First in series of NW3C webinars focuses on how law enforcement can use Facebook as an investigative or analytical tool.
As part of its commitment to provide cutting-edge training to law enforcement, NW3C will host a variety of awareness and education webinars for law enforcement in 2013.
The first series of webinars, which will run through March, cover Facebook® and online social media. (The first session, held Jan. 17, logged more than 1,000 registrants from law enforcement and regulatory agencies across the U.S. and abroad.)
While there are over 500 known social networking sites on the Internet, Facebook is by far the most populous, with over one billion profiles. More people are on Facebook than the populations of the United States and the United Kingdom combined. If it were a country, it would be the third largest by population. Over 50% of the connected world already has a presence on, or interacts with, Facebook.
There are 300 million images and 200 million status updates loaded on Facebook every day.
Too often, investigators and analysts overlook or underutilize this valuable resource.
Our speaker for the social media webinars, Lieutenant Chuck Cohen, is an 18-year veteran with the Indiana State Police. He speaks internationally on a variety of topics, including the use of online social networks in criminal investigations. He has spoken at several NW3C sponsored Outreach events and received outstanding reviews from participants.
The first series of webinars will be presented LIVE and will not be recorded. Look to this space for details and dates for upcoming sessions.