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AG's Cyber Crime Unit leads online investigation training sessions

2 years 2 months 1 day ago Wednesday, August 19 2015 Aug 19, 2015 August 19, 2015 10:31 AM August 19, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

BATON ROUGE - The Attorney General's Office this week hosted almost 300 law enforcement officers and prosecutors for training sessions geared toward improving the overall quality of their response to online investigations.

85 law enforcement agencies from around the state were represented at sessions held in Monday in New Orleans and Wednesday in Shreveport. The Attorney General's Cyber Crime Unit was present to train law enforcement officers on topics such as issuing warrant and subpoenas on social media users. Privacy controls and safety measures to keep users safe while using social media was also covered.

The AG's Cyber Crime Unit is known for using the latest tools and techniques to catch and bring online predators to justice. Recent upgrades to hardware and equipment now allow the team to work even more effectively. The CCU even placed first in the nation for their outstanding investigative techniques in cyber crime investigations at the 27th Annual Crimes Against Children Conference's Digital Crime Scene Challenge in Dallas last week.

"Our CCU is nationally recognized for its outstanding work in cyber crime investigations. We place a huge emphasis on bringing our knowledge and training to law enforcement affiliates in every corner of the state," Attorney General Caldwell said.

The Cyber Crime Unit is at the center of Louisiana's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is comprised of more than 150 law enforcement agencies from around the state.

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