Detective Keith Swanson of the Scottsdale, Arizona Police Department recently completed research on the monetary costs of Digital Multimedia Evidence (DME) analysis. Based on a survey conducted in January of this year, Detective Swanson has written a white paper on his findings and the data he has collected. The paper examines all costs associated with DME, including but not limited to personnel salaries, costs for optical storage media (CD's / DVD's), hardware and software solutions, and other costs associated with handling DME from the source to the courtroom.
Detective Swanson has compiled his research in an effort to make leaders in the law enforcement community aware of the skyrocketing costs involved with DME. He hopes this research will provide agencies with data that will allow them to streamline costs and maximize return on investment in the future.
Click HERE to view/download a copy of the white paper.