The Fort Collins Police Forensic Services Unit has been using the Mission Darkness faraday solutions since 2021. We’ve had great success using the practice of getting a phone into faraday protected storage as quickly as possible and all the way through the end of the extraction of the data using various Mission Darkness products. We use faraday bags in the field to transport the devices to the police department. Once at the police department we transfer the device to a Blocker Locker where it secured in an individual locker, stays on, stays powered and remains in a protected state until the proper search authority is obtained.
Once the analysis process begins, we use a BlockBox Lab XL to remove the phone from the faraday bag and connect it to our forensic processing tool where it is processed while it remains in a faraday protected environment. If the device needs additional processing via brute force, we put the device in the Forensic Crack Cabinet to keep the phone powered, cooled, and secured. We have found the Blocker Locker to be a huge key to the success of getting into devices successfully. By keeping the devices on, powered and in a protected environment we’ve had better success getting into the majority of the devices we process very quickly. We are in the process of purchasing our second Blocker Locker to allow us to securely store more devices.
- Jason Shutters
Corporal / Computer Forensic Analyst
Forensic Services Unit
Fort Collins (Colorado) Police Services