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Investigating on Social Media: Learn from an Expert (Live Zoom Training: July 23-24, 6:00 – 8:00 PM)

4-Hour Course


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Live Instructor Zoom Online Training. (6:00 PM -8:00 PM EST) Live Instructor-Led Training with Hilary Rodela, a seasoned investigator, prolific writer, and podcast host.  As an industry expert, she will navigate through the different social media platforms leading students through the tips and tricks of investigating on social media.

This unique Online Zoom training will allow you to interact with the instructor and engage in industry-related training in the comfort of your home or office.


State and Board approved training in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

Course Outline
  1. NITA Introduction and Zoom Instruction
  2. The Rise of Socia Media over the Years
  3. Overview of Social Media Demographics - Who is Using Social Media (and who is not)
  4. The Impact of Social Media and how to Investigate your Information
  5. Different Platforms for Social Media
  6. Advantages and Disadvantages of each Social Media Platform
  7. Tips and Tricks on Using Social Media in Your Investigating Process
  8. Social Media and the Internet - Dos and Don'ts
  9. Reporting your Social Media Investigative Finds

Course Description

Enroll in Live Zoom Online Training.  Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the industry, this online Zoom course is for you! Enhance your knowledge of social media platforms and learn how to navigate through each platform.  Our engaging instructor will offer tips and tricks to successfully obtain information for your social media investigation.

This unique training is set up into four (4) hours of total instruction broken into two, two-hour blocks for easy scheduling.

This course qualifies as a 4-hour continuing education course for Private Investigators in the following states: AL, GA, IA, IL, KS, KY, MN, MO, MT, NC, NM, OK, OR, SC, TN, & TX.

Course Instructor

Hilary Rodela is a trailblazer in the realm of social media investigations, boasting unparalleled expertise in leveraging digital platforms for investigative purposes. With a keen eye for detail, she navigates the complexities of online landscapes with finesse. From tracking down elusive digital footprints to deciphering intricate online behaviors, Hilary's proficiency in social media analysis sets her apart as a true industry expert.

From law enforcement roles to podcast hosting (@CrossingTheTape), surveillance, and contributions to the Cold Case Foundation, she has experience in investigations and knows how to use Social Media to investigate her cases.  Hilary Rodela is a licensed Surveillance Officer, a former private investigator, and a current faculty instructor and curriculum developer for NITA.

She is a former crime scene investigator and has worked for the Ruidoso (NM) Police Department as well as the Lubbock (TX) Police Department. Hilary has extensive investigative, forensic and law enforcement experience, and a Forensic Science degree. Hilary is also a freelance public safety writer for several police and forensic oriented publications.

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