Cyber Forensic Unit

cyberforensicWithin the Criminal Investigations Division is the Cyber Forensic Unit. Detectives assigned to this unit perform forensic examinations of digital evidence and provide technical assistance with investigations where technology is a significant element of the crime.

Cyber forensics is the act of acquiring, authenticating, analyzing, and reporting digital evidence in a controlled setting. Digital evidence is defined as the storage of evidence on electronic media which may be used in a court setting. Examples of this are:

Cell phones

Compact discs

Computers

External hard drives