Training: Intro to Digital Forensics & Social Media Investigations

Dates & Locations




Topsham Police Department

100 Maine Street – Topsham, ME. 04086


First Responder’s Guide to Computer and Mobile Device Seizure

Advances in technology is changing modern policing. Computers, cell phones, and portable electronic devices have become more affordable and information is more readily available to everyone. Text messages, emails, photos, and other data can be exchanged almost instantaneously. Law enforcement has found that most incidents and investigations have a technological component.

This course will help officers identify devices capable of storing digital evidence. Participants will also understand the importance of preserving data from computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices. Attendees will be provided suggestions on how to prevent data from being intentionally or inadvertently compromised. Packaging and storage consideration will also be emphasized.

Suggestions for report writing will be discussed. Resources will be given on how to preserve subscriber information and account contents from different electronic service providers. Participants will be provided with sample preservation letters, subpoenas, search warrants, and related documents.

Social Media Investigations #ForLawEnforcement

Social Media has become a powerful tool for law enforcement to interact with its citizenry. While social media is an outstanding PR tool, it can also be used as an investigative tool as well. GSPCC’s Social Media Class will discuss methods, tactics, policies and case studies that will assist with the development of a social media investigation program, to include policy recommendations, pit falls, success stories and recommended practices.

Our instructors are investigators who have handled many cases (state, federal and local ) and have extensive experience and training with using social media as an investigative tool and investigating a wide variety of cyber crimes. The class will review strategies used by predators using social media to target children and discuss tactics for identifying and ultimately arresting said predators.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

GSPCC has a 10-day cancellation policy. Any cancellations less than 10 days from the class start date will not be refunded. Because seating in our courses can be limited, we ask that all cancellations be made at least 10 days prior to the class start date.

We understand there may be exceptions due to unforeseen serious events. If your cancellation is due to a serious issue and is not within 10 days of the first day of the class, GSPCC staff will evaluate the circumstances and work with you on a refund.