Computer Forensics Unit (CFU)

Computer forensics tools and investigation

The Computer Forensics Unit is staffed with three full-time Computer Forensic Examiners (CFEs) -- two of whom are sworn deputies -- and one non-sworn examiner. The Unit is supervised by the forensic support supervisor in the Investigations Division.

While all of the examiners are able to examine all types of devices for all types of electronic evidence, one CFE is an expert in working child sexual exploitation cases, and is assigned to INTERCEPT.

The unit helps deputies and detectives recover electronic evidence -- of murders, kidnappings, child exploitation, sex offenses, traffic offenses and property crimes -- from computers, phones and other electronic devices. Mobile devices increasingly make up the highest volume of devices seized and examined by the Sheriff's Office.