January 22-26, 2017, 2018 | Rockwall, TX

40 Hour Criminal Investigations Using Cellular Technologies – SME Course

Hosted by the Rockwall Police Department

Instructor: Sy Ray

Course Fee: $850.00 Per Student

ZetX is the only provider of cell phone investigations training to offer a subject matter expert certification to sworn law enforcement professionals and crime analysts. The ZetX 40 Hour Basic cell phone investigations training is a pre-requisite of the SME course. Attendees of the SME class investigate case studies with complex cellular technology, theory, training and experience and peer consensus. The class also emphasizes trial preparation and on the stand testimony.

This subject matter expert certification is a 40 hour class. The week long class is followed up with three case study assignments over a six month period of time which are pass/fail. Students will achieve and keep Subject Matter Expert Certifications upon successful completion of each assignment, and returning to a ZetX cell phone investigations 40 Hour Basic Class annually. Returning SME alumni receive complimentary registration for their annual proficiency course.

The SME Certification is a coveted and challenging course, currently held annually. Students who attend this course have a passion for cell phone investigations. They are prepared to work hard with extremely complex information and typically have several years of detective experience under their belt.

Attendees must be present for every class throughout the week to meet certification requirements.

SME CELL PHONE INVESTIGATIONS TRAINING SYLLABUS (NOT LIMITED TO):

  • Cellular communication principals
  • Radio frequency propagation
  • Attenuation
  • Estimated GPS related data
  • Applying scientific principals to cell phone investigations
  • Corroboration of records
  • Jury Presentation: records, technology, case time lines
  • CDR investigative ethics and responsibility
  • Cellular Legal Standards
  • Understanding peer review consensus

MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Laptop and mouse
  • Google Earth PRO installed, understanding and experience required
  • Microsoft Excel installed, understanding and experience required
  • Thumb drives are provided for each student.