Specialists in digital intelligence & investigation serving our global client base through a network of expert partners and world class capabilities.
World-standard, experienced educators ensuring your development in trade craft, field ops, intelligence and investigation.
Technology is the enabler, embrace the change...
• Access the unobtainable
• Target evidential data, focus enquiries
• Be proportionate, selective and data compassionate with victims and witnesses.
BLD is a leading investigation and intelligence capacity building company. We provide capacity building and support for complex international investigations, assisting law enforcement, intelligence agencies and militaries to grow their digital investigation and intelligence capability with bespoke platforms, products and services. Providing world-class capability-building expertise, we enable our clients to develop and strengthen skills, abilities, processes and resources that are required for them to survive, adapt and thrive. We operate within the digital investigation, intelligence and communications data arenas and routinely work with UK Law Enforcement and military partners.
BLD can provide an end-to-end service to:
• assist clients to understand their capacity building needs using our Discovery consultancy services to provide tailored assessments
• help design technological improvements and training requirements to ensure successful implementation
• provide continuous reporting to demonstrate progress, working with clients to refine implementation to maximise the benefits.
In 2020, BLD worked closely with the Home Office Communications Capabilities Unit (CCU) to identify ways to deliver training during the COVID-19 pandemic. BLD has designed, hosted, delivered and facilitated virtual training sessions and briefings for CCU via a secure platform to law enforcement and investigative specialists. We adapted the delivery of essential training for the law enforcement community to ensure it was suitable for virtual delivery and to date have trained over 2500 delegates through this medium during the lockdown.
BLD recognises that to meet the everchanging face of digital and cybercrime, specialists and support resources need to be accessible immediately and these specialists need to continually craft their skills in line with new policies, operating procedures and systems ensuring they meet their organisations needs as well as international standards. BLD provides relevant and current digital investigation and intelligence training across law enforcement, including the Metropolitan Police and National Crime Agency. Our courses enable participants to gain and maintain knowledge and skills around legislation, emerging techniques, technology, products and tactics ensuring they are equipped to fully and lawfully exploit digital opportunities in support of investigations and intelligence gathering operations. Due to our expertise within the digital investigation and intelligence arenas, we were selected to be the learning partner for the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme and the International Communication Data and Digital Forensics Programme.
We also provide investigative support and training. We have provided UK police forces, including Counter-Terrorism, Homicide and Professional Standards with technical investigative services during periods of high demand, assisting with sensitive case files discreetly. We reviewed the requested work with our clients to identify the priorities, timescales and practicalities, providing expert advice and additional options to meet time and budget constraints.
BLD is passionate about the work they do and the clients they work with. We strive to make a difference to the law enforcement, military and investigative communities we serve, working closely with a range of international partners to bring the best in digital forensic technology to the communities. In line with ICO guidance regarding digital evidence collection, we provide tools that enable investigators to “travel within space and time” to the specific data required, providing the ability to examine data from a single scene, enabling investigators to pin-point data extracts, reduce extraction time and critically prevents victims experiencing that “digital strip search”.
If you are looking for an innovative, bespoke solution to your issue, BLD is the team for you!
ODYSSEY is a focused digital acquisition capability for on scene deployment and real time mobile device examination. Investigators and digital forensic specialists managing RASSO investigations and other cases where data is required on scene from a compliant victim/witness device, ODYSSEY allows for date and application specific data to be obtained, while ensuring victims and witnesses private lives remain private.
Benefits of ODYSSEY include:
Victims and witnesses not being without their device, they maintain control
Only relevant data is downloaded, reducing data volumes for disclosure and storage
Fewer devices are submitted into a digital forensic unit
BLD is an Authorised Partner of ADF Solutions. All ADF products are built on the same intelligent forensic search engine and are designed with rapid scan capabilities. ADF tools focus on automation and ease of use for deployment to both field investigators and lab examiners. The focus is collecting forensic artefacts fast, which is why ADF has been both a pioneer and leader in forensic triage and automated investigations for 15+ years.
Technology is an integral part of our daily lives. But criminals also exploit it to communicate, organize and commit crimes. Reliance on technology leaves behind “digital footprints” and a mountain of data that can contain incriminating evidence.
As a partner of Cellebrite, BLD provides the tools, training, and support to implement an end-to-end Digital Intelligence strategy. Investigators can now access, manage and analyse forensically sound digital evidence, and effectively break down the silos across departments to close more cases.
Cryptocurrency gives criminals new ways to evade detection. Our partner, Chainalysis, the blockchain analysis company, provides compliance and investigation software to the world’s leading banks, businesses, and governments. Their software helps investigators identify and stop bad actors who use cryptocurrencies for illicit activity such as money laundering, terrorist financing, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and more. As experts in financial crime and economic analysis, they empower customers to derive insights they can act on. Subscribe to the Chainalysis newsletter to find data-driven content on cryptocurrency markets, regulation, and developments.
