Several HPD officers attended a four-hour class at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center to receive their mobile phone seizure certification. This is a best practice review of how to seize and preserve cell phones and the evidence they contain. The course was geared towards law enforcement, first responders and security personnel.
Selected officers went on to receive more in-depth training from the staff at the Marshall University Forensic Science Center and are receiving instruction in the areas of cell phones, computer software and hardware, and digital information as it relates to the location and preservation of evidence. This training, valued in excess of $10,000, was provided at no cost to our department through grant funds obtained by the Marshall University Forensic Science Center. This is an exciting new partnership and will bring improvements to practice and policy.