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GPS Forensics - CLASS FULL!

ABYC has recently partnered with the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) to offer our members subject matter previously only available to maritime law enforcement officers. This course is open to specific ABYC membership levels only.

When: November 15, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Where: ABYC Headquarters - Hornor Maritime Center
613 Third Street
Third Floor
Annapolis, Maryland  21403
United States
Presenter: Paul Alber (NASBLA)
Contact: David Broadbent
410-990-4460 x119

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Course Fees

Course registration fee: $379

Fee includes student handbook complete with each course slide and additional reference material. Lunch will provided.



NASBLA, through their Boat Operations and Training Program, has developed this course designed to provide maritime law enforcement officers the foundational knowledge, skills and ability for recovering evidence from GPS devices and preparing it for courtroom presentation. 

GPS devices are capable of storing large amounts of navigational data including maps, track lines, waypoints, routes, etc.  This data can provide critical evidence in a courtroom.  The GPS Forensics course will provide the skills necessary to extract that critical information while at the same time documenting and preserving the evidence.  Legal considerations are also discussed along with preparations for a GPS forensic analysis and the elements of an effective GPS report.

 NOTE:  Students will be required to bring a laptop that is usb/thumbdrive compatible and capable of downloading GPS Manufacturer Provided software that will be provided in the class.


Topics Covered

The course consists of six modules:

Module 1:  GPS Basics
Module 2:  Receiver Round-Up and Review
Module 3:  Device Seizure and Evidence Collection
Module 4:  Legal Considerations
Module 5:  Conducting a GPS Examination
Module 6:  Report Writing


Criteria Performance Standard/Credit Details

Upon successful completion of the course, you will demonstrate an understanding and knowledge of each of the objectives outlined in each module through a compilation of measures including objective testing, scenario review, class discussion, and practical activities.

CEUs available: 8



Pricing includes lunch.
Please let us know upon registration if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies. We will do our best to accommodate all food intolerance/special diets.
Contact Bonnie Wilson at bwilson@abycinc.org  (410) 990-4460 x103



ADA Requests
Students with ADA accommodations must inform the ABYC in writing of said needs at the time of registration to ensure that any special accommodations can be made for taking the course.

Requests for cancellation and refund of a class registration must be submitted, in writing, no less than 10 days prior to the course start date. A $150 cancellation fee will apply. Refunds will not be considered for non-attendance or for requests received less than 10 days prior to the course start date. Cancellation requests may be emailed to Casey Bates at cbates@abycinc.org. Refunds will be issued within 30 days after the course end date.

ABYC reserves the right to cancel the course based on enrollment and/or instructor availability no later than two weeks prior to the course start date.  Please take this into consideration when making any travel or accommodation arrangements.  ABYC will not provide any reimbursements for travel expenses.


Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. There are a number of local hotels including;

Springhill Suites Annapolis
189 Admiral Cochrane Drive
Annapolis, MD 21401

Hilton Garden Inn Annapolis Downtown
174 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

Follow this link for the Hilton Garden to receive ABYC's corporate rate - 



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