The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a training provider for law enforcement in the areas of high-tech and economic crime, recently added four new instructors to the high-tech crime section to expand curriculum and bring current law enforcement experience to the classroom. Each instructor brings a unique skillset that will be valuable in developing and instructing cybercrime and digital forensic courses.
RICHMOND, VA, February 8, 2021 – The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), a training provider for law enforcement in the areas of high-tech and economic crime, recently added four new instructors to the high-tech crime section to expand curriculum and bring current law enforcement experience to the classroom. Each instructor brings a unique skill set that will be valuable in developing and instructing cybercrime and digital forensic courses.
Brenten “Brent” Metcalfe joined NW3C after working in law enforcement for over 13 years. He has also served in the United States Air Force (Air National Guard) since 2004. Brent most recently served with the Information Security/Communication Security with the Wyoming Army National Guard as an IT Specialist. In 2012, Brent became a Special Agent and Digital Forensic Analyst with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and was assigned to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. He earned a Master of Business Administration in IT Management and a Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Information Assurance from Western Governors University. Throughout his military and law enforcement careers, Brent gained extensive operational experience and knowledge in law enforcement, information security, information assurance, cybersecurity, digital forensics, and data analysis. Brent holds numerous professional certifications.
Thomas “Tom” Nash, Jr. served with the Burlington Police Department in Vermont for over 20 years in numerous roles including Police Officer, Information Technology Administrative Officer, Special Investigations Detective, Special Investigator-Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, Patrol Sergeant, Director of the Chittenden Unit for Special Investigations, and concurrently founded and supervised the Computer Crime Unit. Tom has numerous cybercrime and forensics professional certifications and served as a field training officer, instructor in the Vermont Police Academy, and an adjunct instructor at Champlain College. In addition to his law enforcement experience, Tom also has a strong education and training background. He earned a Master of Education in Special Education from Boston University and was a teacher for five years.
Maureen “Moe” McClanahan came to NW3C with more than 22 years of law enforcement experience. In her former position as an investigator with Christiansburg Police Department in Virginia, she was responsible for investigating proactive and reactive cases involving Internet crimes against children. Prior to that, Moe served as a first-line supervisor with the Pulaski Police Department and as a Patrol Officer with the Blacksburg Police Department. Moe joins NW3C with extensive experience in public speaking, digital forensic examinations, and child exploitation investigations.
William “Billy” Rodgers began his career in law enforcement as an Adult Probation Officer in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania before joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, as a Special Agent. During his 24-year career with the DEA, Billy coordinated investigative operations with counterparts at the local, state, and federal level, and worked drug trafficking, money laundering, and dark market/cryptocurrency investigations. Billy is a Cellebrite Certified Operator/Physical Analyzer for cell phone and computer digital forensics evidence collection and is also experienced in digital forensics, cyber security, Cisco networking and security, and dark web investigations. He has significant experience conducting and supervising investigations that include the use of lawful interception and other sophisticated operations.
“We are pleased to add these four new high-tech crime specialists to our cadre of instructors,” said Glen Gainer, President and CEO of NW3C. “Each brings decades of experience in law enforcement and first-hand practical knowledge working cybercrime and digital forensics investigations that will be essential in broadening the scope of our training program and meeting the growing training demand.”
The addition of these four instructors will allow NW3C to facilitate and develop more training opportunities for criminal justice practitioners. To learn more about NW3C training, visit www.nw3c.org.