Computer Lab“There I was sitting at my desk staring at the screen. My source told me that everything I needed to know about my suspect, and their crime, was online. The problem was, I’m not. I had no idea where to start. Facebook? That’s something my kid uses.”

 That used to be me

I originally created this online program purely out of frustration. The more I searched for relevant Internet investigative training the less I found – anywhere. The few courses offered were usually taught by civilians with little to no investigative experience and barely covered the information required to conduct a “real world” police investigation.

The beauty of this training is that it 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.

      • These modules are all done at the students own pace
      • All student’s learn differently
      • Not all students begin with the same skill set:
        • Some are advanced and may find some modules too easy however, I guarantee that you will learn something new
        • Most are comfortable around computers and will get a lot out of this program
        • Some students taking these modules have limited computer skills and Internet investigative experience.
      • The courses are taught by investigators for investigators
      • The courses are taught from a Canadian investigative perspective and not a US perspective. What’s the difference? There are many things that Canadian investigator’s are not allowed to access due to privacy laws.


Realistic Training

This training is designed to be as realistic as possible and will simulate, through actual scenarios, what an investigator is likely to encounter – no matter what section they work in. The scenarios are based on real files that I have encountered over my policing career.

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What You Will Need For These Courses

      • A laptop or desktop – NOT a tablet – running the either the Windows or MAC operating system.
      • A 4GB (minimum) USB
      • Be able to install programs (computer Admin access)
      • Firefox or Chrome but NOT Internet Explorer
      • A Dropbox account
      • A Gmail account – you can create one during the course
      • A Twitter account – you can create one during the course
      • A Facebook account – you can create one during the course


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 will either be 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 a Course

All Cyber Training International courses are available exclusively through the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) 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.
The following courses are now offered through the JIBC:

    • Critical Incident Management and Social Media
    • Facebook for Investigators
    • Internet Lite
    • Internet Investigations – Level I
    • Internet Investigations – Level II
    • LEEDIT

To see a detailed description of each course please check out our Courses Offered tab at the top of the page.
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.

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

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