As thought leaders in the world of cellular technology, Hawk Analytics is proud to offer HawkTalk to the investigative community. Our series of free webinars are designed to expand community knowledge regarding call detail records, their analysis, and cellular theory.

Upcoming CellHawk Training & HawkTalks

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CellHawk New User & Refresher Training Are you new to CellHawk or in need of a CellHawk refresher? Do you want to hear about the latest CellHawk features and news? We will cover all the features of CellHawk and show it in action with a real-life case study. Various file formats and new features will be covered.8/18/20222:00pm CDT1 hour
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CellHawk New User & Refresher Training Are you new to CellHawk or in need of a CellHawk refresher? Do you want to hear about the latest CellHawk features and news? We will cover all the features of CellHawk and show it in action with a real-life case study. Various file formats and new features will be covered.8/22/20222:00pm CDT1 hour
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HawkTalk Library

Originally aired: Apr. 21, 2022

Modern vehicles are connected to us in more ways than before.   Embedded SIM’s come standard in most vehicles today and can be used in investigations similar to a cell phone.  This webinar will introduce you to what a connected car is and the techniques needed to add this element into your investigation.  Join our special guests, your one and only Kipp Loving and a representative from Juliet Bravo for this special presentation!

Originally aired: Apr. 21, 2022

Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts as they walk you through how to present the evidentiary findings of your cellular analysis.  The SMEs will share best practice and how to leverage PowerPoint for your presentations, along with a helpful PowerPoint add-in to streamline your process.  Several slide examples will be shared along with what specific language one should consider including in your presentations.  In the end, the SMEs answer your questions, and a case example slide deck is provided to attendees.

Originally aired: Apr. 7, 2022

On June 24th, 2010, a day-hiker by the name of Bill Ewasko went missing in Joshua Tree National Park. After a few weeks the search was called off with no sign of him.  A year later (and several years before founding Hawk Analytics), Mike Melson began researching the case to determine whether his cellular engineering background could help.  Although that early research did not lead to finding Mr. Ewasko, it did convince Melson cell phone data COULD be of help to law enforcement.  The processes pioneered in the case were among the first of its kind and were foundational to the methods we use and teach for cell site data analysis here at Hawk Analytics.

In February 2022, almost 12 years after he went missing, Mr. Ewasko was finally located.  Join us as we review that early research, the search plans it developed, the clues it yielded, the lessons that can be learned; and, the ultimate results of the case.

Originally aired: Jan. 27, 2022

Digital License Plates are here (and on the road) with an array of features, including GPS, Bluetooth, RFID and a Cellular Modem. The training will cover, in detail, the built-in technologies and how it will affect every law enforcement officer in the country. Deep dive into Digital License Plates, LPR’s, security features, Amber alerts, stolen vehicle features and Reviver Legal Compliance.

Join Kipp Loving and Neville Boston, the founder of Reviver and the digital license plate!

Originally aired: Dec. 16, 2021

Join us for an in depth discussion about common social media records, VoIP and IP addresses. Our Subject Matter Experts will teach you what you need to know and the value these records have to move your investigations forward.

Originally aired: Oct. 21, 2021

Much has changed with the common files AT&T provides in response to legal demand and what they mean to your analysis since we did our original Carrier Breakdown Series.  Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts for a complete review of common and NEW file returns you will see in your cases!

Originally aired: Sept. 23, 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Join us as we dive into the reasons as to who, why, where and how of the Exigent process for call detail records, in your Missing Persons investigations and the difference this can make in bringing a loved one home to their family, sooner rather than later.

Originally aired: June 10, 2021

ENCORE PRESENTATION:  It’s been two years since we aired our first HawkTalk!  In honor of this milestone, watch this updated, on-demand webinar that started it all.  Learn firsthand the technology behind your records and best practices for mapping & analyzing cell site location information. Hear from the creator of CellHawk, and President & CEO of Hawk Analytics, Inc. Mr. Mike Melson…

Originally aired: April 22, 2021

LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Our Hawk Toolbox website is our best-known example and is loaded with free tools, templates, and education & training to improve you as an investigator and help you serve legal process for cell phones, tower dumps, and Google Geofences. See an overview of the site and learn how our Hawk Toolbox will make you a more productive and knowledgeable investigator! 

Originally aired: April 22, 2021

OPEN TO ALL

Our Hawk Toolbox website is our best-known example and is loaded with free tools, templates, and education & training to improve you as an investigator and help you serve legal process for cell phones.  See an overview of the site and learn how our Hawk Toolbox will make you a more productive and knowledgeable investigator!

Originally aired: March 25, 2021

Locating, identifying and using the correct cell site list to map your call detail records is an often overlooked aspect of cellular analysis.  Join Hawk Subject Matter Expert Scott Eicher to learn how important it is to map your call detail records against the appropriate cell site list and how it can affect your analysis if you don’t.

