Training Force USA




October 26, 2017 - Texas City, Texas (Houston/Galveston Area)   


May Be Eligible for TCOLE APPROVAL  


Cyber space has created a new world for criminals and a new tool for investigators.

Effective law enforcement officers are learning all they can about this world and how to use it to their advantage.

21 st century crime has changed from face to face interaction to cyberspace thugs, robbers, covert hacks, discreet money laundering and basic identity theft. A basic understanding of social network sites commonly used by criminals will equip law enforcement investigators with tools to investigate, gather intelligence and successfully prosecute offenders and track down wanted persons.
This course will educate participants on the trends, styles, methods and identifiers used by criminals and provide training on the use of social networking to investigate, gather intelligence, locate and prosecute wanted persons.
By use of videos, pictures, animations and accounts of events that have occurred, the instructor will show how social networking sites have affected and changed our society and forced law enforcement to use new methods and tools.
Training will include:
  • Introduction to Social Networking
  • Psychology of social networking users
  • Criminals and social media
  • Active social media investigations techniques
  • Utilizing free web services to enhance investigations
  • Maintaining covert accounts
  • Background and Recruiting
Sergeant Hyder is a 17 year veteran of the Metro Nashville Police Department in Tennessee. In 2005 he took a position as a Detective in the Intelligence/Gang Unit and served in that capacity until his promotion in 2013. Sergeant Hyder is also the Vice President of the Middle Region for the TNGIA, ( Tennessee Gang Investigators Association). Sergeant Hyder lectures across the country regarding Street Gangs, Hybrid Gangs, Youth in the Street culture, Using MySpace and Social Network Sites for Law Enforcement. Sergeant Hyder instructs recruits at the Metro Nashville Police Academy and teaches classes at Vanderbilt University, the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy, and is a featured speaker for Training Force USA.

All members of the criminal justice community (sworn or non-sworn). Students do not need to bring a laptop but it is permitted.

LENGTH:            8 hour training
Texas City Texas Police Department 
1004 9th Avenue North 
Texas City, Texas 77590
  • Thursday, October 26, 2017
  • Class starts at 8:00 AM Sharp - and ends at 5:00 PM (EST)   
COST       $199.00 per person
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Cancellations and Substitutions:
  • Upon submission of this registration, participants are responsible for payment of this course
  • Please note that if you do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
  • Substitutions may be made at any time by phone, e-mail or online at the registration site.

CLAUDE A. PICHARD,  Phone: 850-251-1223