Department of Criminology faculty Tom Hyslip, PhD and George Burruss, PhD were awarded a $151,254 grant by Cyber Florida to pay for Florida law enforcement officers to take the department’s cybercrime investigative training program consisting of two courses: Cybercrime Awareness and Introduction to Digital Evidence Recognition and Collection and Undercover Cybercrime Investigations Training. The training will include an evaluation component to measure pre- and post-training knowledge.
These training courses are being developed in conjunction with USF’s Office of Corporate Training and Professional Education, a division of Innovation Education, and will be hosted on its online Canvas platform. These two courses are an extension of a project developed in part with seed funds from the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. The grant will provide essential cybercrime training to 1,440 Florida law enforcement officers.