Digital Forensics is a branch of forensic science that focuses on identifying, acquiring, processing, analyzing, and reporting on data stored electronically. Electronic evidence is a component of almost all criminal activities and digital forensics support is crucial for law enforcement investigations. This electronic evidence can be collected from a wide array of sources, such as computers, smartphones, remote storage, unmanned aerial systems, and more. The main goal of digital forensics is to extract data from the electronic evidence, process it into actionable intelligence and present the findings for prosecution.
Over the years, the Office of the Sheriff has greatly expanded its Digital Forensics capabilities to assist with both deterring and solving crimes. As technological advances move and develop quickly around us, we are in constant search for grants to maintain devices and software to stay on the cutting edge of the ever-evolving technology world.