Investigators with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation have a new mobile digital forensics lab for examining electronic devices that could be potential evidence.
Special Agent in Charge, Nate McLaren, says the lab is getting a lot of use.
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He says the mobile lab gives them a better working situation to analyze devices.
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McLaren says the van has everything they need to analyze all types of devices.
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He says if the evidence is determined to be that they need to seize it, they give the individuals a receipt for what’s taken.
If they don’t need it, they return it back to the home where they found the device.
The D-C-I also recently acquired a dog that can detect hidden electronic storage devices that can then be analyzed in the mobile lab.