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Seminar Title:  
Cell Phone Technology and Forensic Data Recovery Certification CTF

DATES:  3/8/2021 through 3/12/2021

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Glenn Bard

LOCATION:  Tilton Police Department - 45 Sanborn Road (Rt. 132), Tilton, NH  03276

HOTEL:  Hampton Inn and Suites - Tilton, NH  603-286-3400
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $695.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Glenn Bard

Glenn Bard is a retired Pennsylvania State Trooper First Class and U.S. Veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1999 Glenn began Computer Crime Investigations for the PA 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.

Due to his training and experience, Glenn has been certified as an expert in Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas and the United States Federal Court System in the areas of Digital Forensics, Cellular Technology and Computer Technology. Glenn has also been certified as an expert Instructor in the State of Maryland.

Prior to retiring, Glenn was selected by the US Attorney's office in Pittsburgh and OPDAT to teach computer crime investigations and computer forensics in Tirana, Albania.

Additionally, he has been a speaker for organizations of all sizes and types, both public and private, to include the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, Pennsylvania Fraternal Order of Police, Illinois Fraternal Order of Police, New Jersey Fraternal Order of Police, Federal Fraternal Order of Police, and the Institute of Law Enforcement Education, among many others.

Several of the cases Glenn has worked on have received National coverage, to include Fox News, Dateline, the Associated Press, Yahoo!, the New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Tribune Review and more.

Additionally, 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 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.

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Course Objectives


PATCtech CTF Certification 


"Although a laptop with wireless capabilities is not required for completion of the course, there are portions that involve hands-on use of tools and programs discussed during the class."

The PATCtech Cell Phone Technology & Forensic Data Recovery Certification (CTF) is a one of a kind certification training module for law enforcement officers, detectives, private investigators, SIU’s and computer specialists that provides a comprehensive study of how to use cell phone records and cell phone forensic technologies in any type of investigation.


The 4 1/2 day combined training module for the Cell Phone Technology & Forensic Data Recovery Certification includes all content and lessons as described in the individual courses Cell Phone Technology for Criminal Investigators + Forensic Cell Phone Data Recovery for Criminal Investigators respectively.

Cell Phone Technology for Criminal Investigators:

The purpose of this section is to expose the attendee to proficient and effective investigations utilizing available databases and cellular usage records.

Major topics include:

  • Types of cellular records available as a law enforcement official
  • Methods to acquire cellular records
  • Understanding cellular records
  • Proven ways to display cellular records in a court of law
  • Understanding the usage and manner in cellular tower records
  • Overview of commercially available software that effectively displays cellular records

Forensic Cell Phone Data Recovery for Criminal Investigators:

The primary objectives of this section are to familiarize the law enforcement officer and investigator with different cell phone technologies and teach the practical techniques used in forensic recovery of data stored in cell phones.

Major Topics Include:

  • Different types cell phone technologies, and how to identify them
  • Cell phone connection hardware
  • Cell phone software
  • Cell phone data/evidence seizure
  • Cell phone resources on the Internet
  • Legal issues and case law pertaining to cell phone data seizure

At the conclusion of training students will be given instructions on accessing the PATC Testing Portal to complete their CTF Certification by taking the certification exam.

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