Indiana Digital Forensic Lab on the Cutting Edge
The Kokomo, Indiana, Police Department has one of the most well-respected crime labs in the region, and it also is on the cutting edge of computer forensics.
It was a struggle in the beginning to get support from the administration.
“When I started seven years ago, I had one computer and one monitor,” said Jeff Catt, who started the department. “Over time I have upgraded this machine, and it has the ability to do IDE drives and SATA drives.”
The improvements didn’t cost local taxpayers because a lot of the equipment comes from federal funding and some of it is seized property.
Catt’s supervisor, Don Whitehead said another reason they have been so successful is because of cooperation with outside agencies. For years they had to justify why they were working out of town cases, but when a major case hit, they had 17 people helping to process the mounds of evidence.
Source: Kokomo Perspective