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Digital Forensics (374A/23)


  1. How many digital forensic investigators do you employ in your force?
    2. What budget was provided to your force for digital forensics in the 2022 fiscal year and do you expect this to increase/decrease for 2023?
    3. How many cases on average do you have awaiting digital forensic analysis each month?
    4. On average, how much time is spent on digital forensics for each case?
    5. How many digital forensic investigators have been signed off for work related mental health in the past year (Jan-Dec 2022)?
    6. What proportion of cases are worked by individual DF investigators vs Collaborative teams of investigators working in your DFU or Collaborative teams working remotely?
    7. Do you have measures in place to protect the mental health of investigators exposed to potentially traumatic images or evidence? (Yes/No)


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