8 hour Field Search Certification Course.
STC (#5297-050417) and POST (#1235-20671-12) (Plan IV) Certified.
When: Wednesday July 27th, 2016 Time: 0800 to 1700hrs.
Where: El Cajon Police Department, El Cajon CA
Cost: $100.00 - Payable to EJM DIGITAL LLC (Includes USB Drive & Flash Card Reader)
***Sworn Staff Only-Students must bring PC Laptop capable of wireless connectivity.
Field Search is a powerful investigative tool for Probation and Parole Officers, Detectives, Patrol staff, and other first responders. The Field Search software is deployed from a USB or “thumb” drive by officers in the field. Field Search conducts a quick and efficient examination of a suspect’s computer. Field Search was designed for use by officers with little or no computer experience, or by forensic professionals. It is provided only to sworn law enforcement, free of charge, though the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC) in conjunction with the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).
In a matter of a few minutes, Field Search provides a detailed record of Internet websites visited, images and videos, most recently used files (MRUs), and the contents of the recycle bin. The tool can also conduct robust keyword searches for victim names, telephone #s, email addresses, and other case critical information. It works on both “Windows” based PCs, and Macintosh computers.
Field Search has been used extensively by Probation and Parole staff for years, but is now being extensively utilized by law enforcement agencies nationwide because of its ease of use, dependability, and effectiveness for first responders. Patrol officers find the tool extremely useful when responding to any call involving computers. Gang and TARGET officers gain valuable intelligence by viewing internet artifacts, photos and even movies of gang activity. Sex Crimes detectives use Field Search to conduct “presumptive” examinations during the initial phases of their investigations.
Computer forensic resources are dwindling as labs throughout the nation have become impacted by crushing workloads. Most cases awaiting prosecution involve some type of digital evidence. Forensic exams can take months or even years to perform. Officers need another proven method of evidence gathering, reporting, and prosecuting cases involving digital evidence.
This intensive 8 hour course now includes a free small multi-card reader. Officers can use this device to read “flash” cards from devices such as digital cameras and even small Micro SD cards from inside of cellular telephones (where most of the pictures taken on the phone are stored). Once the cards are inserted into the reader, the reader can be plugged into the suspect’s computer. When Field Search is deployed on the computer, officers can easily view the contents of the cards in addition to the material on the suspect computer. Significant images, videos, internet artifacts or other intelligence can easily be “tagged” and included in an easy to produce and read report.
In addition to the card reader, students will receive a USB “flash” drive with the Field Search software pre-installed. In addition to Field Search, students will receive 29 other pieces of free software officers can use during the course of their investigations.
THIS COURSE INCLUDES NEW VERSION 5 WHICH WAS RELEASED IN JANUARY 2016 AND INCLUDES NEW FEATURES!
Class participants not only become extremely proficient in the use of the software, but they also receive a certificate of completion from NLECTC. This certification provides credibility to the officer, enhancing courtroom testimony and the efficacy of warrant or subpoena requests.
NLECTC and NIJ has partnered with a handful of Digital Forensic Experts throughout the country to provide this intensive 8 hour course on the use of this powerful tool. EJM DIGITAL, and its president, Erik McCauley, in conjunction with the El Cajon Police Department are proud to be offering this 8 hour, POST and STC Certified course to Law Enforcement in the San Diego Area.
About the Instructor: Erik J. McCauley has been instructing law enforcement for over 20 years. Erik was the lead investigator of Orange County Probation’s High Tech Computer Forensics Lab and is the president of EJM DIGITAL. Erik has been searching the digital devices of high risk offenders for over a decade and has been recognized on a local, state, and national level for his work in the area of Digital Investigation and high risk offender supervision. Erik has trained over 5000 sworn officers from over 120 local, state and federal agencies in the use of Field Search, and is the most experienced Certified Field Search Instructor (CFSI) in the nation. Erik is a Cyber-Security Specialist, Licensed Private Investigator, and Certified Computer Forensic Analyst. See Agencies Trained by EJM DIGITAL.
El Cajon Police Department