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Mobile Device Investigations Program (MDIP)

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In the United States today there are over 327 million cellular phones. With a population of over 315 million, and discounting those who are very young, it’s safe to say that “almost everyone” has a cell phone. Never in the history of technology has a single device so quickly become imbedded into the fabric of society. To a great extent, law enforcement has not kept pace with the rapid evolution of cell phone technology nor adequately addressed the investigative significance of cell phones. These mobile, handheld devices are far more than communications tools. Virtually all cell phones are digital storage devices that retain a substantial amount of personal data including:

  • Call logs (incoming and outgoing);
  • Contact information (personal address books);
  • Text messages;
  • Tasks and ‘to-do’ lists;
  • Personal calendars;
  • Photographs (two-thirds of phones sold in 2007 have integrated cameras);
  • Movie clips;
  • Web pages and web history.

The ability to lawfully seize, and analyze this evidence has great investigative potential for the law enforcement officer. The Mobile Device Investigations Program (MDIP) is a one week program that provides investigators with training in the art of cellular acquisitions, understanding GSM, CDMA, and emerging technologies as well as framing investigations from evidence obtained through call detail records. Participants receive tools and software most commonly used in cellular acquisitions and training to facilitate their use in a mock investigative scenario.

Type: Advanced

Length: 5 days

Additional Information

Exports considered by request.
Call (912) 267-2174 for additional information.

Contact Information

Training Technician
Technical Operations Training Facility
Bldg. 217
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Glynco, GA 31524
Phone: (912) 267-2702
Fax: (912) 267-2797
Fletc-TechnicalOpsTrngFacility@dhs.gov

Training Dates

G_MDIP-403 / Glynco, GA -- Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 01, 2014
G_MDIP-404 / Glynco, GA -- Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014