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UNODC Continues Strengthening El Salvador Capabilities for Fighting Cybercrime

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in coordination with the National Academy of Public Security (ANSP) and the National Civil Police (PNC) of El Salvador held the closing ceremony of the Basic Course on Cybercrime Investigation. The ceremony was held in the city of San Miguel, on July 08 th, 2016.

The closing ceremony was attended by Subcommissioner Jesús Molina Aguiluz Deputy Chief of PNC Central Division of Investigations, Sergeant Sara Molina, Representative of the National Academy of Public Safety, and, Ms. Nayelly Loya, Deputy Chief of UNODC Programme Office in El Salvador.  

The course was designed and delivered by PNC Cybercrime Unit with technical assistance of UNODC under the Global Programme on Cybercrime. The objective of the basic course on cybercrime is to provide IT and computer forensics knowledge, and the use of technological tools and techniques for the investigation of cybercrime.

The Course was addressed to 17 police investigators, who successfully completed the course. The investigators were selected from delegations of El Salvador eastern region. The course was held in San Miguel, El Salvador second largest city, from June 13 th to July 8 th, 2016. It was focused on learning basic computer concepts applied to computer-related crimes, typology and definition of cybercrime, applicable law, procedures and best investigative practices and digital forensics.

The course was developed 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".