National White Collar Crime Center Offers Course at Armstrong

(January 26, 2012) Armstrong is hosting the National White Collar Crime Center's Cybercop 101, a weeklong course designed for criminal investigators, prosecutors or support staff whose duties include the investigation and prosecution of high-technology crimes and the seizure of electronic evidence.

The computer forensics training class focuses on the fundamentals of computer operations and hardware function as well as how to protect, preserve and image digital evidence. Federal, state and municipal law enforcement officials are attending this informative training session, including representatives from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Army Intelligence, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and other police departments across Georgia and Tennessee.

“The criminal element in our society has learned to use technology to commit crimes, and law enforcement must equip our police officers to respond,” said Wayne Willcox, Armstrong's Chief of Police. “Crimes involving computers and technology will continue to grow, and our capacity to investigate and prosecute must grow as well.”

The course is being held in the main classroom at the Police Department on the Armstrong campus and will conclude on Friday, January 27. For more information, contact the Police Department at 912.344.3333.