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Free training from the National Computer Forensics Institute

The National Computer Forensics Institute (NCFI) will be offering free on-line training for state and local prosecutors. The NCFI, operating since 2008, is a federally funded training facility located in Hoover, Alabama, and operated in a partnership between the Alabama District Attorney’s and the United States Secret Service. The NCFI provides training in digital evidence/computer forensics to state and local prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement for the entire country and U.S. territories. 

The normal training offerings for prosecutors are our Digital Evidence for Prosecutors (DEP) and Advanced Digital Evidence for Prosecutors (ADEP) classes. Both are a 5-day, in-person training in Alabama. However, because of the COVID-19 travel restrictions we have had to cancel in-person trainings since March of 2020. Until we are able to return to classroom training, the NCFI will offer a series of 1-2 hour training blocks on a WebEx platform. 

Chris Kelly, a longtime NCFI legal instructor, will instruct the trainings. Chris is a former prosecutor, and now the director of the Digital Evidence Laboratory of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. 

The only way to participate in the trainings is to register with us and view the class live as it is offered via Webex Training Center. All sessions will be live, and each session will last approximately 1h30m.

To register for the class you must still be an active state or local prosecutor within the United States or U.S. Territories. You will need to log in to the session 5-10 minutes prior to the start time. You will be unable to enter the session once it has begun. 

Please contact Barry Page ([email protected]), Alicia Holcombe ([email protected]) or Kori Holcombe ([email protected]) with questions. 

Registration Information for the NCFI Virtual Updates Training:

Please use the link included to register for the class. Make sure just to register for the time best for you. Registration is required.

SESSION 1 

Topic: Search Warrants for Digital Evidence SWDE-V 21-01
Host: NCFI Training 
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm, Central Time 
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To register for this training session click here.
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session. 

SESSION 2 

Topic: Encryption in Criminal Prosecutions ECP-V 21-01
Host: NCFI Training 
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm, Central Time 
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To register for this training session click here . 
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

SESSION 3

Topic: Search Warrants for Digital Evidence SWDE-V 21-02
Host: NCFI Training 
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Time: 12:00-1:30 pm, Central Time
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To register for this training session click here
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

SESSION 4

Topic: Mobile Device Investigations for Prosecutors MDIP-V 21-01
Host: NCFI Training 
Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm, Central Time 
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To register for this training session click here
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.

SESSION 5 

Topic: Search Warrants for Digital Evidence SWDE-V 21-03
Host: NCFI Training 
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm, Central Time
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To register for this training session click here .
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Once you are approved by the host, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.