The purpose of the Computer Crimes Section is to provide a greater level of expertise in technology-related investigations by assisting district detectives and other members of the sheriff’s office by performing a structured examination of the digital evidence submitted to the computer forensic laboratory while maintaining a documented chain of evidence in order to find out exactly what happened on a computer or other digital media and who was responsible for it.
The Computer Crimes Section also assists other local, state and federal agencies in the investigation of technology-based criminal offenses as needed.
Operations of the Computer Crimes Section include, but are not limited to:
- Assist in the execution of Search Warrants for the collection of digital evidence.
- Assist district detectives with the proper handling of items containing possible digital evidence.
- Forensic Analysis of Digital Evidence from the following:
- Computer Hard drives
- Computer CD’s & DVD’s
- Removable Devices i.e.; Thumb Drives/Flash Drives, Digital Camera Cards, Floppy Diskettes
- Cell Phones