Cell Phone Investigations


The National Standard for Cell Phone Investigation, from Collection to Prosecution
Edmonds Police Department, Edmonds, Washington

Course Overview
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. Click here for additional information and registration.