LOWELL | Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter is honored to announce Lieutenant Chuck Cohen was a returning featured speaker for the 2013 International Communications Data and Digital Forensics Seminar held in London, UK, March 18-21. Lt. Cohen was invited by the Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent. Cohen spoke on topics including the implications of online social networks in criminal investigations and criminal intelligence collection, cybercrime, money laundering and the investigation of skilled criminal offenders. He also conducted a four-hour class followed by two days of intensive training. Upon completion, attendees received a certificate from the Indiana State Police, Metropolitan Police and UK Home Office. The Indiana State Police was the only non-federal law enforcement agency that presented a program at the conference.
While attending the seminar, Cohen benefited from the interaction and presentations from other speakers who are recognized as leaders in their areas of specialization. The seminar attracted over 1,200 delegates from law enforcement and governmental agencies worldwide. Communications data is an important tool for investigators and provides an invaluable means by which law enforcement agencies can better safeguard the public, but our current capability was not designed to deal with the growth in the use of Internet-based communications. During the four-day seminar, law enforcement personnel was provided a forum to display, demonstrate and discuss new and emerging communications technology issues to help preserve these capabilities within the appropriate legal framework.
Lt. Cohen joined the Indiana State Police in 1994 and is currently the Commander of the Special Investigations and Criminal Intelligence Sections. Lt. Cohen is responsible for the cybercrime, organized crime and corruption, vehicle crimes and crimes against children units. He is also the Task Force Commander for Indiana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
Lt. Cohen’s formal education includes a Master of Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and an undergraduate degree from Indiana University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology. Cohen is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.
All expenses for this trip were handled by the inviting agency and no tax dollars were spent related to travel and lodging.