This course is for
officers, investigators, and analysts who encounter cell phone evidence that
includes information external to the phone. Class concepts include instruction
on how to request, read, and analyze call detail records from cellular
providers; and how to plot cellular site locations to determine the approximate
position of a suspect during a given period. No special hardware or software is
required. However, this course focuses heavily on analysis; as such, a strong
working knowledge of Microsoft Excel is highly recommended. Students are
provided with a free copy of NW3C's PerpHound tool, which assists in the
plotting of call detail record locations.
Cellular technology. Land-line and
cellular networks. Types and generations of cell phones. Cell site design and
its implications for law enforcement.
Analysis of call detail records. Request
information from service providers. Convert records into a useful format.
Merge two related spreadsheets. Read and analyze using filters, sorting, and
pivot tables. Plot location information.
Hands-on experience. Hands-on
experience with NW3C's free software tool PerpHound and Microsoft Excel to
analyze various types of records that are available from cellular
course is intended for law enforcement personnel who have a working familiarity
with Microsoft Excel.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.