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Seminar Title:  
Electronic Device Crime Scene Search and Evidence Recovery

DATES:  4/4/2018 through 4/5/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Brian Jarvis

LOCATION:  Colorado Fraternal Order of Police Headquarters - 8400 N. Alcott St, Westminster, CO  80031

HOTEL:  Drury Inn & Suites Denver Westminster - Westminster, CO  Wille
$114 single/double. Identify with Group #2333982 for PATC rate.
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $295.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

BRIAN J. JARVIS is a police professional with thirty years of experience in law enforcement and investigations, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Prior to being appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of Chester in 1998, he served ten years working for Municipalities in Orange County, New York, and ten years in the State of Florida, where he was employed as an Investigative Sergeant in charge of Major Crime Investigations.

Chief Jarvis was responsible for the investigation and supervision of Major Crime Scenes which include, homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings, armed robberies, bank robberies, home invasions, carjackings, aircraft crashes, train / pedestrian fatalities, suicides, child abuse and neglect, and officer involved shootings involving death.

Chief Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. He also attended the Associates of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Central Florida Community College from 1987 - 1991. He has also attended several courses on Major Crime Investigations, including Practical Homicide Investigation and Sex Crime Investigations offered by the University of North Florida, and Basic and Advanced Computer Crime Investigations offered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Organized Crime Institute.

In addition to serving as Chief of Police, Chief Jarvis has also been a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), New York State Police Juvenile Officer’s Association, NYS Association of Chiefs’ of Police, Past President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, and a founding member of the Orange County Law Enforcement Training Institute. He is also an active member in the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Chief Jarvis is a published author, having written a story for “American Blue”, Varro Press Publishing, Ed Nowicki Editor (All proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C.). He has also published several law enforcement training manuals. Brian is a pilot and serves as a volunteer for Angel Flight Southeast.

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Course Objectives

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Electronic devices carry more crucial evidence now than ever before. Police officers and detectives need to know how to legally and properly identify, collect and process important electronic evidence.

Many agencies do not have in house forensic examiners and must send their electronic evidence to state or federal labs for examination. But evidence exists prior to the forensic exam that can be used to help establish probable cause and prepare a prosecution. Being familiar with the proper and ever-changing legal techniques to help gather this evidence is essential to introducing the evidence in a court of law.

This course addresses the electronic evidence that can be collected by the investigating officers and detectives. Legal precedent has been set in many areas of the collection of electronic evidence and there are court decisions being made every year that have an impact on the way that the government can legally seize electronic evidence. Law enforcement officers must be kept current on these court decisions.

This course is designed to aid law enforcement agencies in understanding the proper and legal methods of collecting evidence from electronic devices so that they can be utilized in a successful prosecution.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their cell phones/tablets to participate in the demonstrations.

Overview of Electronic Device Technology and Evidence

Older and newer technology – Where the evidence may be stored – Identifying your crime scene

Cell Phones & Tablets (Part 1)

Searching at the crime scene – Identifying the evidence – Legally collecting and preserving the evidence – Locally stored evidence – The cellular network – Constitutional Issues – The passcode

Cell Phones and Tablets (Part 2)

Search warrants – For the devices – For data stored in the cloud – For cell tower data – For other ISP’s – What you can expect to receive as a result of your searches – Data formats - Metadata

Laptop, Desktop & Networks (Home & Business)

Design - 4th Amendment – Legal Issues – Current Court Decisions – Execution of the Search Warrant – Documentation and Preservation of Evidence – On-Scene Considerations – Encryption – Volatile Data Acquisition – On-Scene Imaging – Isolating Mobile Devices from the Network - Home Networks – Business Networks – Collection and packaging of evidence – What to expect from the search

Social Media

How to Obtain Information from Social Networking Sites and other ISP’s (Internet Service Providers) – Search tools - Legal Issues

Evidentiary Video Recordings, The Public and the Media

Legal Issues – Search & Seizure

Interviews and Interrogations

How to use the interview to gather digital evidence – 5th Amendment Issues – Current Court Decisions

Public Records Searches

No-cost websites – Available Information – How to access

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