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State law enforcement receive internet training in Petal

Law enforcement officials from across the state attended an internet training seminar. Photo Source WDAM Law enforcement officials from across the state attended an internet training seminar. Photo Source WDAM
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

Law enforcement officials from across the state converged at the  Petal Civic Center on Tuesday for a internet training seminar.

An increase of criminal internet activities prompted this event to help teach officers the latest techniques used in unlawful activities and tracking and surveillance of high crime areas.

These classes are designed to provide participants with basic instructions for investigating social network sites. Attendees make use of people searches and social media tools for initiating research, organizing investigations and finding persons of interest while maintaining awareness of operational security.

Practical exercises were held to compare a survey of social networks and help officers how to identify the unique and changing demographics of common social media such as Facebook and Twitter. 

The classes help law enforcement identify digital footprints of every user that they leave on the internet.

The Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area is a federally funded program that is open to all federal, state and local law enforcement personnel.

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