As the demands on policing change due to technology, officers need to know how to make defensible decisions about the digital evidence they encounter. Identifying, handling, and preserving digital evidence are three skill sets that every law enforcement first responder needs today.
The National Criminal justice Association (NCJA) works with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to host monthly webinars that feature justice information sharing technology discussions that are of interest to practitioners at all levels of government.
SEARCH to Demonstrate Best Practices for Using Social Media Sites in Child Abuse Investigations at Upcoming International Symposium
SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training Services staff will participate in the 31st International Symposium on Child Abuse, March 23–26, 2015, in Huntsville, Alabama.
The past decade has seen huge strides in making mental health records available to the NICS—the system used to determine a prospective gun buyer’s eligibility to buy firearms or explosives.
In anticipation of the new CSI: Cyber television show, TV news teams in at least three markets—Chicago, San Diego and Louisville—have recently given viewers an inside look at their local FBI Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL).
Seats Still Available in Upcoming Investigation of Computer Crime Training Course for Law Enforcement
Because nearly every crime today has some sort of digital connection attached to it, law enforcement investigators need to have strong computer skills. They need to understand how technology can be used to facilitate crime and how it can be used to help solve crime.
Conference on Crimes Against Women: Training, Strategies, and Practical Instruction for Responders and Victim Advocates
Did you happen to catch the powerful Super Bowl domestic violence PSA that showed there’s more than one way to seek help during a crisis? In this chilling 60-second clip, viewers witness a phone conversation between a domestic violence victim and a 9-1-1 operator. As we listen to the victim try to “order a pizza for delivery,” we see traces of a desperate struggle, including a hole punched into a wall of her home. The 9-1-1 operator catches on that something’s amiss and quickly turns the conversation around in order to determine that 1) the victim needs assistance, 2) she is not alone, and 3) there are no weapons in the house.
SEARCH Board Selects Major Timothy McGrail, Justice Enterprise Advocate, to Receive 2015 Cooper Award
Major Timothy McGrail is this year’s recipient of the Gary R. Cooper Meritorious Service Award, SEARCH’s top Membership honor. The SEARCH Board of Directors made the selection at a board meeting last month, held in conjunction with our 2015 Winter Meeting.