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Mobile Device Investigations Program

5 Training Days
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The Mobile Device Investigations Program (MDIP) is designed to provide investigators with the training necessary to complete a forensically sound, logical acquisition of digital evidence from mobile devices. It also includes an understanding of cell technologies, practical application of historical tracking, and the skills to frame an investigation from evidence obtained through call detail records.

At the conclusion of this one-week program, the training participant will have demonstrated, through the successful completion of a written exam and practical exercise that he/she has a functional knowledge of:

  1. Understanding cellular GSM, CDMA, and iDEN technologies and the art of framing investigations from evidence obtained through call detail records.
  2. Evidence Acquisition and extraction using an industry standard mobile device extraction tool and methodology.
  3. Learning the correct method of seizing and securing a cellular phone device using Faraday methods to prevent live evidence from changing.
  4. Using call detail records obtained from the cellular service provider, the student will be able to map and track the mobile device's movement by using standard mapping programs such as Google Earth.
  5. Using call detail records, students will be able to import information into a standard intelligence program such as Pen-Link or RFFLOW and show a pattern of usage of the suspects in a simulated investigative scenario.
    These objectives will be addressed through lecture, discussion, various written exam and practical exercise, and demonstrations of relevant techniques.


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; Direct Law Enforcement Support Personnel (DLESP); or employees of a federal, state, local, tribal or international agency who perform functions directly related to a law enforcement or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission but do not necessarily have the authority to carry and use firearms, make arrests and/or conduct searches with or without a warrant. This category of personnel may also include military personnel preparing for deployment.

This program is part of the FLETC's Cybercrime Track (FCT) or the Electronic Surveillance (ELSUR) Track. By entering FCT or ELSUR into the search window, other related Cyber Division programs can be found.

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Electronic Law and Evidence
  • Cell Phone Investigations
  • Data Acquisition
  • How Cell Phones Work
  • Cell Phone Technology
  • Cellular Forensics Software

Program Registration

Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training, email questions to 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 or call us at 1-800-743-5382.

International (non-US) personnel should email or telephone 912-261-4023.

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 267-2702