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Nissan offers forensics help to Williamson sheriff
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2013 08:49:23 +0000 (UTC)


By Kevin Walters
The Tennessean
December 1, 2013

FRANKLIN -- Up to five Nissan North America information security employees could also do double duty as reserve sheriff’s deputies, assisting investigators on forensics cases as part of a first-ever arrangement between the automaker and the Williamson County Sheriff’s Department.

Nissan information security employees would collect, examine and preserve electronic evidence from computers, cellphones, tablets and other devices needed for department investigations. If need be, according to the agreement, they might also give expert testimony in court cases and accompany sheriff’s department officers to serve warrants involving electronic devices.

With Nissan offering to pay the costs of the program — even agreeing to allow its forensics employees to work up to 20 hours a month on county investigations, though the final amount of time is dependent on Nissan — Williamson County gains a forensics investigation team without having to spend its money to get one.

The deal, finalized earlier this month by county officials, deepens the relationship between Franklin-based Nissan and Williamson County by extending the company’s resources into helping county law enforcement officers complete investigations.


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