This course introduces the information and techniques law enforcement personnel need to safely and methodically collect and preserve digital evidence at a crime scene. Topics include recognizing potential sources of digital evidence; planning and executing a digital evidence-based seizure; and the preservation, packaging, documentation, and transfer of digital evidence.
- Prepare. Prepare to respond to an incident or crime scene where digital evidence may be present.
- Identify. Learn how to identify relevant sources of digital evidence in an ever-evolving landscape.
- Collect. Learn the proper methods of digital evidence collection.
- Preserve. Build upon the three previous principles to ensure valid and legal preservation of digital evidence can occur.