Mobile Investigations

Your Smartphone or Tablet as an Investigative Tool

Over the past decade I have observed a disturbing trend of officers using their personal smart devices in the field. While these devices can certainly be an aid, they can also be a liability, for reasons you might not have thought of.

Even departments that have a strict “no personal devices” rule know that their members are still using their smart devices at crime scenes and for general investigations.

This course will examine the legal issues surrounding the use of personal devices as well as what these handy tools are capable of in the field.



A tablet or smart phone that is NOT your daily personal device or your departments. We all have old devices lying around and this course will put them to good use.


Course length

The student has 1 week to complete the course. However, depending on the skill set of the student this course can be completed in as little as one day (or less).



This course is NOT offered through the JIBC.
Registration is now done directly through this site by clicking on the Buy Now button.

For more information about this course please contact me.

The cost for this course is $52.50 CDN (includes 5% GST)


Instructor Expectations

Taking an online course will be considered the same as attending a regular 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 pass the course
    • Not be issued a refund for the course


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