MS-Excel for LE Part 2: Obtaining Data From Other Sources

Data from social media accounts and various online police databases can be extremely useful to criminal investigations. These data can provide intelligence on people’s contacts and social networks, and can give you and your team insights into activities happening in nearby jurisdictions. Microsoft Excel is a great tool for storing and downloading data from Internet sites.

In this part, you will learn to:
  • Download data from a user’s Twitter account
  • Download data from a user’s Facebook account
  • Use best practices to prepare to work with your data
  • Use simple Excel formulas
  • Transform formula-generated data into text
  • Extract data from various websites containing crime data
  • Establish a connection with a website or another Excel file so you can automatically refresh the data in your own Excel file

    This part is the second in a series of seven modules found in the Microsoft Excel for Law Enforcement Masterclass. It is meant to be taken as either part of the larger series for the full experience or as a stand-alone course to learn this specific component.
  • Format

    Self-paced online
    course
  • Level

    Intermediate
  • Duration

    45 minutes

What's included?

  • 4 Sections
  • 12 Videos
  • 12 Questions
  • 15 eBooks
  • 1 Certificate