Find Anyone Online
|Dates:||May 13, 2021 - May 14, 2021|
|Times:||10:00 AM - 2:00 PM EDT|
Fugitive Tracking using Digital Methods
Find Anyone Online defines itself. This course is all about finding that person that does not want to be found. By using open source information we utilize free, unsecured websites to search for people that would like to stay hidden. There is no trickery in open source investigations, it is not a way to get past usernames and passwords; it’s simply a way to obtain what criminals post (names, pictures, videos, conversations) in open, and public forums. This information can be used to help locate where that person might be. With using open sources as our tool there is no need for search warrants, court orders, or subpoenas.
Internet usage is a mandatory requirement of modern life. Social media and social service sites have become an extension of daily real-world activities for many people. And just like law-abiding citizens, criminals post proof of their daily activities online. The separation that people feel between their online and real-life activities is well documented, but this false assumption gives law enforcement an advantage in the investigations and prevention of criminal activities.
Through a structured survey of available resources, law enforcement personnel will view, search and manage multiple open source sites and services in the search of that person that just does not want to be found. Portions of this course are hands-on and will require personnel to have a laptop with unfettered access to the internet (no site blocking software). Anti-virus software is highly recommended.
This is an Open Source Investigations course focused on finding people via online sources and techniques.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for law enforcement personnel at all levels, from patrol officers, investigators, analysts, dispatchers, and apprehension units. Authorized support staff will be admitted only with prior agency documentation.
Students should bring a laptop with unfettered access to the Internet (no site blocking software). Anit-virus software is highly recommended.