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Basic Incident Response to Digital Evidence

Acronym: 
BIRDE
Length: 
3 Training Days
Locations Offered: 

Description

The Basic Incident Response to Digital Evidence (BIRDE) provides training necessary to any criminal investigator who may be a first responder in a situation in which computer based evidence is or may be recovered. While not being overwhelmingly technical in delivery, this program provides a sufficient overview of technology in order to adequately prepare the criminal investigator for taking proper steps necessary to assess, acquire, and preserve digital evidence during the conduct of an investigation.

Prerequisites

Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony and/or misdemeanor violations of federal, state, local, tribal, or military criminal laws or law enforcement support personnel whose duties may include investigations of digital evidence. This is an entry-level course.

Required Training Materials

None.

Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Electronic Law and Evidence
  • First Responders to Digital Evidence

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-267-3344. 

State, local and tribal officers requesting training should register online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email FLETC-intlrqst@fletc.dhs.gov or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-2702
Artesia: (575) 746-5962
Cheltenham: (301) 877-8430