Tradecraft Classes

Snapchat Investigations (1 day class instructed by Tim Gooler)

Ghost Logo (for light backgrounds).pngThis course is intended for all law enforcement officers with an interest in social media investigations and will focus on Snapchat investigations.  This course is relevant to patrol officers, street crimes team members, and investigators working in assignments related to narcotics, firearms, gangs, sex crimes and violent crime.

The following subject matter will be covered:

  • Snapchat 101: How Snapchat Works 
  • Why Offenders Use Snapchat
  • Consent Searches
  • Emergency Disclosure Requests
  • Snapchat Search Warrants, Pen Registers and Wire Taps
  • Preservation Letters
  • Writing & Serving Legal Process to Snapchat
  • Must Use Legal Process Language
  • Pen Registers and Daily Updates from Snapchat
  • Deciphering Snapchat Warrant Return Data
  • Identifying target account holders and proving use
  • Preserving and presenting evidence
  • Snapchat GPS & Location Data Records, and How to Utilize
  • Research / Investigative Snapchat Accounts
  • Proactive Narcotics & Firearms Trafficking Investigations
  • 1040 of the Evidence Code / Sealing Orders
  • Case Studies from Successful Snapchat Investigations

This event is offered on the following dates

Snapchat Investigations
Monday, May 22, 2023, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Virtual Training

Snapchat Investigations
Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Commerce, CA