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BLD is a distributor of DataPilot 10, a rugged and portable device that enables immediate mobile device capture in the field. Collect mobile device data from suspects, victims, witnesses or for litigation hold requests without sending their device to the lab. Review only the data you need, right on-scene, so you can make informed decisions quickly, without delay.

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BLD is the Global Distribution, Advanced Services and Training partner of HancomWITH, 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.

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With ForensIQ One’s “Case Investigator”, users can gather data and information from multiple sources into one tool that aggregates all the data, compare and search for differences and similarities, link entities and present results in one report.

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.

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BLD is committed to providing law enforcement agencies with solutions. Our EVOLVE platform delivers essential information and guidance in an accessible, engaging, on-demand format that grabs users. It enables law enforcement to get out of the classroom and back on the front line, engaging with the public they serve.

EVOLVE is the Zero First Responder.

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BLUE LIGHTS DECYPHER is a major advance in communications data analysis.

This platform combines an innovative and simple user interface developed by Blue Lights Digital and the power of our CDAN software (class leading automatic evidential comms data processing and reporting) to enable immediate CDR processing and reporting as a ‘pay as you go’ cloud service.


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.


Wed 23 December 2020:


IDIA 2020 will be held on 10th March 2021 at 5pm

The International Digital Investigation Awards 2020 returns!

At 5pm on the 10th March 2021, we will finally be able to deliver the IDIA 2020!

The event will be delivered virtually within the ICDDF event next year.

We would also like to thank our fantastic nominees and wonderful sponsors who have all been so patient and understanding as we have worked to identify a way to deliver this event.

The ICDDF team will be in touch with all nominees and sponsors shortly. If you have any questions, please contact to discuss this further.

Mon 14 December 2020:



In the next couple of weeks we will be able to provide you with details of the forthcoming International Digital Investigation Awards event that will be held next year.


Please watch this space for updates over the next two weeks.


We would like to thank all of our nominees, sponsors and honoured guests for their patience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and look forward to celebrating the fantastic work completed by our nominees with you all very soon.

Wed 28 October 2020:

We are working with ICDDF to arrive at a solution to deliver the awards event virtually.


Please refer back to this page for another update very soon.

Tue 23 June 2020:

We are in discussions with the event organisers for either a hybrid event in November or to transfer the event from this year to the March 2021 conference. The decision has not yet been finalised but we hope to update the community shortly.


As soon as we have further details we will be in touch to let you know.


Thank you for your continued support.

Thu 12 March 2020:

Despite a number of mitigation actions put in place to reduce the risks associated with the global spread of COVID-19 the ICDDF 2020 events team have received a significant withdrawal of participants and delegates from across industry and law enforcement in the last 24 hours as a result of COVID-19. The event is no longer viable and will be deferred to a later date.


The Awards will consequently be moved to the postponed ICDDF event.

2020 Awards

The 2020 International Digital Investigation Awards have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 (``Coronavirus``) epidemic.


Recognising worldwide excellence and collaboration in digital and cybercrime investigation and intelligence in law enforcement. Nominations for the 2020 awards have now closed.


Celebrating excellence, innovation and progress in digital investigation, as always, the Awards bring together organisations and individuals from around the world who are passionate and inspiring in their fields, giving an opportunity to collaborate and learn together in an evening of drinks, dinner and ceremony.

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Every year the Awards are honoured to be supported and attended by some of the leading international and UK law enforcement organisations. The senior stakeholders involved dedicate their time to the success of the event, coming together to recognise the incredible and ground-breaking work of their colleagues.


The awards focus on exceptional work across the previous twelve months and the finalists have been selected by a panel from the nominees chosen by you!

Deeper Insight

This year we plan to showcase the winners’ achievement not only at the awards, but each winner will be given the opportunity to provide their peers with an insight into their work, feeding that excellence back into the community and driving knowledge forward.




Blue Lights Digital 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.


Blue Lights Digital 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.

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BLD Training

In 2020, Blue Lights Digital worked closely with the Home Office Communications Capabilities Unit (CCU) to identify ways to deliver training during the COVID-19 pandemic. Blue Lights Digital 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.


Blue Lights Digital 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. Blue Lights Digital 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 are the learning provider for the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Service Programme and the International Communications 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.


Blue Lights Digital 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, Blue Lights Digital is the team for you!

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Join the Blue Lights Digital Team!

Join Our Team in 2020

We are hiring now!

As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a number of highly motivated individuals to join Blue Lights Digital at an exciting and pivotal point in our company development.

We want you if…

  • you are keen to apply your skills to protecting the vulnerable, reducing crime and prosecuting criminals.
  • you are an innovative thinker, proactive in providing answers when others would be asking questions.
  • you have a deep sense of responsibility for your role, your team and your customers.
  • you are highly motivated by our company mission and committed to delivering the vision.

Current vacancies

  • Digital Trainer – UK and International

Digital TrainerExpressions of interest are sought from dynamic individuals with an infectious enthusiasm around all things digital. The role will require you to deliver existing training content and build and create new content. Knowledge around core Policing (Civil or Military) is essential, with a strong foundation across all the digital investigative disciplines. We are seeking the practitioner/trainer who can support our investigative services when not delivering training. A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally is also essential. Previous training experience is preferred but not essential. The successful candidate will be a home worker with all required technologies provided. If you want to be part of an expanding team and If you think we are the right fit for you, reach out for more details and register your interest.


  • Digital Forensics Trainer – UK and International

laptop digital softwareExpressions of interest are sought from an enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about digital Investigation. We are looking for that digital forensics practitioner who wants to offer more. The successful candidate will take a lead on delivering all existing aspects of our digital forensics training portfolio along with the requirement to expand our offerings in line with national and international programmes off work. We are seeking the practitioner/trainer who can support our investigative services when not delivering training. Are you that individual who wants to position themselves at the bleeding edge of technology and digital forensic delivery?

We pride ourselves in building innovative tools to the market place driving innovation. A willingness to travel both nationally and internationally is also essential as our clients are global. The successful candidate will be a home worker with all required technologies provided. If you want to be part of an expanding team and if you think we are the right fit for you, reach out for more details and register your interest.


  • Digital Capacity Consultant – UK and International

Digital Capacity GrowthExpressions of interest are sought from enthusiastic individuals who are passionate about digital maturity and digital capacity building. We are looking for that Digital Capacity Consultant that knows all aspects of Digital technology, skills and competences. As a professional services consultant, you will be able to consult on digital adoption, transformation, and implementation mapping services and products to meet the needs of the organisation. With that big-picture perspective you will be able to identify gaps, build a gap closure strategy and remove risk. As capable project & programme manager with oversight of critical components of any new digital adoption processes, you will need to work with in-house staff, partners and other companies to help design project roadmaps, establish KPIs, set goals, create strategies, and more.

This is a key role in our company, scaling LEA digital technical capabilities including the adoption of our software platforms, improving target cloud infrastructure, and choosing the right technology solutions for the client. Training is a core component of digital adoption and transformation processes. You will be expected to assist with training solutions, helping organisations design their own learning programs. Change management has also become critical in today’s digital enterprise. Ideally, you will be able to assess risk, predict project & programme outcomes, and design effective digital change strategies. If you want to be part of an expanding team and if you think we are the right fit for you, reach out for more details and register your interest.

Nothing for 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 and one of our management team will be in touch to explore how you could become the next part of our journey.


Drop us a line or give us a call. We love to hear from you and are happy to answer any questions.


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