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UNODC and the National Academy of Public Security started the second edition of "Basic Course on Cybercrime Investigation" for investigators of the Western Region of El Salvador

The Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime for Central America and the Caribbean in Panama (UNODC ROPAN), through the Office of Program for El Salvador, in coordination with the National Public Security Academy (ANSP), began the second edition of the Basic Course on Computer Crime Research. The inauguration took place in Izalco, Sonsonate on April 25 th, 2016.

The course was designed by the Cybercrime Unit of the PNC with technical assistance of UNODC under the Global Programme on Cybercrime. The objective of the basic course on cybercrime is to strengthen IT and computer forensics knowledge, and the use of technological tools and techniques for the investigation of cybercrime. It is attended by 21 police officers members from the Departments of Santa Ana, Ahuachapán and Sonsonate.

The course began on April 25 th in Izalco City and will end on May 23 rd 2016. It focuses on learning basic computer concepts, typology and definition of cybercrime, applicable law, procedures and best investigation practices, and digital forensics.

The course is developing thanks to the financial resources provided by the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) of the Embassy of the United States in El Salvador under the project "Strengthening of the capacities of El Salvador National Police to effectively identify and investigate cybercrime cases".