Cell phone records, including cell site location information, are some of the most useful but misunderstood forms of investigative data. Cellphones are everywhere and are widely used by people who commit crimes ranging from crimes of passion/opportunity to those involved in criminal networks - the ability to understand and access this information for investigations and prosecutions is not an option.
1. The basics of cellular networks and technology.
2. How to prepare a subpoena, court order, or search warrant for call detail records,
cellular location data, message content, and IP addresses.
3. How to prepare and analyze the records using Microsoft Excel.
4. How to plot the data using Google Earth Pro and using free analysis and mapping
software available to law enforcement.
5. How to use screen-capturing tools (included) to aid in creating a case-file and
for trial exhibits.
6. How to use the analyses and maps in the investigation and prepare for trial.
Two-Day Course Outline
The practical applications are very important and allow the student to work through real-world investigation problems and identify weak areas before leaving the classroom. There are no programs to purchase or licenses to renew.
1. Cellular network overview.
2. Cellular data in criminal investigations.
3. Cellular service provider records.
4. Obtaining the records.
5. Preparing the records for analysis and import.
6. Working with Google Earth Pro.
7. Working with free mapping programs for law enforcement.
8. Exigent or emergency circumstances - phone pings.
9. Basic data analysis.
10. Practical applications.
11. Tower dump overview.