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In 1987, Leroy and Margaret Cook established ION Inc. as a referral service for those seeking professional investigative services. ION Inc. grew into a world-wide network of over 36,000 private investigators and referred thousands of cases.

In late 2012, Jack Sandlin and Jim Alsup from Indianapolis, Indiana took over ION Inc. Together they have re-launched the site www.InvestigatorsAnywhere.com. The new site has been designed to serve as an one-stop shop for those seeking professional investigative services and a resource center to help members achieve greater success.

Jack and Jim have established careers working with investigators and those in need of investigation and training services. Together they will continue to follow the same mission as the founders:  Improving investigation for clients, investigators and society.

 The New Management Team

Jack Sandlin, MBA CFE CFS
Jack has over 35 years of law enforcement and investigations experience. During his tenure serving for the Indianapolis Police Department, Jack was assigned as Chief Investigator for the Marion County Grand Jury; organized the first White Collar Crime Unit for the Indianapolis Police Department; and served as Deputy Chief of Police.

A former law firm administrator and former Adjunct Professor with Indiana University, Jack currently manages his veteran owned private investigation consulting agency. Jack has an AS in Criminal Justice, a BS in Business Administration, a MBA,  and is a certified Police Officer from the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy.

James Alsup
Jim is also the director of the Public Agency Training Council (PATC) located in Indianapolis, Indiana. PATC began in 1987 and today is the largest privately held public safety training company in the nation. Offering a curriculum of over one hundred topics of academy quality training programs throughout the United States, PATC instructors bring years of hands-on experience in their area of expertise and instructional fields.



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Cellular Records Analysis and Mapping

Presenter: Glenn Bard, PATCtech Digital Forensics
Date/Time: May 29-June 2, 12-2PM Daily
Cost: $349

In this webinar series the attendee will be introduced to the different types of cellular records available from the most popular wireless service providers in America. Each session will cover a different wireless network, and the specific types of data held by that network. Additionally the attendee will be supplied with search warrant language specific for each network and an example from each of the networks covered. Topics covered will range from Lucent® vs Nortel® towers, Operational vs Optimal Beam Width, Non typical tower sectors, First and Last cell sites, RTT / PCMD / NELOS, Burner apps, VOIP, as well as many other topics. In short this series will identify what is available on each network: retention periods, the wording needed to get it, and how to interpret the data. Each day will also include a demonstration of mapping techniques for that day's provider’s records, utilizing DART/Maplink.

The five sessions will cover the following topics:

Part 1: AT&T®, Cricket® Records
• Understanding the LAC / CID or eCGI
• Converting from UTC time
• Longitude and Latitude
• Understanding Call Features
• Mapping the tower and sector

Part 2: Verizon® Records
• First Cell / Last Cell
• Nortel vs Lucent towers
• Call Types
• Mapping the tower and sector

Part 3: Sprint® Records
• Identifying the call sector
• Motorola vs Samsung vs Ericson vs Nortel vs Lucent towers
• Finding Text messages in the records
• Mapping the tower and sector

Part 4: T-Mobile®, MetroPCS® Records
• Locating the LAC / CID
• Converting from UTC time
• Text messages in the records
• Mapping the accessed tower

Part 5: Other records (Tracfone, Straightalk, US Cellular, Etc) and Burner Apps, VOIP and disposable numbers.
• What it means that Tracfone is an MVNO
• Identifying ownership of a prepaid phone
• Mapping Lucent vs Nortel on US Cell records (Dec vs Hex)
• How to detect when the call was spoofed
• Tracking VOIP calls


PLEASE NOTE: This webinar is a series made up of five two-hour sessions. The live sessions will air each day, May 29 through June 2, 12-2 PM, Eastern.

Would you like to enroll, but are you concerned that you might not be able to attend one or more of the live sessions? Your enrollment will also include 30 days of access to the recorded version of each session, whether you attend the live session or not. Your $349 registration will enroll you in all five sessions, as well as give you access to the recorded sessions for 30 days once the live sessions have ended.

Group Viewing Encouraged: As few as just one attendee or a training room full; multiple attendees can view the webinar from one single location and each attendee can receive a certificate.


Facebook: Investigations and Forensics
June 12, 1-4 PM Eastern
Glenn Bard, PATCtech Digital Forensics


On-Scene Router Interrogation
June 30, 1-3 PM Eastern
Glenn Bard, PATCtech Digital Forensics


Social Networking Investigations
July 5-7, 1-3 PM Eastern Daily
Glenn Bard, PATCtech Digital Forensics


PLEASE NOTE: Your registration for our online webinar training now includes the live session as well as 30 days of access to the recorded version, unless specifically noted otherwise in the webinar description.

Check out our full online training schedule

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