Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite announces that First Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Donovan D. Dobbs has just completed training at the National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) in Hoover, Alabama. The NCFI is a partnership between the United States Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and the Alabama District Attorney’s Association to train state and local law enforcement, judges and prosecutors in computer forensics and digital evidence. Attendees must be nominated by the United States Secret Service to be eligible to attend the training. Mr. Dobbs was nominated by the Secret Service office in Springfield. He was one of 24 other prosecutors that were chosen out of 188 nominations. Nominations came from all over the United States.
In the week long training, prosecutors are taught not only how computers function but also how data can be retrieved from them. Once this data is retrieved, prosecutors are taught how to interpret the data for presentation in court.