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Q: How do you become a digital evidence examiner in the Digital Evidence Unit?    

Q:  How long will it take to get results on the digital evidence that was submitted?    

Q:  How should digital evidence be packaged to be submitted to the Digital Evidence Unit? 

Q:  How should digital evidence be submitted to the Digital Evidence Unit? 

Q:  Does the Digital Evidence Unit keep archived forensic copies, images, or extractions obtained from items of evidence? 

Q: Can you help me with my investigation beyond the laboratory service?

 

Q:  What forensic tool does the Digital Evidence Unit use to process cellular telephones? 

   

 

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Q: How do you become a digital evidence examiner in the Digital Evidence Unit?

 

A: The OSBI requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

 

 

Q:  How long will it take to get results on the digital evidence that was submitted?

A:  Every case is different and is dependent on the number of items submitted and the current backlog of the Digital Evidence Unit at that

time.  The supervisor of the Digital Evidence Unit may be contacted to get an estimate of the turn-around time. Estimates should not be

mistaken for guaranteed time frames.

 

Q:  How should digital evidence be packaged to be submitted to the Digital Evidence Unit?

A:   See Evidence Packaging and Sealing Requirements (QMA 3) for details.

 

Q:  How should digital evidence be submitted to the Digital Evidence Unit?

A:  See Evidence Acceptance Requirements (QMA 2) for details.  Submission of evidence for digital evidence examinations requires pre-approval

by the Digital Evidence Unit. Evidence will not be accepted for digital evidence examinations without an accompanying approved exam request

form. See Digital Evidence Request for Laboratory Examination to complete the exam request form.

 

Q:  Does the Digital Evidence Unit keep archived forensic copies, images, or extractions obtained from items of evidence? 

A:   No.  Forensic copies, images, or extractions obtained from items of evidence are not retained after exhibit reports are disseminated.  If you 

want a verified copy of the images and extractions please specify on the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Request for Laboratory

Examination Digital Evidence Examination Request Addendum Form.  Note:  You must provide a storage device.

 

Q: Can you help me with my investigation beyond the laboratory service?

 

A:  No.  The Digital Evidence Unit is no longer an Investigative Unit.  Please contact the Investigative Services Division for help with an

 

investigation.  If you have any information regarding possible child sexual exploitation, report it to the National Center for Missing and Exploited

 

Children (NCMEC) Cyber Tipline at 1-800-843-5678 or visit www.missingkids.org/cybertipline for more information.

 

 

 

Q:  What forensic tool does the Digital Evidence Unit use to process cellular telephones? 

 

A: Cellebrite products are used to process cellular telephones.