Nagaland cops update skills to tackle cyber crime investigation
DGP TJ Longkumer (front row centre) and IGP (CID) Zekotso Mero releasing the manual for Cyber Crime Investigation at the valedictory programme of the advanced training course on Cyber Crime Investigation for Nagaland Police personnel at the Rhododendron Hall, NAPTC Chümoukedima on September 21. (Morung Photo)
Morung Express News
Dimapur | September 21
A five-day advanced training course on Cyber Crime Investigation for Nagaland Police personnel concluded on September 21. It was conceptualized and organised under the Cyber Crime Prevention Against Women and Children Scheme of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.
The training was conducted by the Cyber Forensic Lab cum Training Centre, Police Training School (PTS), NAPTC, Chümoukedima.
A total of 46 police officers, including 7 women officers, participated in the training course. The resource persons included Rajashekara, DIG (Range); Naieem Mustafa, DCP Zone I, Dimapur; 3 Manoj Kumar, SP Wokha; Vishal, SP (Crime), Police Headquarters; Michael Yhome, Officer-in-Charge, Cyber Police Station, Ninoto Zhimomi, Incharge Cyber Forensic Lab; Kaushik Nandi, Assistant General Manager and his team from RBI and a team from WHIT, Kohima.
Vishal, SP (Crime) informed that the training was conducted in two phases with a three-day cyber crime awareness programme preceding the cyber crime training phase.
“The teaching methodology included online pre and post assessment, hands-on exercises, case studies, and group discussions,” he said. The awareness segment of the training covered topics ranging from the basics of computer hardware to “open source intelligence gathering” and use of Information Technology in policing.
The 5 days cyber crime investigation module took the participants through the various facets of cyber investigation, including communication devices, social media crimes and financial frauds.
“Challenges to cyber crime investigation along with open source forensics tool opened up their mind space to whole host of new possibilities,” he said.
The valedictory programme held at the Rhododendron Hall, NAPTC was attended by the DGP TJ Longkumer. In his address, the DGP said that in his one year of direct association with the Nagaland Police, he has seen “quality” in the men and women of the force.
He expressed confidence that the Nagaland Police will be become a beacon of an “outstanding police force” in country, while adding, “I hope that you will all join me in achieving that aspiration.”
The DGP also released a manual for Cyber Crime Investigation that will serve as a guide for investigators.