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The New Jersey Regional Intelligence Academy (RIA) will be hosting a two-day course called the Successful Use of Social Media for Criminal Investigations, Thursday, June 6th through Friday, June 7th from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM at the Ocean County College, 1 College Drive, Toms River, NJ 08754, in the Gateway Building.  Lecture Hall #104 (Building #101) 

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. This course is designed for intelligence analysts, special agents, and other investigators.


There are currently over 300 English language social networking sites on the Internet. Too often, investigators and analysts overlook or underutilize these valuable resources. Social networking sites are virtual communities and as in any large community, criminal organizations, fraud, violent crime, and victimization exist.

Investigators and analysts need to understand these communities along with the tools, tricks, and techniques to prevent, track, and solve crimes.

Significant attention will be given to the use of social media by terrorists and those wishing to recruit for terrorist activities. Students will learn what information is available on various sites and how to integrate that information into criminal investigations and criminal intelligence analysis.

Students with any level of familiarity with the Internet and computers, from beginning to advanced, will find this course beneficial. The program gives students an up-to-date understanding of how social networking sites work and how members act and interact.


Click on the following link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SocialMediaJun2019

*Pre-registration is required NLT one week prior to course start. Final confirmation e-mails will be sent to attendees prior to the start date. Identification is required for admission. If you have any questions regarding this workshop, please contact Megan Munoz at mmunoz@njohsp.gov.