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Training in criminal investigation techniques applied in cybercrime in El Salvador

San Salvador, 9 March 2020. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean (UNODC ROPAN), in coordination with El Salvador Prosecutors’ Academy and the National Civil Police, delivered a training on criminal investigations techniques applied on cybercrime. This training took place at El Salvador Prosecutors’ Academy, from 2 to 5 March 2020.

As a result of this training 38 prosecutors and 12 investigators have acquired and enhanced their skills when investigating crimes related to the Internet, computers and related technologies, particularly obtaining digital evidence stored overseas and detecting digital evidence in cyberspace.

The training was delivered to two groups, both integrated by prosecutors and law enforcers from different regions of the country. Training sessions were highly interactive, focusing on developing hands-on expertise. The training was delivered by El Salvador Cybercrime Unit and UNODC Global Programme on Cybercrime.

Participants were selected from different units, prosecutors came from the Division of Information Analysis, Unit of Property, Unit of Woman and Child, Unit of Audit, Unit of Criminal Youth, Unit of Financial Offenses and Unit of Life. While investigators came form the Unit of Information Analysis, Unit of Special Crimes and delegation of investigations from across the country. 
This training was provided by the financial support of the Government of Canada through the initiative “Strengthening the Central America justice and security sector capacities to effectively prevent, identify and prosecute cybercrime, transnational organized crime and associated casework through digital evidence: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize.”