CLEARFIELD – A cellular phone forensics workshop was recently provided to local investigators, according to Clearfield County District Attorney William A. Shaw Jr.
The workshop was provided by the District Attorney’s Office in collaboration with the Child Advocacy Center of Clearfield County (CAC-CC).
Additionally, the workshop was made possible through a grant from the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute (PDAI).
According to Shaw, the workshop was designed to assist investigators with understanding best practices and techniques used in the examination of popular smartphones.
Investigators learned how to recover cloud data and messenger app data, as well as about the resources available in regards to electronic forensics.
Shaw said in total, 25 investigators from throughout Clearfield County completed the workshop.
There were officers present from DuBois City, Sandy Township, Curwensville Borough, Clearfield Borough and Lawrence Township police departments and the Pennsylvania State Police, Troop C.
There were also representatives from the county’s Sheriff’s Office, Probation Office, Children, Youth & Family Services’ Office, District Attorney’s Office and the CAC-CC.
Shaw said the county has also obtained electronic forensic equipment to be housed at the DuBois City Police Department. It will create additional access for local investigators.
Shaw thanked everyone for attending this “vital” workshop. He went on to say that: “This training provided valuable information to our local law enforcement to assist them with investigating crimes involving electronic evidence.”