Seminar Title

Cellular Investigations for Criminal, Drug and Homicide Investigators

Dates of Events

09/17/2024 through 09/19/2024

Last Updated: 04/14/2024
Instructor(s): Glenn Bard
Location: Columbus Police Training Academy - 1000 N Hague Avenue, Columbus, OH 43204
Course Registration Fee: $325
Instructor Bio
Glenn Bard
Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and a U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the state police and has since investigated crimes across the United States ranging from Child Pornography to Criminal Homicide. Glenn has also conducted forensic examinations for city, state and federal Law Enforcement Agencies including the FBI, US Postal Inspectors, and I.C.E. as well as foreign governments.
Glenn has been certified as an expert in numerous states, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology.
Glenn has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, World Security Congress, and hundreds of law enforcement agencies, law firms and universities.
Several of the cases Glenn has worked have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, and many more.
Glenn has received numerous awards during his military and police career, including Honorable Discharges from both the United States Army and the Pennsylvania State Police.
Glenn developed, created and implemented certifications for two forensic software companies used by agencies around the world.
Glenn is the Chief Technical officer for PATCtech, overseeing all Digital Forensic and Data Services. Glenn has acted as technical consultant and/or personally developed Computer Forensic Programs at multiple Colleges, to include Westmoreland County Community College where he was a faculty instructor prior to retiring.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Cell Phone and Social Media Investigations: TikTok, and other Social Media Sights for Detectives, Criminal Investigators, Drug and Homicide Investigators.
Cellular Digital Evidence is the fastest growing evidence in successful prosecution.
This course is designed to introduce and educate Detectives and Criminal Investigators how to use digital evidence in Drug and Homicide investigations. The attendee will be instructed in how to use cell phone, social media, cloud data and records during their investigations.
Specifically, the following topics about Digital evidence will be covered:
Cell Analysis
Obtaining the data
· Search warrants for cell records, devices and cloud backups.
Analyzing the data
Cell records
· Identifying calling patterns, ownership, missed calls, locations and more
· Mapping the locations
· Comparing records and looking for common contacts
Cell forensics
§ What is available on a good exam
§ Apple vs Android
Cloud backups
§ Apple and Google data
§ App data
Social Media
Obtaining the data
· Search warrants, consent downloads, live capture of social media
What are the common Social Media apps being used
· Tiktok, Snapchat, Signal, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more
Analyzing the data
· Examining the data from an exam of the device
· Examining the Social media records
· Examining the data stored on the servers
Cloud Data
Obtaining the data:
§ What types of clouds?
§ What types of data are available?
· Cellular devices
· App backups
· Google, OneDrive, Amazon and other clouds
Examining the data:
§ Using forensic software
§ Manually examining the data
§ Free tools to conduct the exam

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