Timothy Lott to Lead SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Program

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SEARCH, The National Consortium for Justice Information and Statistics, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Timothy Lott to Director of our High-Tech Crime Training Services team, effective December 1, 2011.

Mr. Lott will oversee a national program that provides expert technical assistance and training to local, state, and federal justice and public safety agencies on successfully conducting electronic crimes investigations. Courses provided by SEARCH's team of certified computer crimes investigators and information systems security professionals focus on teaching how to investigate Internet and computer crimes, online child exploitation, cellular devices, and social networking sites, and the proper search and seizure of home and small office networks.

"We are pleased to welcome Tim Lott to his new position," noted SEARCH Deputy Executive Director Scott Came. "He has significant experience with investigating crimes involving technology and also developing and conducting training for justice agencies. For the past 18 months, he has provided electronic crime training and computer forensics assistance as a Training Specialist for our High-Tech Crime Training Services team.

"His years of investigative and training experience in the justice field and leadership capabilities will help SEARCH provide critically needed training and assistance."

Mr. Lott joined SEARCH in 2010 as a High-Tech Crime Training Specialist, coordinating and providing training on high-tech crime investigations and forensics; providing technical assistance to law enforcement agencies in active cases; preparing training curricula; and speaking conferences throughout the United States.

Mr. Lott previously worked for 6 years as a Deputy Probation Officer for the Sacramento County (California) Department of Probation, and another 2 years as a Probation Assistant. He was assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force, and helped conduct multijurisdictional investigations involving white-collar crime, organized crime, crimes against persons, and fraud when high-technology or identity theft is a factor. He also supervised a caseload of adult and juvenile probationers in the community.

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. In August 2009, Mr. Lott was cross-designated as a Special Deputy United States Marshal. Mr. Lott also has experience as an agency- and college-level instructor.

  • For the Probation Department, he conducted compliance training and instruction on the proper use of criminal justice automated systems. He developed and implemented the class curriculum 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, providing instruction on topics ranging from juvenile delinquency to electronic crime.

Mr. Lott earned a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice from California State University-Sacramento. He also has undergone Instructor training through the California Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST), Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation / Instructor Development Institute, and is awaiting certification. Mr. Lott is a member of the American Probation and Parole Association, American Criminal Justice Association, and the High Technology Crime Investigation Association, Northern California chapter.

Mr. Lott can be reached at 916-392-2550, ext. 209, or tlott@search.org.

SEARCH is a nonprofit membership organization created by and for the states. It has 42 years of experience supporting the information sharing, interoperability, information technology, cybercrime and criminal records needs of justice and public safety agencies and practitioners nationwide. For more background, see SEARCH Training Services.