North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

Communications Evidence Collection Methods (NDCAC)

Please check our "Available Training" page for the most current status of the course. 

Who Should Attend:

Investigator, criminal analysts and other law enforcement officers who conduct investigations where data from cellular and broadband providers, “apps” providers are used by subjects of their investigation.

Course Goal:

To provide students with an understanding of the services offered through the NDCAC, and improve investigator/analyst awareness to new communication services and technologies which will enhance their criminal investigative techniques. Students will be introduced to packet data communication, how it impacts a criminal investigation, and how law enforcement can interpret and process legally authorized collected data.

Course Objectives:

1. Discuss the evolution of communications services and electronic surveillance (ELSUR). 

2. Discuss the “Going Dark” initiative and its relevance to law enforcement.
3. Describe the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).
4. Describe the function and purpose of the National Domestic Communication Assistance Center (NDCAC). 
5. Describe the various programs of the NDCAC and their functions.


Lecture, PowerPoint and demonstration.

Course Requirements:

This event is free.  However, transportation, lodging, M&IE, and other expenses will NOT be covered by the NDCAC for this event.


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Course Coordinator:

Doug Robinson

Length of Course:

Eight hours - One day

CICP Credit