BLD is the Global Distribution, Advanced Services and Training partner of GMDSOFT, a research group that leads the world in the field of mobile and digital forensics. The mobile and digital forensics solution, MD-SERIES, is a complete mobile and digital forensic product line for data extraction and analysis with integrated cutting-edge mobile forensic technology, supporting any type of mobile device, and has been provided to hundreds of global investigative agencies since 2005.
The best part of the programme was the style and delivery from the staff at BLD. They have transferred their passion for the subject to their products.
UK Police Force
Great knowledge and a great sense of humour. Kept the group engaged through their operational credibility and clear understanding of what is a complex subject matter.
UK Law firm
You shine a refreshing light on great mysteries!
Senior Investigating Officer
BLD's knowledge, professionalism and work ethic is second to none. Combined with the speed of progress and quality of the report, I would unreservedly recommend them to other organisations.
Head of Fraud
FTSE 100 Company
BLD provided us with invaluable knowledge and expertise. The response to our request for independent forensic advice was professional, discrete and efficient.
Head of Investigations
FTSE 100 Company
BLD tailored the service to meet our needs and the objective of the investigation and provided critical updates throughout the process. Their expertise is first rate and we would have no hesitation in recommending their services.
Senior Policing Leader
One of the best training sessions I have attended! Extremely personable and knowledgeable trainers explaining a difficult subject matter and made sense of it. Very applicable to just about every area of modern day policing. I just wish the course lasted longer.
UK Police Officer
Wow, simply wow. Our organisation pays a fortune for training and BLD's online courses now surpass that delivery method by being available 24 hours a day to refresh my memory... It’s like a course trainer in your pocket!
In 22 years of policing I have not attended training provided by an independent training provider and had as much confidence in the trainers, their wealth of knowledge in the subject matter and the quality of delivery of the subject.
After instructing BLD, my previously protracted and expensive legal dispute was resolved swiftly and effectively as a result of their direct, uncompromising approach in the pursuit of presenting independent facts.
Online Investigation Course Attendee
I have taken away and gained a lot of knowledge of the online world, which is due to the input of technical and practical online skills by BLD which is second to none.
Metropolitan Police, 2020
For once it feels that we're not behind the suspects years down the line; with this training, we're actually ahead of them.
We are seeking a skilled and dynamic trainer to join our team to deliver exceptional training programs to law enforcement agencies and governments worldwide.
As a core requirement, ideally the successful candidates will possess extensive digital investigation skills and experience. You will be responsible for providing training on a wide range of digital investigation techniques and tools, including but not limited to computer & mobile device forensics, network forensics, vehicle telematics, communications data analysis, open-source intelligence, cryptocurrency investigation and cyber incident response. Training from subject matter experts will be available if you have any gaps in these core knowledge areas.
You will be passionate about sharing your knowledge and experience with others and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Working alongside our quality management team you will have a proven track record of designing and delivering engaging and effective training programs of education and be committed to continually improving the quality of our training.
In addition, the role requires a willingness to travel internationally as the need arises.
You will have the opportunity to work with law enforcement agencies around the world, sharing your expertise and contributing to the fight against criminal activity as well as insurrection and terror.
We offer a competitive salary, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities. If you are looking for an exciting and challenging role that will allow you to make a real difference in the world, then we want to hear from you!
We are seeking a creative and dynamic Learning and Development Professional to join our team and play a key role in developing and delivering our training programs.
As a Learning and Development Professional, you will be responsible for the creation and delivery of training content for both face-to-face training and our learning management system (LMS). You will have the opportunity to work on the design and development of training materials, ensuring that they are engaging, effective and relevant to the needs of our learners.
Key responsibilities of the role include:
Designing and developing training materials for face-to-face training and a compelling and engaging online environment with the Learning Management System (LMS), including e-learning modules, videos, quizzes, and other multimedia content.
Delivering face-to-face training sessions, workshops and seminars, ensuring that each session is tailored to the needs of the learners and is delivered in a dynamic and engaging way.
Continuously evaluating the effectiveness of our training programs, and making changes and improvements as required.
Collaborating with subject matter experts and other stakeholders to ensure that our training programs are up-to-date and relevant to current industry trends and best practices.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
Demonstrated experience in creating and delivering training programs, with a particular focus on e-learning and the use of learning management systems.
Demonstrate knowledge of new to community investigative needs such as Metaverse, Web 3.0 and Crypto investigation requirements.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and motivate learners from a range of backgrounds and skill levels.
Strong project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver them to a high standard.
A keen eye for detail and an ability to produce high-quality, visually appealing training materials.
We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as ongoing training and development opportunities. If you are passionate about learning and development and want to make a difference by creating and delivering effective training programs, then we want to hear from you!
If you are passionate about the work our organisation does and believe you have a set of skills and a work ethic that would be of benefit to our team then we want to hear from you!
Examples of skills that we are always on the lookout for are:
designers and developers with a focus on learning technologies and data visualisation,
immersive content designers and digital learning specialists,
project personnel including project managers and business analysts,
classroom-based trainers with a digital or cybercrime specialism
If you want to be part of our team then we encourage you to send your CV to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our management team will be in touch to explore how you could become the next part of our journey.
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