The National Standard for Cell Phone Investigation, from Collection to Prosecution
Almost every criminal investigation involves a cell phone. The evidence needed to arrest and convict is contained on the device itself, the records of calls kept by the cell phone company, and in the cell towers covering the crime scene.
The course covers the search and seizure basics specific to mobile devices, determining what information is available from the cell phone companies and how to obtain it, how to recover digital evidence and intelligence from the handset using free software tools, and how to avoid legal landmines.
This class is designed for law enforcement officers at any stage in their career. Experience or training in cell phone investigations is not required. Students will be receive samples of search warrant templates, comprehensive guides to major cell phone carriers, model report language for cell phone searches.
- Search and Seizure - Phones and phone company records
- Search Warrants, Court Orders, and Subpoenas – How to write them
- Investigating a Phone Number - From beginning to end
- Who to Contact - When cellular companies fail to produce the records
- “Blocked” Phone Numbers - How to obtain calling cards and “dropped” phone numbers
- Disposable or “Burner” Phones – What to do with them and how to investigate them
- Remotely Deleting Data – Preventing it
- Cell phone handsets - Obtaining physical evidence from the device, how to recover deleted information
- Dealing with locked phones - Security code bypass techniques and how to still recover evidence when they don’t work
- Free and Low Cost Tools - Where to find them and how to use when the expensive forensic devices don’t work
- ‘Hidden’ EXIF Data – Best Practices
- Cell Tower Data - How to request and use it to locate suspects, fugitives, and missing persons
James Isaacs is a Sergeant with the Dearborn Police in Michigan. He is currently in charge of the Technical Investigation Unit within the Department's Detective Bureau. The Technical Investigation Unit is comprised of 4 individuals whose main responsibility is to collect and forensically examine digital evidence from Cell Phones, Computers, Video Surveillance and Vehicles. He has been certified in cell phone forensics since 2012 and computer forensics (CFCE) since 2014. He has conducted over 1,500 forensic examinations of electronic evidence and was named one of the "Top Forensic Examiners" by the United States Secret Service, National Computer Forensics Institute, in the fiscal year of 2021. Additionally, James has been analyzing Call Detail Records since 2009 and has taught over 1,200 students from across the United States and even students from Guam and Uganda. He has been certified as an expert in Call Detail Records and Cell Phone Forensics in Local, State and Federal Courts. James is a former member of the Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children's Task Force and the FBI Southeast Michigan Trafficking and Exploitation Crimes Task Force. He currently lives with his wife and their four children in Michigan where he enjoys golfing, hunting and fishing and attending his children's activities.
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