We have a specialist team of investigators, collectively pulling together their extensive backgrounds within National Crime Agency, military, analytics, policing and commercial enterprise.


Our strong, established investigation capability is strategy-driven to deliver robust results.


We are able to assist in all areas of the UK and also have considerable experience investigating internationally.


Our specialists have proven investigative backgrounds in:

  • Crime
  • Civil
  • Defence
  • Director Disputes
  • Employment
  • Human Resource Investigation (HR)
  • Insurance
  • Professional Standards
  • Private Investigation
  • Fraud
  • Economic Crime
  • Crypto
  • Crypto Analytics
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Media Investigation
  • Call Data Analytics
  • Digital Forensics
  • Forensic Data Recovery
  • Mobile Phone Forensics
  • Computer Forensics
  • Tablet Forensics
  • Drone Flight Forensics
  • Cyber Crime
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)
  • Analytics
  • Surveillance

Our investigators are all Security Cleared (SC) and your information will be held in the strictest of confidence.




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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 a 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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BLUE LIGHTS EVOLVE is a trusted source of initial training, continual professional development and resources for an effective digital investigator.

EVOLVE is revolutionising the way organisations are able to deliver clear, concise and current digital support to their first responders and investigators through:

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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.

Chainalysis product logo

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.



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.

Great speakers

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.






Here at BLD we have developed a range of successful solutions, services and platforms to support investigations, as well as providing continued support and education for thousands of investigations professionals, helping to grow their own digital investigation and Intelligence capabilities.


We deliver on-demand products and services that allow skills and knowledge to be quickly acquired and developed into advanced capabilities. These are further developed by ongoing support through reference materials and continued professional development.


We work in partnership with your organisation to combine digital capabilities with an objective-driven strategy ensuring that our services are designed and delivered bespoke for your needs.


As an organisation, we are customer obsessed, always making sure your expectations are exceeded and your outcomes are met.


We ensure our clients are at the forefront of digital knowledge and capability. We support our clients to remain up-to-date with the latest technology advancements and work in collaboration to define the threats and opportunities they could present.


We see big potential in every moment, and care deeply about what we do every day. Our unique development ensures that we have the very best staff at every level of operation.


Our leadership team reflects a group of diverse individuals with breadth of knowledge and has extensive Digital Investigation experience on many high profile and complex cases.

Build - Learn - Develop


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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