Digital Forensics

Work Stream Leads

Adam Newberry – Digital Forensics Specialist, Staffordshire Police

Steve Cooper – Principal Digital Forensics Officer

Rob Shaw – Award Leader Cyber Crime & Forensic Computing, Staffordshire University.

Work Stream

Each of the 5 work streams identified by Staffordshire Police Forensic Services Department contains a variety of topic areas that require additional research and development through the partnership.  Some are reactive and others proactive, the areas identified for this work stream are listed below:

  • Anti Forensic Tools
  • Wireless Acquisition
  • New Developments – eg. Wearable Technology
  • Smarter/Faster Acquisition
  • Fusion Tablet Examination
  • CCTV Capture and Viewing
  • Environment Scanning
  • Ongoing Research and Development –Develop New R&D Opportunities


The work stream leads have identified the following key objectives for the work stream:

  • Ensure readiness for future technology
  • Provide expert service to the community
  • Ensure efficient examinations
  • Accelerate learning and development
  • Be ahead of the game

Potential Projects

The following have been identified within the work stream as potential projects to take forward:

  • eMMC data extraction
  • Fingerprint production for unlocking devices
  • Case officer reference application
  • Validation reference material production
  • Chip-Off method development
  • Digital Forensic risk assessments
  • Application development