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Cybercrime Investigations Level 1


Content Provider:
Halifax Regional Police


Length (in hours)
1 hour

Release Date
December 2017

Registration Process Register

The Internet has changed the way in which we learn, communicate, and share information. The proliferation of the Internet and social media in our everyday lives makes it difficult to imagine a criminal offence that cannot have a cyber component. This course is intended for, and will benefit, all police officers who are involved with investigations that may contain a cyber component.

Cybercrime Investigations Level 1 offers an introduction to elements involved in cyber-related offences as well as the collection of evidence and investigative avenues that officers should pursue when investigating criminal offences.

Learning Objectives

When you have completed this course, you will be able to:

  • Recall Internet elements, websites, and applications that officers may encounter that could be important in investigating cybercrime complaints
  • Recall what is meant by the term “cybercrime” and the investigative role of a Cyber Operations Unit
  • Recognize criminal offences that contain an online component and the role of the Internet and other technology in committing them
  • Recall judicial authorizations available in a cybercrime investigation
  • Identify the presence and importance of online evidence in an investigation and the online tools officers can use to capture evidence
  • Describe how to capture various types of online evidence
  • Recall how to use the Internet and social media for basic online investigations
  • Recall necessary steps involved in conducting cybercrime investigations

Target Audience

Sworn Police