Thursday, February 1, 2018  (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Speaker: Jimmy Gomez, Department of Motor Vehicle

Topic: Fraudulent Document Detection (2 hours) and Identity Theft Training (2 hours)

This training provides information and skills necessary to recognize the characteristics and security features of legitimate Government-issued identification documents, which includes birth certificates, immigration documents, driver licenses and identification cards, and, passports.  The student will be able to identify counterfeit legal presence / identification documents.  Recognizing counterfeit Driver Licenses and Identification cards.  Specific laws regulating counterfeit documents and reference materials pertaining to the subject will be identified.  The course will also provide some basic guidelines to assist in investigating crimes involving counterfeit documents.  Also, the presentation will provide students with an understanding of identity theft crimes; an understanding of specific laws regulating Identity theft.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 – (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Speaker: TBA

Topic: TBA


Thursday, August 2, 2018 – (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Biography of Speaker*:  Brian Farnsworth is a Detective Sergeant for the Computer Forensics Team at California Department of Insurance Enforcement Branch.  He is also assigned to the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force.  As the computer forensics team leader, he specializes in cell phone and computer f

TOPIC: Social Media

Social Media is revolutionizing how the world does business, discovers and shares news, and instantly engages with friends and family. Social media evidence includes, among other things, photographs, status updates, a person’s location at a certain time, and direct communications to or from a person’s social media account. This presentation will examine the importance of social media in investigations and criminal litigation, including access to and use of social media evidence in court.