No prerequisites are required. Enrollment is open to all state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officers nationwide.

Course Description

This is a one-day instructor-led course designed to introduce law enforcement officers, with limited or no prior knowledge of computer crime and cyber investigations, to the importance of identifying evidence related to suspected criminal activity. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of computer networks and internet technologies. Students will learn how to identify hardware, software and other digital devices that often contain evidence used in criminal investigations. The focus will be on making students aware of how to recognize that a cybercrime has occurred, and who to contact about gathering evidence.

This training is part of the National Cybersecurity Preparedness Consortium and the Criminal Justice Institute’s Cybersecurity Defense Initiative (CDI). Training through CDI is provided at no cost to state, local, tribal, and territorial first responders and managers who monitor and protect our nation’s critical cyber infrastructures. Classes are held each year in locations throughout the United States. CDI offers training that prepares first responders with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk.

All classes are FREE OF CHARGE to law enforcement and other first responders.