Part of the ECTCoE mission is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate resources for state and local law enforcement personnel that perform investigations involving digital evidence. The ECTCoE works with the NIJ to develop new tools, training, and standard procedures. It performs independent evaluations of tools, trainings, and publications. It identifies and collects tools, publications, and contact information that it disseminates to law enforcement.
These resources include:
- Online Interactive Tools - Online interactive tools allow law enforcement personnel to interactively search for information on topics such as available trainings, effective search words, and regional computer forensics labs to assist in investigations.
- NIJ Funded Tools - NIJ funded tools includes a listing of software that is available free, or at a limited cost, to state and local law enforcement personnel.
- Publications - Publications includes best practice manuals, quick reference guides, and other reports on digital forensics practices for law enforcement.