Open Source & Social Media Investigations Class

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Officers, Detectives, SRO's , Crime Analysts, District Attorney's , etc


  • Legal Issues regarding the use of Open Source and Social Media Investigations including the most current case law
  • Open source investigations
    • Anonymizing techniques
    • Open source databases
    • Advanced open source searching
    • Several Exercises to demonstrate proficiency 
  • Social media investigations
    • Navigation and searching of Social media 
    • Investigative resources for Social media
    • Writing and execution of legal process to Social media companies
    • Analysis of Social Media search warrant data 
  • Digital Evidence Collection
    • Capturing digital evidence
    • Presentation of digital evidence

Two day hands-on class (Laptop recommended)

Students will receive an extensive list of FREE investigative resources during class. 

Crisis Intervention Response and De-escalation Techniques

This two-day training course is taught by an active law enforcement officer and veteran who is currently assigned to the Crisis Intervention Team at one of the largest departments in the State of Texas. As part of his current assignment he regularly deals with people in crisis by using proven de-escalation techniques therefore bringing the most current real-world knowledge to students in regards to de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques. He is a highly commended Officer receiving the State of Texas Award of Valor, Officer of the Year, Life Saving Medal, numerous Certificate of Merit awards, Texas Master Peace Officer, Texas Instructor Certification, Peer Support Specialist, Mental Health Peace Officer and Crisis Intervention Specialist. He also is a current board member for the National Alliance on Mental Illness and has graduated from both the Tarrant County College and College of the Air Force.

As mentioned by the National Consensus Policy and Discussion Paper on Use of Force (October 2017) officers should receive regular and periodic training on de-escalation techniques. The techniques taught in this class should be a resource every officer has access to in his “tool belt”.

At the end of the two-day course the attendees will have learned the following:

  •  Verbal and non-verbal communication skills to limit the use of force
  •  Understand the psychological effects of when someone is in a crisis
  •  Develop skills to build a rapport, reduce liability and uphold a professional image
  •  Apply proven de-escalation techniques to diffuse potentially violent situations
  •  How to respond to a veteran in crisis
  •  Maintain proper officer safety principles while effectively communicating with someone in crisis

Cost $295 per student, contact us for group rates or to host a course.