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Cryptocurrency For Investigators Training Program

Acronym
CFITP
Length
5 Days
Locations Offered
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Description

The Cryptocurrency for Investigators Training Program (CFITP) is designed for law enforcement professionals seeking a foundation and understanding of how to recognize and investigate cases involving cryptocurrency. CFITP is open to sworn law enforcement personnel and individuals serving as direct law enforcement support personnel. 

 

Prerequisites

This program is open to sworn law enforcement personnel and individuals serving as direct law enforcement support personnel. Students may be from federal, tribal, state, or local law enforcement agencies. 

Required Training Materials

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344. State, local, and tribal officers requesting training should click HERE to register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call us at 1-800-743-5382. International (non-US) personnel should email FLETC-intlrqst@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

The Cryptocurrency for Investigators Training Program’s (CFITP) primary focus is on identifying and investigating cryptocurrency transactions in a criminal investigation. The program assists law enforcement personnel in gathering information regarding background knowledge of cryptocurrency, common forms of cryptocurrency, methods by which criminals exploit the cryptocurrency system, and techniques by which investigators at the state, local, and federal levels can effectively address cryptocurrency issues during an investigation. The program has an evolving focus, meaning it relies heavily on guest instructors/investigators from the field to provide briefings and case studies on the most up-to-date schedule and methods criminals use to profit from the cryptocurrency system. The program also benefits from presentations by Assistant U.S. Attorneys regarding legal considerations and procedures for seizure of cryptocurrency. The program is interspersed with relevant case studies and hands-on activities related to cryptocurrency investigations.  The blocks of instruction include:

 

  • The fundamental principles of cryptocurrency.
  • Legal considerations for obtaining records and seizing cryptocurrency.
  • Field techniques for detecting cryptocurrency transactions in an investigation.
  • Internet-based investigations.

Program Contact Info

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