As cellular devices become increasingly complex and viable for daily life, the devices transmitting cellular data are inversely beneficial to law enforcement for investigative analysis. This course will take an in-depth look at the vast amounts of data held by cellular providers in and beyond the Call Detail Records. Students will be instructed on the types of data and benefits of each data set for investigative needs. Students will walk through sample case studies based on real investigations and shown demonstrations of real-world applications of the knowledge learned. Students will also look at processes in displaying the vast amounts of cellular data obtained by cellular providers into an easy format presentable to prosecutors and a court room.
The course delivery will include instructor presentations and practical demonstrations of real-life applications of this data. Students will get hands on experience with practical exercises working through cellular data provider documents from actual cellular records. Current trends around the country show cellular data is utilized in every type of criminal investigation. This information is readily available if the investigator knows what to look for and how to present the information. This course is designed for all certified law enforcement officers.
The objectives of this course are to:
- Instruct the student on identifying, preserving, and requesting call detail records and geolocation data suitable for criminal evidentiary processes;
- Explore Call Detail Records and other geolocation data for the purposes of sorting through the data while understanding the pros and cons of the differing technologies for the main cellular providers; and
- Identify the type of cellular records needed for a case, and introduce an overview of how to display the data in an easy format that is easily understood by prosecutors, jurors, and judges in a court room.