E-First : First responders e-learning package

Project lead : ECTEG in cooperation with the Portuguese Judicial Police

in partnership with:

  • Norwegian Police University College (Norway)
  • Antwerp Local Police (Belgium)
  • Brussels Local Police (Belgium)
  • Hessen Police Academy (Germany)
  • Polish Cybercrime Bureau (Poland)
  • PolitieAcademie (Netherlands)
  • Swedish Cyber Crime Center (Sweden)
  • An Garda Schíochána (Ireland)
  • Guardia Civil (Spain)
  • Servizio Polizia Postale e delle Comunicazioni (Italy)
  • Hellenic Police (Greece)
  • Danish Police (Danemark)
  • Finish Police University College (Finland)
  • Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
  • Romanian Police (Romania)

with the kind support from Europol, CEPOL, the Council of Europe and UNODC

Project description:

A “first responders e-learning” package focusing on essential IT forensics and IT crime knowledge will be created, localised in EU languages and kept up-to-date to allow first-line police officers to:

  • Identify and seize potential electronic evidence, including “live data” forensics.
  • Get awareness on cybercrime, internet, encryption, dark web and cryptocurrencies.
  • Assist victims of crimes facilitated by the use of new technologies when taking the complaint and starting a criminal case.

The deliverable package is solving the ever-challenging “pre-requisites” topics required before residential training while providing a common sound reference for all LEA first responders (non-specialised field police officers) as well to all attendees to more expert level IT forensics courses.

With an expected audience, over 1.5 million law enforcement first responders in EU, deliverable e-learning course package will be available free of costs to all LEA with the additional organisation or country-wide related content.

English version is available, and the localised version in additional languages are available since May 2019 :

  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Norwegian
  • French
  • Flemish (Dutch)
  • German
  • Polish
  • Swedish
  • Italian
  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Romanian
  • Arabic (in cooperation with the Council of Europe)
  • Thaï (in cooperation with UNODC)

other additional languages will later be added.

Register as reviewer or contributor
if you are Judge, Prosecutor or member of a Law Enforcement agency and wishing to contribute to the course review or to add EU language to the final version of the course, contact us here.