Within 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:
External hard drives