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  • March 21, 2022
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

About This Course:

In some way, every type of criminal investigation involves the internet. Criminal organizations have also been known to facilitate these crimes, by using social media and Open-Source Intelligence in their operations (OSINT). This course is intended to give police officers an in-depth knowledge of how to navigate around all of the major social media networks. The instructor, Nick Jerman, will teach officers how to use the most current Open-Source Intelligence websites and researching techniques. Having this knowledge will save countless hours of trial and error. “Social Media and Open Source Investigations” will also cover lesser known social media applications, how to link various social media accounts to your target, working with images, helpful software, and how to obtain data via the legal process.

This innovative course is designed for, and will be beneficial to all ranks of the police agency, from patrol to chief. Officers will be empowered with the ability to quickly and confidently find information on their targets, dig deeper online within their investigations, and keep themselves and their families safe on the internet.

Instructor Nick Jerman is a 17-year veteran for a police department in the Washington DC area, and after spending several years in patrol, he accepted a position with the Vice and Intelligence Unit. There he worked tirelessly on human trafficking and prostitution related cases, a majority of which were self-generated via social media. In 2016, Jerman started a Social Media and Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) Unit for his agency. This unit has not only assisted Jerman’s department, but also various agencies throughout the country. Over 2,000 officers nationally and internationally have benefitted from this Social Media/OSINT training. Jerman has also spoken at numerous Human Trafficking Conferences sharing his expert subject matter,


Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Blvd., Manheim, Pennsylvania, 17545, United States