Sexual Assault Investigations

Dates: TBD

        Departments contact for invoice.


The Sexual Assault Investigations Training course is designed to provide investigators with a wide range of investigative techniques that  can be employed  to conduct compassionate and effective victim-centered investigations into adult and child sexual assaults.  

Through the use of case studies, students will explore a variety of topics including dynamics of sexual assault, interviewing techniques, case organization, collaboration, critical thinking and decision-making, cognitive biases, digital evidence acquisition, and the role of physical evidence.  The course also proposes to address investigative challenges presented by incapacitation and issues of consent, “stale” crime scenes or delayed reporting, same-sex sexual assault, and acquaintance or domestic relationships between the victim and offender.


Must be a Law Enforcement Investigator/Officer to attend this course.  Material may be law enforcement sensitive. Credentials will be verified.

Required Training Materials

Students should bring their Department-issued laptop.

Program Curriculum

  • Multidisciplinary Teams Approach to Sexual Assault Investigations/Victim Support
  • Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Sexual Assault Victimization
  • Initial Response to Scenes to contact with victim
  • Victim Interview Techniques/Cognitive Interview
  • Forensic Interviews
  • Target Interview Techniques
  • Effects of Trauma on Recall and Memory
  • Sexual Assault Investigations Involving Special Populations
  • Preparing the Case for Grand Jury and Trial-Discovery Considerations
  • Effects of Drugs and Alcohol on victims
  • Drug Induced Sexual Assaults
  • Sexual Assaults at Licensed Premises
  • Crime Scene Management and the Role of Physical Evidence
  • Human Body as a Crime Scene- Specialized Unit responses

Cybercrime Investigations and Digital Evidence – 2 days

($699.00) (2 days)
(Police departments should call/email for invoice)

Tuesday, May 9 & Wednesday, May 10, 2023


1. Cybercrime Investigations
2. Types of Investigations and Platforms (e.g. Social Media, Apps, E-Mail, etc.)
3. Open Source Resources 
4. Preserving Data and Cloud
5. Identifying Target
6. Preparing Legal Process and Search Warrant preparation
7. Search Warrant Execution and Device Seizure
8. Interviewing Suspects, Witnesses and Victims
9. Preserving valuable data on devices during seizure
10. Lab submission and Digital Forensic Examiners
11. Digital Forensics
12. Understanding and Navigating Forensic Reports
13. Encryption


Learning Context

This course is geared for criminal investigators. Students will learn about investigations in cyberspace. Lessons will include; Internet Protocol Addressing (IP Address), Social Media, Cloud Data, E-Mail and other platforms.

Students will be introduced to such platforms and apply open source techniques and develop a workflow to efficiently investigate crimes through practical exercises.

The workflow will include all phases of the investigation from case assignment through search warrant writing, execution, device seizure, lab submissions and digital forensics reports.


a. Tools used by Cybercrime Investigators 
b. Direct Instruction through presentation 
c. Guided Practice – Practicals
d. Check for Understanding – Review and walkthroughs
e. Independent Practice

Materials & Resources

a.Students will be required to bring laptops with them to class.


Students will apply what they have learned in a final practical with a final review.

  • IP addresses and what are they
  • How to source an IP address
  • How to locate an IP address
  • Search Warrants in cybercrime investigations
  • Non-Disclosure Orders
  • Introduction to Peer-to-Peer networks
  • Conducting social media investigations
  • How to properly seize digital evidence
  • Execution of Search Warrants

The attendees are required to bring a laptop.


Investigating & Responding to Sex Trafficking:

A training for Law Enforcement and Healthcare Professionals

Course Leaders: Sergeant Detective Marc Sullivan, Boston Police Department and Dr. Abigail Judge, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

   April 18 & 19,  2024


  Tampa, Florida


(Police Departments and Medical Professionals should contact for invoices)


Police contact with potential sex trafficking victims is an opportunity to interrupt exploitation, link individuals with services, and enforce anti-trafficking laws. More often than not, however, suspected victims do not identify as such, are deeply mistrustful of law enforcement and have significant mental and substance abuse use concerns that police are not equipped to address. There is also a mistrust of police among healthcare professionals, which limits opportunity for collaboration in the service of victim-directed goals. In order for law enforcement to successfully engage victims in services, and for healthcare to appropriately collaborate with police, complex intersections between policing, trauma and addiction must be directly addressed.

Our multidisciplinary faculty include national experts in human trafficking investigations and clinical intervention, who have developed a collaborative model that embeds psychological and survivor expertise at the moment of police response. This conference will introduce law enforcement and healthcare professionals to sex trafficking investigations, with an emphasis on how understanding the  psychology of sexual exploitation can improve enforcement, policing practices, and outcomes for victims and survivors. Participants will acquire knowledge about sex trafficking, learn about best practices in investigations and clinical engagement, and strategies to improve cross-sector collaboration.


Future Trainings

Conducting proactive Human Trafficking Investigations
Conducting a Fugitive or Missing Person Investigation


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