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Examination Best Practices FAQ Sheet

Examination best practices frequently asked questions sheet

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Accreditation Factsheet

The Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) Program is deeply committed to providing the highest quality digital forensics services to the law enforcement community. Therefore, the Program supports the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) accreditation to further enhance and strengthen the services offered by all of the laboratories in the program. This accreditation is awarded for a five-year period.

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Benefits of Participation

A Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) is a computer forensics laboratory and training center that is devoted entirely to the examination of digital evidence in support of criminal investigations.

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Cell Phone Investigative Kiosks Brochure

A hands-on digital preview solution to help investigators get the results they need-now.

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Digital Evidence Bookmark

An Ongoing Training Initiative That Provides Law Enforcement and First Responders with the Latest Information They Must Know About Digital Evidence.

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Digital Evidence Field Guide

Properly handling digital evidence can be complicated—but doing it right is key to ensuring it can be used to effectively support your investigation. This Field Guide was created to help you—the Peace Officer and First Responder—properly collect, pre- serve, and transport this type of evidence.

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Examination Best Practices

T To help an RCFL provide the highest level of service to its law enforcement customers, the RCFL National Program Office recommends the following “best practices”.

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FBI's Handbook of Forensic Services

The purpose of the Handbook of Forensic Services is to provide guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods of collecting and preserving evidence and to describe the forensic examinations performed by the FBI Laboratory.

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Fiscal Year 2003

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2003.

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Fiscal Year 2004

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2004.

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Fiscal Year 2005

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2005.

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Fiscal Year 2006

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2006.

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Fiscal Year 2007

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2007.

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Fiscal Year 2008

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2008.

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Fiscal Year 2009

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2009.

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Fiscal Year 2010

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2010.

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Fiscal Year 2011

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2011.

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Fiscal Year 2013

Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory Program 2013 Annual Report

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Fiscal Year 2012

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2012.

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Fiscal Year 2014

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2014.

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Fiscal Year 2015

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2015.

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Fiscal Year 2016

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2016.

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Governance Board

The RCFL Governance Boards furnish expert advice, ideas, and diverse opinions to senior Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials about their policies and practices regarding the RCFL Program, and the science of digital forensics.

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How Computers Work Fact Sheet

A summary of how a computer works

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ImageScan Brochure

ImageScan is a software tool that enables investigators to identify and isolate images on a suspect's computer and then store them on a USB device. This process allows officers to collect data necessary to obtain search warrants or detain subjects pending a more comprehensive search.

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Live Capture Bookmark

An ongoing training initiative that provides helpful news and information about the latest happenings in the digital forensics world.

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Mobile Forensics Bookmark

An ongoing training initiative that provides law enforcement and first responders with the latest information they must know about digital evidence.

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Video Evidence From CCTV System Flipbook

Best practices for the retrieval of video evidence from digital CCTV systems.

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Fiscal Year 2017

The RCFL Program's annual report for Fiscal Year 2017.

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NJRCFL Legal Authority Statement

The New Jersey Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory requires all cases to be provided with written documentation of legal authority to conduct the search/examination of the media submitted. In cases where a search warrant or written consent to search is not provided, this form will document the legal authority is present necessary to conduct the procedures requested.

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New England Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NERCFL) Opens for Business

The Boston Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Boston Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Boston Police Department, the Brookline Police Department, the Framingham Police Department, the Massachusetts State Police, and the Middlesex Sheriff’s Office announce the opening of the new FBI-sponsored New England Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (NERCFL) in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

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