Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice up­skill of­fi­cers in polic­ing cy­ber­crime in­ves­ti­ga­tion

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are ad­vised to send their com­plaints via the Fiji Po­lice Face­book page.

Fiji Sun - - Suncity - Source: Po­lice Me­dia Cell

Four Fi­jian Po­lice of­fi­cers un­der­went spe­cialised train­ing to en­hance their knowl­edge on cy­ber­crime.

The train­ing this past week was fa­cil­i­tated by the Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice through its Cy­ber Safety Paci­fika pro­gramme in Nadi. The train­ing un­der the guid­ance of a Face­book Li­ai­son Of­fi­cer specif­i­cally tar­geted the han­dling of so­cial me­dia com­plaints on Face­book, In­sta­gram, What­sApp and other pop­u­lar so­cial me­dia plat­forms.

The aim of the re­gional train­ing is to help cy­ber­crime in­ves­ti­ga­tors un­der­stand how to flag down ma­li­cious con­tent on so­cial me­dia that is be­ing used to de­fame others or bring dis­re­pute to one’s char­ac­ter.

These in­clude the shar­ing of ex­plicit or porno­graphic ma­te­ri­als such as videos, hate speech, or posts in­tended to cre­ate ill will among two or more peo­ple.

The four Po­lice of­fi­cers are from the Western, North­ern and Po­lice head­quar­ters as well as an of­fi­cer based at the Cy­ber­crime Head of­fice with the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment in Toorak.

The of­fi­cers will utilise their newly ac­quired skills to li­aise with the Face­book li­ai­son of­fi­cer to trace the per­son shar­ing or the au­thor of the orig­i­nal con­tent. Mem­bers of the pub­lic are ad­vised to send their com­plaints via the Fiji Po­lice Face­book page which will be re­ferred to the Cy­ber­crime Unit for in­ves­ti­ga­tion pur­poses.

The Fiji Po­lice Force ap­pre­ci­ates the op­por­tu­nity given by the Aus­tralian Fed­eral Po­lice in up­skilling its of­fi­cers in this modern way of polic­ing par­tic­u­larly with crimes com­mit­ted through the use of so­cial me­dia.

Po­lice Of­fi­cers part of the up­skilling pro­gramme.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Fiji

© PressReader. All rights reserved.