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Advertorial: How Cellebrite Frontliner simplifies digital data collection at the crime scene

By Yohai West - Senior Product Marketing Manager at Cellebrite.

Advertorial: How Cellebrite Frontliner simplifies digital data collection at the crime scene

Date - 24th August 2020
By - Yohai West

Few people could have imagined the impact that the current healthcare crisis has had on law enforcement.

Lockdowns have led to an increase in domestic violence, hate crimes and cybercrimes. Solutions that allow victims to confidentially share digital evidence without having to give up their phones is critical. Submitting a phone as evidence to police, when it can take up to 6 to 12 months to get it back, is not a viable option for witnesses and victims.

As a result, frontline officers have found themselves in the unenviable position of having to keep the public safe from an invisible threat while fighting an increase in crimes—all while trying to remain socially distanced from each other as well as victims, witnesses, and criminals.

Digital forensic labs have also been severely impacted.

The latest industry survey revealed that average backlogs on device examinations were three months or more and this was before the corona virus outbreak. Now, examiners, who in many instances have not been able to work in their labs, find themselves even further behind the curve with no means to catch up.

The outcry from agency managers has been clear: Give us a digital intelligence solution that can boost operational efficiency, empower frontline officers to collect digital data in a forensically sound manner, and increase collaboration with witnesses and victims while minimizing close contact with the public!

Cellebrite has answered those challenges by introducing Cellebrite Frontliner.

A Simpler Way to Gather Evidence

In answer to the call for a more efficient way to gather consent-based information in the field, Cellebrite applied our gold standard of forensic soundness to develop Cellebrite Frontliner, a simple and cable-less data collection app that saves evidence to a secure folder and generates UFDRs that are password protected for sharing.

And Cellebrite Frontliner does it all in a few easy steps:

Watch the video below to see how Cellebrite Frontliner can impact your investigation.

Key Benefits

With officers time being at a premium and lab examiners lacking the bandwidth to handle minor cases, field personnel and investigators using Cellebrite Frontliner can share the workload by collecting and triaging digital data while also maintaining a safe distance.

Cellebrite Frontliner’s benefits include:

  • Wireless data collecting and sharing that allows officers to maintain social distancing.
  • Simple operation that requires no additional training.
  • A reduced burden on lab practitioners with frontline officers gathering data for minor cases.
  • Promotion of sound process and the ability to audit the chain of custody through embedded consent forms.
  • Guaranteed security through password protection while allowing forensic reports to be shared easily.
  • The elimination of field officers using their personal devices to collect data in ways that may render evidence inadmissible in court.
  • Enhanced community collaboration since witnesses and victims don’t have to give up their personal devices to provide evidence.

Learn more about a Cellebrite Frontliner free trial here.

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