Internet Lite

Internet Investigations – Lite



This course is specifically designed for investigators who need a “crash course” in how to do mid-level online investigative searching for their subjects. This training can be used by anyone in any investigative capacity; from patrol to Homicide to Drugs to Intel. As the investigator moves from one section to another this training will continue to be relevant.

Depending on the skill set of the student this course can be completed in as little as 2hrs or no more than one day.

It is assumed that the student already has a good working knowledge of the Internet and social media


What You Will Need For This Course

    • A laptop or desktop running either the Windows or MAC operating system. These courses are designed for an “off the shelf PC” – the standard, issued piece of equipment found in all government offices. The best forensic tools run on either Windows or Linux operating systems.
    • Be able to have unrestricted access to the Internet
    • The Firefox or Chrome web browser but NOT Internet Explorer


Topics Covered

After successfully completing Internet Investigations – Lite the student should have a better understanding of:

    • Your online competition
    • Firefox
    • Counter Surveillance
    • Social Media Geo Mapping
    • Hashtags
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • Open Source Searching relating to:
    • People
    • “nics”
    • Usernames
    • Phone numbers
    • Emails


What the course does not cover

    • Computer forensics
    • Seizing electronic devices
    • Child pornography: Investigating child pornography without the knowledge and consent of your organization could result in your arrest for the possession of child pornography and or child luring.


Evaluation Methodology

    • After each section there may be either a short quiz or scenario to reinforce the student’s understanding of the concepts being taught.
    • The final “exam” will be a realistic investigative scenario that the student may encounter and will require you to employ all of the modules covered in order to satisfactorily “solve” the file.


How To Register For This Course

All Cyber Training International courses are available exclusively through the Justice Institute of British Columbia ( ) as part of the School of Criminal Justice & Security, Police Academy – Advanced Police Training. Upon the successful completion of any courses offered, students will receive a JIBC Letter of Completion, sent to their home agency.

Registration is now done directly through the JIBC. Simply fill in the online Registration Form, and click the Submit button.

No personal information is stored on this site.

For more information about these courses please contact either myself or the JIBC Advanced Police Training program manager, Nancy Jolin.

The cost for this course is $210.00 CDN (includes 5% GST)


Please note, these courses are only offered to Law Enforcement, Government Investigators and Licensed Private Investigators

Credentials WILL be verified before granting access to the course(s)


JIBC / Instructor Expectations

Taking an online course will be considered the same as attending a JIBC classroom.

Students are expected to:

    • Complete each course section
    • Complete each course quiz
    • Complete the final exam / quiz
    • Complete the course on the designated end date specified by the instructor
    • Advise the instructor of any issues that might prevent the student from completing the course by the specified end date

Each student will be provided with:

    • A specified course end date
    • A mid point “friendly reminder”
    • A final week “friendly reminder”
    • Full access to the instructor between the hours of 0800 – 2200 PST. (Full access means that the instructor will return all emailed questions, concerns or comments within 30 minutes of receiving the students email).

Any student who fails to complete the course by the specified end date will:

    • Not receive a JIBC Letter of Completion
    • Not pass the course
    • Not be issued a refund for the course



I took this course and the CPKN Internet course at the same time and this course was FAR more challenging and informative.

Det/Cst KB, Municipal PD, specialty squad

Overall, I thought it was a very good introduction to online, open-source searching. I learned a lot of things I hadn’t known before, and I thought it was a very good use of my time. The course has, I think, just the right amount of introductory content, and it’s laid out in a conversational style.

A/Insp JJ, Municipal PD, in charge specialty squad

I have always enjoyed searching the net for various items, people etc. I now realize how little I knew. This course has taught me a lot of valuable methods that will provide significantly better results.

S/Sgt GD, municipal police department

The course is contemporary and relevant, making it very practical and helpful. The presentation is simplistic yet detailed, clearly showing that it is well thought out and prepared for.

Cst ML, Municipal PD

I am a newbie when it comes to social media and this course was not only able to give me some great tools, but also took away some of the mystery and fear of social media

Cst TJ, Municipal PD

While I consider myself reasonably adept at using the Internet and related social networking sites and Google, this course was chocked full of great tips and advise for how to become much more effective at open source searching. I will be able to conduct open source inquiries with much more confidence now.

CV, Retired municipal police officer turned licensed private investigator

I had no idea you could access so much. I need a lot of practice. It was very well laid out and you were very good about answering questions promptly.

EW, Licensed Private Investigator

The course was laid out very well and is very topical giving investigators new tools to use in an attempt to identify suspects and obtain real intelligence.

Sgt RT, Municipal PD

I loved the quizzes at the end of each module. It really helped me practice what I was learning and I also really enjoyed the videos.

Det/Cst LZ, Provincial Task Force

It was a great refresher and i liked that i could log on between my regular life activities and complete the units at my own pace.

Cst CA, Municipal PD

I learned so much more about searching for persons. I use Google and Facebook all the time to search witnesses, victims and suspects but there was so much I had never tried. I love the section on firefox add ons

Det/Cst DM, Municipal PD

User friendly, straightforward, work at your own pace/schedule, interesting content.

Cst CM, Municiple PD

It opened my eyes to a whole new world of add-ons and search engines that I had no clue of before.

GM, Retired municipal police officer turned licensed private investigator

Very well organized lesson plan with a good progression through the chapters.

Det JR, Municipal police officer – Special Investigations

I’m an experienced major crimes investigator, and learned a lot about how to hunt out clues and suspects.

Det DL, Municipal police officer – Major Crimes

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