for the past 6 years, as a Deputy Probation Officer. In this last position, he was assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, which conducts multijurisdictional investigations, particularly those involving white-collar crime, organized crime, crimes against persons, and fraud when high technology or identity theft is a factor.

"We are pleased to welcome Tim to the SEARCH High-Tech Training team, given his significant experience in conducting high-tech crime investigations, as well as his experience as a college instructor developing curriculum and providing instruction on criminal justice topics," said Mr. David Bishop, SEARCH Director of High-Tech Crime Training Services.

"Tim has spent the past six years honing his skills in helping to identify, investigate, arrest and help prosecute individuals who commit high-tech crimes. He is a great addition to our team and will help uphold our tradition of high-quality, effective training for justice and public safety agencies."

His assignment on the Task Force required him to conduct probation compliance checks on offenders who had been convicted and placed on probation for offenses involving the possession of child pornography, stalking via social networking sites or cell phones, and identity theft. He was responsible for generating fresh investigations and identifying those using peer-to-peer networks to trade child pornography, and for supporting allied local, state and federal law enforcement agencies participating in the Task Force.

In August 2009, Mr. Lott was cross-designated as a Special Deputy United States Marshal.

Mr. Lott also has experience as an instructor at the agency and local college levels. He conducted training classes for the Probation Department, including instruction on the proper use of criminal justice automated systems. He developed and implemented the curriculum for these classes and received approval from the California Corrections Standard Authority's Standards & Training for Corrections. He has also worked as an Instructor at two local colleges, Kaplan College and ITT Technical Institute, providing instruction for 2-3 dozen students per class. He has taught classes ranging from juvenile delinquency to high-technology crime.

Mr. Lott earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University-Sacramento. He has undertaken multiple job-related trainings, including peer-to-peer network investigations, computer forensics and data collection, social networking site investigations, and computer crime investigations.

He is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association, the American Criminal Justice Association, and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA).