computer forensics (law enforcement) career questions
I am currently studying computer science and I am planning on going on to study computer forensics with the goal of one day working as a computer forensic analyst in law enforcement (NCA etc) in the uk. Is it necessary for me first to become a police officer for a few years or will a lot of experience in a computer forensic related area be enough to get this job? Which would be the University offers the best computer forensics course? Thanks
I am currently studying computer science
Something like this?
I am planning on going on to study computer forensics
So you have the next goal of going to the same or another Uni for the study of computer forensics?
one day working as a computer forensic analyst in law enforcement (NCA etc) in the uk.
Is it necessary for me first to become a police officer
1) If you look through any career's advertisement for a job it should state clearly whether the applicant is required to have previous law enforcement experience as a serving (or past) law enforcement officer etc.
2) Have a look at this NCA career's advertisement and determine for yourself whether the post only requires a serving or past law enforcement officer?
3) Have you written to any agencies to ask for their public statement on recruiting civilian employees in computer forensics? This question particularly does not require you to ask a forum member but ask the agency who you think you would like to seek employment.
or will a lot of experience in a computer forensic related area be enough to get this job?
No employer is obliged or can guarantee to employ because a person is/was in law enforcement or has loads of computer forensics experience.
In this fast moving modern digital miracle world we live experience is a far better bet, because it is the obligation of an employer to teach you the rules, regulations and procedures in a civilian employee post in a public agency.
As an observation combine a search of all employment advertisements here at Forensic Focus and at the agencies you would like to work and identify the common experiences they are seeking in a candidate.
Also, be aware that some vacancy advertisements tend to go over the top and over state qualifications or experiences that are unrealistic - see
Updated Employment or Computer Forensics Course 2016 - http//trewmte.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/updated-employment-or-computer.html