Social Media and Open Source Investigations

This course is hosted by the Chehalis Police Department.

This two-day Social Media & Open Source Investigations course is designed to teach Law Enforcement Personnel how to legally utilize and exploit Open Source and Social Media intelligence in their respective roles. Students will be taught how to conduct covert online investigations while using advanced searching techniques. Students will be shown relevant and current case studies to reinforce some of the unconventional investigative techniques taught in the course. Students will learn the most current case law that allows them to use these techniques in their investigations. The investigative techniques taught in this class apply to Patrol Officers, Detectives, SRO’s, Dispatchers, Crime Analysts, etc.

To register for this course, please follow the instructions in the class flyer linked below.


Who can attend our classes?

Officers, Detectives, SRO’s, Dispatchers, Crime Analysts, etc.


Required Equipment

This is a hands-on course, students are required to bring a laptop or tablet with internet access.