Underground Academy

Underground Academy is UCAC's partnership arm that is designed to serve the community through the intersection of justice and technology. Underground Academy events involve partners in law enforcement, software, and/or community organizations working alongside UCAC personnel to help prevent and fight crime in our region, particularly through web-based open source intelligence work.

The UCAC's Underground Academy Missing and Trafficking Persons (MTP) Team is comprised of a variety of law enforcement personnel and trained civilians who collaborate to assist in missing persons, trafficking, and cold case investigations. The volunteer team is currently full and not accepting applications for new members. If spots become available, the application may be found here. 

Keep an eye out here for more information to come after our official Team launch in May!! SC Missing Persons Dashboard coming soon.

Graphathon '24


This year's Hackathon will be held in Greenville, SC at the UCAC on Thurs-Fri, Nov 14-15, 2024.

Underground Academy's Hackathon '24 will be an opportunity to learn about human trafficking investigations and analytics in a practical setting. Participants will be provided real-world leads to learn to search the internet and find connections that help law enforcement identify victims of human trafficking and their abusers. We had a GREAT mix of trafficking survivors, investigators, analysts, and researchers and a very successful 1st Annual Hackathon last year--can't wait to see you all in November!

Stay tuned for registration details.