One (1) day -

7contact hours:

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Jack M. Hall / Tanya Sirl



* Includes Snap! App license

Very good training. A must for patrol officers who want to research social media information available in their communities.

Patrolman - Columbus, OH area agency

This course was much more in-depth than I expected. Quite impressive!

State Enforcement Officer - Washington State

This was a very informative class and I enjoyed learning the Snap! App and the appropriate legal information associated with social media investigations.

Officer - Seattle, WA area agency



Laptop computer with WiFi internet


Agencies wishing to host this course may contact LEOTTA, LLC. at info@leotta.co or call us at: 216-503-1113.


Course dates and locations are now being scheduled.

If your agency is interested in hosting this course, please contact us below.


Social Media Investigations for Patrol Officers/MDTs

Social media has become a staple in the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the globe. Companies and brands such as Facebook, Twitter, Sina Weibo, YouTube, and Yik Yak have found their way into the daily routines of most of us as we share pictures, videos, and statuses with the rest of the world.  Subscribers of social media websites feed such information into a data mining machine 24 hours a day – becoming a wealth of information available to law enforcement.  However, detectives and support personnel don't usually work around-the-clock.  

Effectively monitoring cyberspace for criminal activitymust involve patrol officers who have access to mobile data terminals (MDTs) within their patrol cars.  Law enforcement has utilized MDTs for many years, but few agencies harness their power to conduct social media research.  Mobile applications and internet browser add-ons such as the LEOTTA Snap! App can easily make the MDT a powerful crime fighting tool.

In Social Media Investigations for Patrol Officers / MDTs, students will engage in hands-on training in the use of social media analytical tools for recovering evidence from open source data mediums such as social media providers and on-line commerce sites.  Officers will learn how to be ingrained in the use of such tools for successfully gathering evidence from the confines of their mobile, four-wheel office.

Students will be introduced to the LEOTTA Snap! App – Social Network Analysis Platform Application –an advanced web browser plug-in for Firefox and Internet Explorer.  The Snap! App provides officers several tools for conducting on-line searches and advanced analytics retrieval.  The Snap! App also provides tools for conducting live capture of evidentiary data involving suspected social network webpages, messages, and screen shots while logging such captures for follow-up by investigators or analysts.

Legal compliance tools for records preservation requests as well as a database for common contact information of legal compliance officers for electronic communication service providers is also available.

Who Should Attend?

This course is for law enforcement patrol officers who utilize computers and mobile data terminals as part of their regular patrol duties and have an interest in harvesting open-source social media information through appropriate research tactics.