Officers Go to School to Combat Computers, Internet Crimes
Byline: Tony Gordon
A training seminar on computer crime investigations being held next week is designed to turn school resource officers into teachers.
Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Patricia Fix said the course, scheduled for all day Thursday at the Gurnee Police Department, includes a segment on Internet safety for children.
The segment has been produced as a PowerPoint demonstration school officers will be able to take with them and present to parent and teacher groups.
"This is information that we want as widespread as possible," Fix said. "The idea is to have the officers assigned to school to educate interested parties about what they can do to protect children when they use computers."
Other training sessions include how to determine if a computer crime has been committed at a school, the primary steps to be taken to identify an offender and how to preserve digital evidence.
Legal aspects of online investigations and the information needed to obtain subpoenas and search warrants will also be covered in the seminar.
Fix, the chief of the Lake County Computer Crimes Task Force, expects about 40 officers at the seminar.
Court TV: The Lake County court system is the star of a show currently on the county's cable television station.
"Your Courthouse at Work" was produced by the county's communications department, Chief Judge Margaret Mullen said.
The show features Circuit Judge Victoria Rossetti and sheriff's Deputy Gary Joie discussing courthouse security and Rossetti explaining jury duty. …