Professional Series Training

Internet Intelligence & Investigation – Vetting

Course Overview

Vetting is an essential intelligence operation for all law enforcement and public authorities. The consequences of getting vetting wrong can be severe and tragic as has been proven repeatedly in 2021. Now more than ever information held on the internet and Web is critical to the vetting process. Whether your vetting requirement is for recruitment, ongoing employment, licensing (alcohol, firearms etc) the internet & web should feature in the process

Our three day Internet Intelligence & Investigation – Vetting course is designed to help develop and improve the online research capabilities of staff completing intelligence operations for the purpose of vetting.

Course Objective

III-Vetting aims to provide the confidence, skills and knowledge for Vetting officers to deploy online with a secure methodology. To conduct probing research and analysis of online material for vetting operations and to produce reports of findings to assist with decision making.

Intended Audience

The course has been designed for staff employed in a variety of vetting roles within law enforcement and public authorities, including, but not exclusively, recruitment, continuous employment vetting, firearms and licencing application vetting.

III-Vetting course is suitable for people with little or no previous online investigation/research experience. However, delegates should be comfortable using computers and have some experience using the internet and Web (personal use experience is fine). Proficiency in using social media is advantageous but not essential.

Long Arm®

This course is delivered exclusively using the Long Arm® platform.

The course is suitable for both those who will have access to Long Arm® following the course and those who will utilise other systems to access the internet.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to III for Vetting Officers
  • Safe & Secure Online Deployment Methodology (inc. Long Arm®)
  • Browser & Search Engine setup
  • Captis Pro – Gathering and Capturing Web based information
  • Advanced internet search techniques.
  • Identifying and analysing an applicant’s social media footprint.
  • Social media search techniques.
  • Searching the wider web (Websites, Business, Blogs, Market places) and additional online research opportunities.
  • Image and Video research and analysis techniques.
  • Investigation profile creation methodology.
  • Analysing and flagging research findings
  • Preparing reports and recommendations.

Course Cost & Booking Information

This course is hosted at our training facility in Liverpool City Centre.

Course Cost: £750 + Vat per person.

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