As an investigator in the technological crimes unit of the Peel Regional Police Service in Ontario, Canada, Constable Ryan D. spends most of his time conducting digital investigations of computers and other electronic devices, and preparing and presenting courtroom evidence. Although his experience is extensive, he’s determined to stay on top of the rapid changes in his field.
So he reached for an educational boost he knows will provide the relevant technical and management training he needs, as well as a competitive edge—the Champlain College Master of Science in Digital Forensic Management program.
“Champlain was my first and only choice for a graduate degree. I was specifically looking for a degree that combined aspects of digital forensics and management. The program offered at Champlain was the perfect fit for my requirements and my obvious choice. I have used many of the memos and reports created within my various classes and re-worked them to send to my own manager. After my class on Computer Forensics Lab Operations and Management, I utilized my newly learned skills and drafted a 20-page memo to my supervisor regarding updating various policies and procedures within our laboratory.
“Having leaders skilled in not only managing a digital forensic laboratory but also skilled in the management of digital forensic investigations in general is something that my organization desires. Digital forensics is a fairly new field, and many current managers within my organization do not possess the necessary digital forensic skills. Hopefully, achieving my master’s will help me in my goal for further promotion within my police organization.”
“The faculty members have all been amazing. They all have real-world experience and are very approachable and willing to help. I like the fact that I can log in at any time of the day when a thought crosses my mind. The combination of readings, discussions, instructor presentations and group work make the online environment a rewarding experience. The online discussions are very thought-provoking and interactive.”
“The residency was a great way to meet other students face to face and work within teams. It was a great networking opportunity, particularly with people who are like-minded in their learning and education but are in completely different jobs.”