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March 17, 2018

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Training Opportunity - Electronic Device Crime Scene Search and Evidence Recovery
Updated On: Feb 27, 2018

The Colorado FOP is hosting an important law enforcement training event at our new building in Westminster. Our state of the art training room is finished and this will be the first event we will be hosting at our new 14,000 square foot State FOP Office building.

We have partnered with the “National Criminal Justice Public Safety Continuing Education Training” and the first event “Electronic Device Crime Scene Search and Evidence Recovery” will be a two-day training seminar on April 4th and April 5th from 08:00 AM to 5:00 PM both days. Please review and/or download the PDF “Training Flyer” attached to this article for complete information on this training opportunity.

Electronic devices carry more crucial evidence now than ever before. Police officers and detectives need to know how to legally and properly identify, collect and process important electronic evidence.

Many agencies do not have in house forensic examiners and must send their electronic evidence to state or federal labs for examination. But evidence exists prior to the forensic exam that can be used to help establish probable cause and prepare a prosecution. Being familiar with the proper and ever­ changing legal techniques to help gather this evidence is essential to introducing the evidence in a court of law.

This course addresses the electronic evidence that can be collected by the investigating officers and detectives. Legal precedent has been set in many areas of the collection of electronic evidence and there are court decisions being made every year that have an impact on the way that the government can legally seize electronic evidence. Law enforcement officers must be kept current on these court decisions.

This course is designed to aid law enforcement agencies in understanding the proper and legal methods of collecting evidence from electronic devices so that they can be utilized in a successful prosecution: 

1. Overview of Electronic Device Technology and Evidence “Older and newer technology - Where the evidence may be stored - Identifying your crime scene.”

2. Cell Phones & Tablets (Part 1) “Searching at the crime scene - Identifying the evidence - Legally collecting and preserving the evidence - Locally stored evidence - The cellular network - Constitutional Issues - The passcode.”

3. Cell Phones and Tablets (Part 2) “Search warrants - For the devices - For data stored in the cloud - For cell tower data - For other ISP's - What you can expect to receive as a result of your searches - Data formats – Metadata.”

4. Laptop, Desktop & Networks (Home & Business) “Design – 4th Amendment – Legal Issues – Current Court Decisions - Execution of the Search Warrant – Documentation and Preservation of Evidence – On-Scene Considerations – Encryption – Volatile Data Acquisition – On-Scene Imaging – Isolating Mobile Devices from the Network – Home Networks – Business Networks – Collection and packaging of evidence – What to expect from the search.”

5. Social Media “How to Obtain Information from Social Networking Sites and other ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) - Search tools – Legal Issues.”

6. Evidentiary Video Recordings, The Public and the Media “Legal Issues – Search & Seizure.”

7. Interviews and Interrogations “How to use the interview to gather digital evidence – 5th Amendment Issues – Current Court Decisions.”

8. Public Records Searches “No-cost websites - Available Information - How to access.”

(Attendees are encouraged to bring their cell phones/tablets to participate in the demonstrations.)

Seminar Agenda Day One - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Overview of Electronic Device Technology and Evidence

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Cell phones & Tablets (Part 1)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Cell Phone and Tablets (Part 2)

Seminar Agenda Day Two - Thursday, April 5, 2018

8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Laptop, Desktop & Networks (Home & Business)

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch (On Your Own)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Social Media

2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Evidentiary Video Recordings, The Public and the Media

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Interviews and Interrogations

3:30 p.m. - 4 :30 p.m. Public Records Searches

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Course Evaluations & Certificate Presentation

Click on this link for registration:


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