Originally aired: January 19, 2021

Hawk Analytics is humbled and grateful to share this three-part, can’t miss HawkTalk series about the abduction and murder of Kelsey Smith.  Our guest presenter is Greg Smith, Kelsey’s father, a grieving parent and law enforcement professional turned legislator and advocate who’s on a life-long mission to ensure this NEVER happens to another parent or law enforcement agency.  Part 1 is a heart-wrenching overview of the abduction and subsequent investigation into her murder. 

Originally aired: January 20, 2021

Part 2 will go deep into the first 48 hours of the investigation, with a review of the crime scene processing and collection of physical evidence, surveillance video examination, and law enforcement’s effort to obtain cell phone exigent records.  Greg discusses the collaborative work of local, state and federal investigators, as well as the importance of leveraging and maximizing community volunteers, the mainstream media, and prime-time talk shows.  A detailed review of the suspect’s persona is also presented.

Originally aired: January 21, 2021

In Part 3, Greg reviews lessons learned and how law enforcement agencies can be better prepared for if and when this happens again.  The case made national news and led to Greg and Missey Smith starting the Kelsey Smith Foundation®, which in turn led to the passing of the Kelsey Smith Act – A law that allows law enforcement immediate access to the location of a wireless device when a person is believed to be in danger of serious bodily harm or death.  Greg also reviews case law and how you can help pass The Kelsey Smith Act in your state.

Originally aired: December 10, 2020

Join veteran recognized courtroom experts as they take you through their best practices to testifying to your call detail record (CDR) analysis. This is a cant-miss for anyone who could potentially bring their CDR analysis to the courtroom.

Originally aired: November 12, 2020

Our guest presenter, Chris Poulter, founder and CEO of OSINT Combine, details techniques on how to leverage Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) data to geo-fence areas on various social media platforms. He reviews how to extract potential leads as part of area canvassing using social media.

Originally aired: October 14, 2020

Join Hawk Senior Subject Matter Expert Tom Bruce and our special guest, Robert Dugan, VP of Data Solutions from Whooster, as they discuss the art of chasing phones!

Originally aired: September 24, 2020

Learn how to use call detail records for MORE than simply mapping! Our Subject Matter Experts will teach you how to apply other analysis types to your case, to help generate new leads and answer other questions in your investigations besides “where were they.” We will cover frequency, timeline, heat map analysis and MORE!

Originally aired: September 23, 2020

NDAA Presentation: Take the intimidation out of presenting cell phone records in court! Learn 6 tips for successfully explaining and using Cell Site Location Information (CSLI) exhibits, as well as important court cases that helped shape how we currently display CSLI. Taught by Hawk Analytics, Inc. President and Founder, Mr. Mike Melson, along with Sr. SME Scott Eicher, this hour-long webinar is a must watch for any prosecutor or cell phone analysis witness!

Originally aired: August 20, 2020

Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts as they review the common files AT&T provides in response to legal demand and what they mean to your analysis…

Originally aired: July 23, 2020

Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts as they review the common files T-Mobile provides in response to legal demand and what they mean to your analysis…

Originally aired: June 25, 2020

Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts as they review the common files Verizon provides in response to legal demand and what they mean to your analysis…

Originally aired: May 14, 2020

Join Hawk Subject Matter Experts as they review the common files Sprint provides in response to legal demand and what they mean to your analysis…

 

Originally aired: April 16, 2020

Tower dump data can be overwhelming and our Hawk Subject Matter Experts are here to help.  Learn how to maximize the potential of tower dump data to aid in your investigations…

Originally aired: March 19, 2020

Carriers are constantly changing what data is available to your investigations. We understand nothing is more frustrating than getting legal process back and realizing you could have asked for more…

Originally aired: December 4, 2019

Specialized location data provides additional accuracy to your Call Detail Record (CDR) mapping. This webinar will explain how to receive, interpret and present this data using real life case examples. Join the Hawk Analytics experts as they take you through PCMD, NELOS, RTT, and TDOA data…

 

Originally aired: November 14, 2019

LAW ENFORCEMENT ONLY

Join the Hawk Analytics experts as they take you through everything Google – what’s available, how to get it, and what to do with it, with an emphasis on the Google Geofence Reverse Location returns. This is a can’t miss webinar for today’s investigator…

Originally aired: October 23, 2019

Join Hawk Analytics Support Team members Nicole and Samantha as they walk you step by step through your carrier (AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon) returns. Learn what you should be looking for in your returns, and what the files you receive mean…

Originally aired: September 25, 2019

Take the intimidation out of presenting cell phone records in court! Learn 6 tips for successfully explaining and using cell site location exhibits, as well as important court cases that helped shape how we currently display cell phone locations. Taught by Hawk Analytics, Inc. President and Founder, Mr. Mike Melson, this half hour webinar is a must for any prosecutor or cell phone analysis witness…

Originally aired: July 25, 2019

Learn firsthand the technology behind your records and best practices for mapping & analyzing cell site location information. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear from the creator of CellHawk, and President & CEO of Hawk Analytics, Inc. Mr. Mike Melson…