SEARCH, through training classes, technical workshops and hands-on assistance, trains and assists investigators in methods to prevent, detect, and investigate the rising tide of computer crime. These crimes include fraud, email threats, online stalking, identity theft, phishing, cyber terrorism, and child exploitation. Training courses are offered at our National Criminal Justice Computer Laboratory and Training Center in Sacramento, and at other sites nationwide through SEARCH's outreach training program.Length of programs: SEARCH courses range from 8 to 32 hours.
Prerequisites: All course prerequisites are achieved via online learning portal. Course registrations will indicate any need for prerequisite requirements, which can be accessed through the SEARCH Online Learning Portal located at elearning.search.org.
Max Class Size: SEARCH is well known for its hands on lab training. All SEARCH labs provide hands on training for 20 students. Administratively, SEARCH has some flexibility on the course sizes; however these instances of modified courses need to be reviewed with the host representative and the SEARCH Director of Training.
Target Audience: SEARCH High-Tech Crime Training courses are delivered to sworn law enforcement officers with exceptions for law enforcement affiliated students made on a case by case basis. The Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention has funded training to support ICAC affiliates.