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Digital Evidence Unit (DEU)

The OSBI Digital Evidence Unit (DEU) is attached to the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) region within the OSBI Investigative Services Division.  The DEU is housed at the OSBI Headquarters building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The DEU specializes in the preservation, acquisition, processing, and analysis of evidence in a digital format. Digital evidence seized at crime scenes may contain vital evidence. Digital forensic analysis provides law enforcement agencies with the recovery and analysis of digital evidence, especially in crimes involving children.

The Digital Evidence Unit works closely with the ICAC Special Agents, ICAC Triage Analysts, ICAC Technical Investigators, and ICAC Criminalists.  Crimes against children such as sexual exploitation of a child, indecent liberties, statutory rape, and child pornography, account for the majority of digital evidence submissions. Other cases involve homicides, rape, conspiracy to commit murder, financial crimes, computer crimes, fraud, identity theft, property crimes, and drug offenses.

After processing the evidence, a detailed exhibit report of the analysis and any pertinent data recovered will be prepared and disseminated. Also, upon request, Digital Evidence Unit Criminalists will testify in criminal proceedings as an expert witness in the area of digital evidence.

Submittal Forms

Evidence Submittal and Release

Digital Evidence can be submitted and picked up at: 

6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116

Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  (Holidays excluded)

Upon completion of a Digital Examination Request, customers will be contacted to make arrangements to pick up the Digital Evidence, Examination Report, and any derivative evidence (exhibit reports) that was created during the examination.

Digital Evidence Service Provided

  • Desktop Computers
  • Laptop Computers
  • Hard Drives
  • USB Flash Drives
  • USB External Hard Drives
  • Memory Cards (as a standalone piece of loose media)
  • File type sorting and searching
    • Documents
    • Emails
    • Photographs
    • Videos
  • Internet History/Chats
  • Registry Entries
  • Data Recovery
  • Usage History
  • Keyword/number pattern searches
  • Cellular Telephones
  • Tablets
  • SIM Cards
  • Memory Cards (as a component of the cellular telephone or digital storage device)
  • Contacts
  • Emails
  • Call Logs
  • SMS/MMS Messages
  • Pictures
  • Videos
  • Calendar Entries
  • Ringtones
  • Audio Files
  • Locations

Digital Evidence Unit (DEU) Contact

ICAC/DEU Regional Office
6600 North Harvey Place
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

Lieutenant Rachel Ross

Digital Evidence Unit


Statewide Units

Investigative Services Statewide Units

  • Cold Case Unit
  • Crimes Information Unit
  • Crime Scene Investigation Unit
  • Digital Evidence Unit
  • Electronic Composites
  • Forensic Audio/Video
  • Internet Crimes Against Children
  • OSBI Sexual Assault Kit Initiative
  • Polygraph Unit
  • Special Investigations Unit
Last Modified on Jul 22, 2024
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