In July 2015, POLICE TECHNICAL brought condensed versions of the highly rated Cell Phone Data and Mapping, and PowerPoint for Public Safety courses to the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATFE) academy at their headquarters in Washington, D.C. The classes were viewed a success, with many students deploying what they learned shortly after the training.
Thomas Manson, CEO of POLICE TECHNICAL and presenter of the abridged PowerPoint for Public Safety course, said he was happy to hear students were able to leverage the information so quickly. The Information Research Specialists who attended the presentations said they were “great courses.”
Cell Phone Data and Mapping is one of the highest rated courses at POLICE TECHNICAL. With 99% of students saying they will use what was learned in the course. The course covers methods to view, analyze and present cell phone (and related data sets) data generated from current investigations. Through the use of specific case studies and prepared sample sets of data (generated from actual cases) students learn how to analyze and present data found in typical investigations. Special data sets (non-cell phone) are also presented as potential sources for evidence. The class is designed for law enforcement officers at any stage in their career. Cell Phone Data and Mapping is part of the Cell Phone Investigations Certification by POLICE TECHNICAL.
PowerPoint for Public Safety is also one of POLICE TECHNICAL’s highest rated courses, with 100% of students responding that they would recommend the course to others. PowerPoint for Public Safety is designed to assist all public safety personnel in becoming more efficient and proficient with PowerPoint. The class features the creation of a “Splash Screen”, custom animation, video, and presentation skills. Students are able to create their own PowerPoint presentation from scratch in class and work on their own presentation skills. PowerPoint for Public Safety is a core course in the Applied Applications Certification by POLICE TECHNICAL.
About the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
ATFE is a unique law enforcement agency in the United States Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. We partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research and use of technology.
The ATFE Academy is a four week long training initiative that occurs six times throughout the year in various locations across the US. The training helps baseline Information Research Specialists so that they can better assist special agents. The Academies culminate with one final project by the IRS’s.