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Internet intelligence investigation (III) investigator learning programme

Safely and lawfully gather information and intelligence from internet sources.


​To provide investigating officers with the skills to conduct overt and covert internet investigations, for investigative or intelligence purposes.


After attending this course, the participant will be able to:  

  • use investigative techniques to identify relevant sources of material from the internet
  • outline the risks of using investigative techniques
  • ensure that material gathered through overt and covert internet investigations can be used as evidence
  • understand other specialist roles in digital policing and how the III investigator can use their skills to further investigations

Methods of delivery

​The course is classroom-based with daily knowledge checks. It includes bot​h theory and practical lessons. 

Key details


Before starting the course, participants must complete:


  • online modules
  • a workbook

The workbook is provided 12 weeks before the course starts. This must be completed and signed off by a line manager before starting the course.

Practitioner group

Officers entering the specialist field of internet intelligence investigations.


Five days.

Course contact
Booking and more information:
Additional information

This replaces the 'Researching, identifying and tracing the electronic suspect' course.

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