2024 DIGITAL FORENSICS GRANT

We are proud to partner with local law enforcement, probation/parole, and correctional agencies to help keep their communities safe.  We understand this has been a challenging time for law enforcement agencies and that budgets are running thin.

For agencies with current digital forensic software, this program allows you to acquire new technology, while saving money on your current yearly software subscription costs.  This program also allows you to add much needed field triage capabilities to your current lab-based tools.

For agencies with no current digital forensic software, you can now have access to pull evidence data from digital devices.  Certified training is included with this program.  We look forward to partnering with you in helping keep your community safe.

Our grant program is made possible by our amazing law enforcement partners who have donated unused and underutilized licenses for agencies in need.

Digital Forensic Grant Available

 

2024 Mobile Forensics LTP Grant

*All Departments Can Apply including State Agencies*

Grant Background: 

This grant is set up for law enforcement agencies to acquire much needed Mobile Forensics Software and training for their departments. Law enforcement agencies are having trouble keeping up with increasing amounts of cases involving cell phone data. Agencies have to ship cell phones to outside sources for their mobile forensic needs. This is time consuming and can lead to a loss of data or legal precedence. The Mobile Forensics LTP Grant allows law enforcement agencies the ability to acquire their own mobile forensic software at steeply discounted prices due to the goodwill of agencies allowing the transfer of unused or underutilized licenses and devices. Agencies can now obtain multiple licenses and receive training with the grant. 2024 Update: Recent surveys have shown that obtaining evidence data in the field is now a top priority for law enforcement agencies. The new field triage device can be acquired as part of this program or by itself.

Need:

  • Qualified Agencies should have less than 380 sworn officers/deputies

  • All Correctional facilities, probation & parole departments may apply

  • Qualified Agency shall have a need for mobile forensic software or training

  • Agency employee must be able to attend on-demand training for up-to 4 hours (does not need to be continuous) of total time.

Description of Project:

  • Goals: The Mobile Forensic LTP Grant should be used by law enforcement agencies to help build cases and increase conviction rates. This should be a benefit to the community that they serve.

  • Objectives: The grant’s objective is to allow law enforcement agencies to have quick access to and training on, state-of-the-art mobile forensic tools in use throughout the USA.

  • Process: Return application below and allocate matching funds. Spots are available on an immediate needs basis. Program is non-competitive as it is first come, first serve.

Outcome: 

This grant aims to allow up to 120 agencies nationwide (2024 FY), the ability to obtain mobile-forensic software and training at a steeply discounted rate through matching in-house funds and donated licenses.

Description of the Product and What is Included:

  • Mobile Forensic Training: Learn how to acquire, analyze and report on mobile forensic data found on cell phones and tablet computers. Learn how to preserve evidence data from devices, Physical vs. File System vs Logical vs ADB Rooting: New link-screen technology. App analysis: SQL, DB Forensics, Time formats in files. Analyze using Timeline, Link Graph, Prime List/ Etc. Use of desktop view and how to locate, view and share evidence data with D.A. and prosecuting attorney.

  • DATAPILOT 10: A first-of-its-kind field triage device for acquiring data in the field or back in the lab. The portable device is in use throughout the United States with hundreds of agencies and allows LE personnel to quickly acquire evidence from cell phones and tablet computers. Techno Power Kit (TPK) for added field capabilities.

  • DP Desktop Forensic Software: Acquire evidence with multiple acquisition methods from thousands of cell phones and tablet computers. Analyze evidence with link analysis, timeline, keyword search, activity map and gallery. Ease case management and creation. View all data including application data and deleted data when applicable. Show chain of custody. Create evidence reports for use in court and flag individual files with notes.

Budget: 

  • We understand that federal funds have become harder to receive. Departments do not have the funds needed to purchase a single mobile forensic software suite plus the additional cost of training. Nor do they have the time or resources to drive to other jurisdictions for help in acquiring cell phone data. This grant drastically cuts down the cost of acquiring DATAPILOT 10, currently in use by the USSS, DHS and various other Law Enforcement agencies. Certified mobile forensic training on the device is included as well at no additional cost.

  • All applications for the Q2 Mobile Forensics LTP Grant must be received prior to 6/28/2024 and agency funds must be received by 08/16/2024.

  • Grant is non-competitive and is issued on a first come first serve basis for no more than 120 law enforcement agencies. Please return the application at your earliest convenience.

  • Equipment is shipped directly to LE agency. Once equipment is received, user must register for certified training and complete before using the forensic device.