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Olivia Police Officer Michelle Jensen is among officers trained to assist the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension as a member of its Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The training in tracking down cybercrime has also helped show her how social media can benefit local law enforcement by getting the word out about crime and making it easier for citizens to offer tips and help police in their work. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny

Cybercrime a rural problem too: Olivia Police Officer trained to track down cybercriminals, use social media

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OLIVIA — With 17 years of experience as a licensed officer with the Olivia Police Department, Michelle Jensen knows that rural cops deal with all the bad crimes that their urban counterparts see.


“Just not all at once,’’ she said.

Now, she’s learning that even that difference is disappearing.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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