ICAC Training: Specialized Investigative Techniques

NFSTC is pleased to announce the first of 10 training opportunities for Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigators.  The course, Specialized Investigative Techniques, is offered in partnership with the High Tech Crime Institute and funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), award # 2010‐MC‐CX‐K063.

The first class will be held November 16-18, 2010, in Tampa, Florida.  More dates and locations will be announced soon.

With this course ICAC investigators will be able to effectively and properly obtain digital media evidence, comprehend proper procedures and techniques for collecting and storing cell phones as digital evidence and recognize different types and styles of cellular phones as well as portable media storage. They will also learn techniques that will assist in identifying, tracking, and apprehending the predators who use these “portal devices” as methods for exploiting their victims.

Students will receive theoretical knowledge and hands-on practice over the 3-day course in a variety of areas including:

  • The Cell Phone Network (CDMA, GSM, TDMA,
    and iDEN)
  • Legal Considerations
  • The Forensic Process with Cell Phones
  • Different Handsets, Technology and Research for New Phones
  • Other Areas of Consideration when Seizing Cell Phones
  • Capturing Cell Phone Evidence using Hardware & Software
  • Proper Documentation of a Case
  • Other Considerations with Cell Phone Analysis
  • Practical Exercises

 Course Tools

Students will receive software and tools at the event.

  • SMART Card Holder
  • HTCI SIM Analysis Software
  • Access to Student Website
  • Access to Student Law Enforcement Portal
  • Access to Tracking Web Site
  • First Responder Quick Guide
  • Padfolio
  • USB Thumb Drive

Cost: Grant funding provides coverage for class tuition, portal access, supplies, air/ground transportation and per diem for approved attendees.  NOTE: Lodging for this training event will NOT be covered.

To Apply

Applicants must also obtain approval from their local Task Force Commander. There is no prerequisite to  attend this course.  Registration is available on the NFSTC training portal at www.nfstc.org/meetings.  Register with the portal on the left, then use invitation code ICAC-SIT, to register for the course.
NOTE:  In the future, registration for these training events will move to the ICAC training portal at  www.icactraining.org.

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  ICAC Specialized Inv Techniques Schedule and Information

For more information about the ICAC Specialized Investigative Techniques class, contact Robert Gooding at Robert@gohtci.com or call (813) 343-0766, ext. 201.