Crime Scene

Most Popular On-Scene Digital Forensics Tips

Digital devices present unique challenges to officers who may need to secure evidence from those devices. Decisions made by officers during the first few moments on scene can have far-reaching effects on the department’s ability to secure that evidence and eventually made a case. Don’t miss our most popular on-scene tips to help officers protect …

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On Scene Tips: Securing Computers for Forensic Analysis

Choices you make in securing digital evidence on scene can make or break your department’s ability to recover evidence and make a case. In the past, we’ve covered common mistakes made on scene  and offered advice for water emergencies. Today we share best practices for securing a computer, especially one that is powered ON and …

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3 Questions to Ask When Hiring a Private Digital Crime Lab

The 6 to 18 month backlog to process digital evidence at almost every state crime lab and RCFL is forcing law enforcement agencies to consider alternatives, especially for high-profile and time-sensitive cases. Private labs and digital forensics services are available to help, but law enforcement needs to be aware of the differences in working with …

Crime Scene

Top 3 Mistakes Made On Scene with Digital Evidence

Digital devices have become so ubiquitous that virtually every crime scene now includes one or more pieces of digital evidence in the form of a mobile phone, laptop, desktop, tablet or other device. Performing a proper forensic analysis on this type of evidence can take time, but it’s often decisions and actions taken during the …