Collect Data with Confidence and Collaborate with the Community (at a Safe Distance)

Few people could have imagined the impact that the current healthcare crisis has had on law enforcement. In just a few weeks, agencies around the globe were forced to completely transition to a new mode of operation.

Investigators have been redeployed to fill the ranks of patrol officers who have been sidelined by the virus. Less manpower for traditional investigative tasks has meant that many lesser crimes have been put on the back burner or ignored altogether as officers try to distance themselves from perpetrators who might be Covid-19 positive.

Lockdowns have led to an increase in domestic violence and hate crimes. And the massive leap in unemployment has added a new wave of property crimes and thefts.

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 running three months or more behind before the coronavirus 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 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 simple way to gather consent-based information in the field. Cellebrite applied our gold standard of forensic soundness to develop Cellebrite Frontliner, a simple data collection app with cable-less collection that saves evidence to a secure folder and generates UFDRs that are password protected for sharing.

With policing manpower 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.

Find out how Cellebrite Frontliner can help your agency here.

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