Training: Open Source Intelligence Gathering & Web-Based Investigations

Dates & Locations

Belmont, NH Class

When: May 19, 2023

           9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Where: Belmont Mill Building

            14 Mill St, Belmont, NH 03220



All competent Investigators must now be able to navigate the ‘Internet of Things’ ; these skills are no longer reserved for only specialists in their respective agencies.    This course is taught by an experienced task-force officer who has investigated a myriad of digitally facilitated crimes.  Students will understand how to set up passive and active intelligence-gathering accounts, be aware of criminal and civil legal considerations, learn how to navigate social media providers who do not support investigations on their platforms, and how to protect their own identifiers. 

We suggest that as a prerequisite, students attend the on-demand remote-online course regarding preservation considerations, which is available from GSPCC. 


Course Considerations:

  • Operational security (OPSEC)
  • Open source intelligence gathering (OSINT).
  • Pre-warrant intelligence gathering for operational considerations and officer safety
  • How to successfully create active and passive pseudonym accounts and/or avatar accounts and how to maintain protect and maintain those accounts.
  • Social media terms of service and the service of legal paperwork including search warrants to internet service providers
  • Avoiding ‘blue on blue’ scenarios
  • Freedom of information request considerations and NH RSA 91-a perils
  • Operational cost considerations.
  • SOP considerations (an SOP is deemed as necessary).

Duration:  ONE-DAY


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.