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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office to Begin Using GrayKey Digital Forensics Tools

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The Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office recently purchased GrayKey digital forensics tools for use in criminal cases involving cellular and electronic devices. 

 “With the ever growing use of digital technology in the commission of crimes, it is our duty to explore all technological avenues to protect the citizens of Cleveland County”, Sheriff Amason said.  “GrayKey will allow a thorough investigation to occur involving digital media. This tool will be used to aid investigations involving child pornography, homicide, rape and other heinous criminal acts. Having a tool of this caliber will allow our office to provide the most complete investigation possible without having to rely on outside local, state, and federal agencies to download data on our behalf.” 

Cleveland County will now be one of six law enforcement offices in the state of Oklahoma to have this technology available. Investigators can now maintain, review, and store digital evidence obtained through GrayKey within our office instead of transporting the evidence to another agency and waiting days, if not weeks, for the data to be available. In most instances, the downloaded data will be available within a few hours depending on the size and complexity of the device. 

Innovation, one of the sheriff’s office core values, is very important to Sheriff Amason. “I believe our office is setting a standard for other law enforcement offices to follow. We are consistently looking for ways to improve the services we provide for our citizens, and law enforcement partners. GrayKey Digital Forensics software will bring high tech investigative tools to Cleveland County. I strive for our investigative processes to be as efficient as possible while providing beneficial components to uncover key evidence, especially in cases where other evidence is lacking.”