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Building a Mobile Device Activity Profile CPD Online Workshop – 30 March 2022

The Investigator is hosting a one day workshop that provides operational best practice about how to build a comprehensive picture of an offender or suspect’s actions, location, association and movements before, during and after a crime by analysing their mobile device user history.

This can provide the investigator with vital clues about a person’s role in an investigation, help corroborate or challenge their account of their role in the crime or the incident. Such activity could prove vital to the outcome of the investigation.

Our exclusive workshop, held on TEAMS is led by Richard Hale, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Digital Forensics at Birmingham City University Richard has also built up a wealth of experience working alongside investigators in UK forces working for leading digital forensics providers.

Richard pioneered this concept of ‘building a mobile device activity profile’ and the idea is exclusively his based on experience he has built up in industry and academia.

The day will encourage investigators to adopt a digital investigative mindset when assessing the evidential potential of digital data and encourage you to think smarter and strategically.

It will also include:
• How to analyse a person’s mobile phone use history
• Crucial information to look out for including use of Apps, websites, call, texting and messaging history.
• How this history could help build up a profile of a person’s actions, locations, association and movements and ultimately their role in the crime
• Problem and pitfalls to avoid when building the mobile device activity report
• How to use this information as part of the digital strategy in your investigation
• How to set the information in the context of the wider investigation.

Richard will use case studies of crimes based on his impressive experience to provide delegates with step by step advice about building your profile.

He will also provide an overview of the data opportunities that can be gleaned from mobile devices that could prove vital to your digital strategy and the wider investigation.

There will also be time for questions and observations and for you to share your own experiences and details of investigations to enable Richard to provide hands-on advice to you in ‘real time’ that could prove helpful to you work.

Who should attend?
The workshop is aimed at digital media investigators, analysts as well as operational investigators who want to develop and enhance their understanding of the vital role that digital evidence now plays in an investigation.


9.20am-9.30am: Welcome and Introduction Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.30am-10.20am: Session One: Introduction to Mobile Device Activity Profile (MDAP). What are the benefits of using it in an investigation?

10.20am-10.30am: Questions

10.30am-10.50am: Break

10.50am-11.40am: Session Two: How to analyse a person’s Mobile Device use history. Crucial information to look out for including use of Apps, websites, calls, texting, and messaging history. How this history could help build up a profile of a person’s actions, locations, associations, and movements and their potential role in the crime

11.40am-11.50am: Questions

11.50am-12.10pm: Field triage of mobile devices with Cyacomb technology, Bruce Wilson

12.10pm-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.10pm: Session Three: Problems and pitfalls to avoid when building an MDAP.

1.10pm-1.20pm: Questions

1.20pm-1.30pm: Break

1.30pm-2.20pm: Session Four: Key points around how to use MDAP as part of a digital strategy and wider investigation.

2.20pm-2.30pm: Questions and final remarks.

Whether you are an established digital specialist who wants to remain current and continue to develop your skills, to a new to role digital media investigator or analyst then this workshop would be highly beneficial to you and your role.


Cost: £175.00 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate).  £295 + VAT Industry rate

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 


Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc) but you can use one to login into Teams once your work email has been verified.

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

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