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Field Search is a suite of free software products developed by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC). The software rapidly locates and reports on Internet histories, images, multimedia files and results from text searches.

In a matter of a few minutes, Field Search provides a detailed record of Internet websites visited, images and videos, most recently used files (MRUs), and the contents of the recycle bin. The tool can also conduct robust keyword searches for victim names, telephone #s, email addresses, and other case critical information.

Gang officers can gain valuable intelligence by viewing internet artifacts, photos and even movies of gang activity. Sex crime detectives use Field Search to conduct “presumptive” examinations during the initial phases of their investigations. “Field Search” is a valuable law enforcement “search” program that will allow officers and investigators to view images, videos and documents stored on computer hard-drives while on scene at search warrants, knock and talks, etc.

The Field Search software is deployed from a USB or “thumb” drive by officers in the field and the report is saved back onto the FIELD SEARCH USB drive each student receives. The software provides a quick and efficient examination of a suspect’s computer. Officers with little, or no computer experience will be able to safely and easily use the software.

Officers can then examine the results live in the offender/suspect's home or work and select files they want in their report. Students of all computer skill levels walk out of this one day class able to confidently search digital devices, create court worthy reports, and hold offenders accountable for their electronic actions.

On-site training is available for law enforcement and probation.   Please contact an E-Kit Representative for more information.   815-245-8476


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  • Field Search for Windows® (FS-Win) runs live in a native Windows environment.
  • Similarly, Field Search for Macintosh (FS-Mac) runs live in the native Mac OS X® environment.
  • Recover URL records (i.e. www.field.com), even some records the suspect believes he deleted!
  • Images (Pictures) several different formats....JPEG, GIF, BMT, PNG, and many more.
  • Videos (Movies) several different formats....WMV, MPEG, FLV etc.
  • Files in the recycle bin (user believes they deleted these files, date and time they were deleted).
  • “Keyword Search” allow the investigation to look for specific words, email addresses, victim names, telephone numbers, stolen credit card numbers, etc.
  • Search files on the computer hard drive, removable flash drives, CD’s, Muti-media cards, digital cameras, etc.
  • Produce .PDF reports which are password protected for case confidentiality and sensitive investigations. Easily generate a finished report for court in any format (.pdf, .xls, .doc, etc).
  • Freeware diagnostic tools include; Metadata Analysis-Geo Tag Tracing, Hash Value Analysis, Wi-Fi sourcing, etc.


New 2017 Field Search Version 5.3 

just added and updated the following capabilities:

  • Running processes tab
  • New GUI interface
  • Compatibility with Windows 8 and 10
  • (IE 10+ and Edge browsers)
  • Full UTF-8 keyword search
  • Sort image gallery
  • Sort Recycler
  • Off line registry hive analysis
  • Chat History for
  • Skype
  • Windows Live
  • ICQ
  • Yahoo Messenger
  • HASH comparison to known database
  • Improved report functions
  • Improved media file handling

Field Search Software