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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Secret Service Award Presented to Bentonville Police Officer

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Bentonville, AR...The Bentonville Police Department’s Detective Sergeant Josh Woodhams was recognized as one of the Top Digital Forensic Examiners in the country. This award was presented by our partners with the United States Secret Service. Sgt. Woodhams attended the National Computer Forensic Institute (NCFI) where he joined a small group of law enforcement officials who specialize in processing digital evidence.

The award Sgt. Woodhams received is only given to the top 50 Digital Forensic Examiners in the country. Out of nearly 2,800 law enforcement officials who specialize in digital forensic investigations, Sgt. Woodhams was ranked in the top 25 for the number of forensic examinations completed nationally and ranked number 1 in the State of Arkansas.

In 2021, Sgt. Woodhams processed over 600 digital devices that held nearly 100,000GB of data. The crimes investigated through this data range from homicide investigations to child exploitation investigations. While Sgt. Woodhams is a member of the Bentonville Police Department, his investigations help other neighboring agencies as well as our many Federal Law Enforcement partners. The effort he gives each day is a testament to his commitment to the hard work that helps make our community safe. The Bentonville Police Department would like to thank Detective Sergeant Josh Woodhams for a job well done.P1277325

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