US counter-terror experts to train CIDG personnel on AV forensic course

SEVERAL members of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) are set to undergo training on Audio-Video Forensic Course to boost it’s capability in counter-terrorism.

CIDG chief Director Nilo dela Cruz said the training of their personnel on the said course will be conducted under the auspices of the Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program of the US State Department.

The course, Dela Cruz said, will run for 2 weeks starting on Monday, March 7 up to the 18th of this month.

Anti-cyber crime experts from the US Department of State will impart no less than 20 modules of advanced learning on how to recognize and properly collect and preserve video evidence; capture and then export video; how to export still images and to enhance videos and still images.

Senior Supt. Gilbert Sosa, the head of the CID–Anti Transnational Crime Division chief, said that this training will boost their expertise in modern technology-related crimes using the computer (internet) and this time, gadgets emitting sounds and images.

Sosa said that the CIDG had echoed their past trainings to the other PNP operating units in the region and, in fact, had established satellite offices in Visayas and Mindanao to cater to such cyber crimes in their respective localities.

He also encouraged the establishment of more satellite offices to be manned by CIDG US-certified cyber investigators; to fully maximize their potentials earned through extensive trainings in dealing with today’s global menace — cyber crime. Anthony Vargas

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