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Open Source Intelligence and Investigations

Course Description:  This course is co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Police and the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. This one-day training will introduce officers on how to utilize information available via the internet to aid in their investigations.  The course will cover a basic overview of the internet, how to find your IP address, tips on navigating Google, dissecting Facebook pages, investigative techniques, and some "must have" tools for the investigative toolbox to further and aid in investigations.  The instructor has experience in researching for over 15 years, and specific experience with open source intelligence and investigations for the last four years.

Instructional Hours:  1 Day/7 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  After completion, the student will be able to:

  • Understand basic overview of the internet.,
  • Use tips to help navigate through Google searches.
  • Download videos and utilize tools to make still images of the videos.
  • Dissect and compare public Facebook pages.
  • Utilize various tools across the internet for investigations.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successful completion of a knowledge check.

Audience:  PSP Enlisted; LEO; LCE; MP; PPC

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 7   CLEE ID #  CLE01043

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.


Academy1/28/2020 8:00 AM1/28/2020 4:00 PMCpl. Charity A. Farrell, 717-533-9111, Ext. 344No
Maximum of 30 students
SWTC5/11/2020 9:00 AM5/11/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832--5250No
Maximum of 40 students