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TV news reporter Caroline Torie on becoming a digital forensic investigator

Recipient of a Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award, the former journalist will be training under digital forensics experts

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Digital forensics has been a specialty science in law enforcement for several years now, with emerging technology and investigative revelations happening every year. The science behind digital evidence recovery, be it from a cell phone, computer or even the cloud, takes a skilled investigator who knows what they are doing.

In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley speaks with Deputy Director Caroline Torie of the St. Joseph County Cyber Crimes Unit in Indiana. Caroline started her career as a law enforcement officer in September 2021 after five years as a television reporter for WSBT-TV, a CBS affiliate in Indiana. She covered police investigations as a journalist but wanted to do more to impact the pursuit of truth and justice in her community and so she started working in law enforcement herself. Now, she’s the recipient of a Magnet Forensics Scholarship Award that will allow her to train for a year under digital forensic experts.

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