Mobile Digital Forensics Lab

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The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office has a new tool to quickly gather digital evidence at crime scenes.

The office converted an old ambulance — donated by Allina Emergency Medical Services — into the state’s first mobile digital forensics lab. The mobile lab allows detectives to glean electronic data from devices at a scene without taking them to a lab for testing.

The mobile lab allows investigators to download photos, videos, texts, emails, calendar entries and other data and to record interviews, all at the scene of the crime or when searching for a missing person.