New Tools to Help Fight Cyber Crime

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office says it’s now better equipped to investigate cyber-crimes. The Sheriff’s Office sent Investigator Tony Blackwell to the National Computer Forensics Institute for training in computer evidence recovery. The US Secret Service and Alabama Office of Prosecution Services’ program trains authorities on how to recover deleted files, pictures, and more from a computer. As part of completing the training, NCFI gave the Sheriff’s Office about $35,000's worth of equipment to help with cyber-investigations. Chief Deputy Michael Edmondson says the equipment will help solve cases involving sex crimes and sex offenders.


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