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NU co-hosts social networking conference for law enforcement officers

by jmaloni
Fri, Oct 7th 2011 01:25 pm

A two-day seminar that will teach law enforcement officers how to use social networking websites as a tool in identifying and investigating criminals is being offered Oct. 13-14 at the Conference Center Niagara Falls.

The social networking conference, featuring Lt. Charles Cohen of the Indiana State Police as its keynote speaker, is designed for uniformed police officers, detectives, criminal analysts, probation officers and parole officers. It is sponsored by the Northeast Counter Training Center and the United States Attorney's Office Western District of New York, and co-hosted by NU's Office of Continuing Education, the Niagara County Law Enforcement Academy and Magloclen.

Emphasizing the use of websites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace as investigative and analytical tools, the conference is suitable for beginners as well as those experienced with social networking platforms. The courses will help students to identify information that the websites make available and explore the underutilized value of integrating that information into criminal investigations.

There is no fee to attend, but the seminar is limited to 300 participants. Enrollees will also be exposed to Niagara University, its police academy and criminal justice program.

To register for the course, visit: www.counterdrug.org. For more information, call Niagara University's Office of Continuing Education at 716-286-8181.

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