The purpose of the Agency Spotlight is to highlight on IACLEA’s web site our institutional member agencies. In particular, we wish to highlight those agencies that have implemented innovative and exceptional programs in crime prevention, outreach, community policing, emergency management, use of technology, and other areas. If you would like your agency spotlighted, please complete the following form.
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Armstrong State University
This spotlight highlights the Armstrong Police Cyber Forensics Division (CFD), a unique program among local and state law enforcement agencies, as well as university police departments, in many respects. The division and its capability were created to provide Armstrong Criminal Justice and Computer Science students with a real time connection to the criminal justice community.
The CFD operates a state-of-the-art digital forensics lab that provides digital forensics analysis and investigative services to the FBI, Secret Service, ATF, DEA, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Revenue, Chatham County District Attorney, Savannah-Chatham Metro Police, and dozens of local agencies.
This lab is also used to provide Armstrong students with internship opportunities and to support teaching initiatives at Armstrong. The intensive 14-week internship with the CFD culminates with the opportunity for students to demonstrate their proficiency in digital forensics analysis and investigations by taking a national certification test in digital forensics. While Armstrong Criminal Justice students are not permitted to work on actual evidence during the internship, they are given access to the state-of-the-art lab and replicate complex real life cases. This process also gives students the opportunity to network with the federal, state, and local investigators.
The CFD Program has been recognized by the Criminal Justice Community, receiving the
2013 Georgia Governor’s Public Safety Award for Innovation and the
2014 Dr. Curtis E. McClung/Motorola Award of Excellence.
Click to learn more about the the division, including its comprehensive list of services.