DFS was founded in 2008 by Steve Larsen, a Senior Probation Officer with the Suffolk County Department of Probation, who holds an extensive background in investigations and forensics.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Criminalistics from Saint John’s University and completing his Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, he went to work for the Suffolk County Department of Probation, starting in the Release on Recognizance Unit, eventually moving to the Sex Offender Supervision Unit.
Recognizing the growing need for more innovative digital forensic capabilities, Mr. Larsen went on to develop and oversee the Digital and Multimedia Forensic Lab for the Suffolk County Department of Probation. One of four such labs in the United States, it is a leading model in digital and multimedia forensic policy and procedure, with capabilities to comprehensively examine PCs, MAC’s, mobile phones, gaming systems and various electronic storage devices.
In addition to being a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner recognized by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) and an AccessData Certified Examiner, he is also recognized as an expert in Computer and Mobile Forensics, having given court testimony in a number of cases.
Furthermore, adding to his responsibilities as the Senior Probation Officer for the Digital and Multimedia Forensic Lab, including policy development, course curriculum and instruction, he is a Department Instructor in general topics such as Firearms Safety and Maintenance, Firearms Qualifications, and Officer Safety.
Mr. Larsen has put together a team of highly-qualified personnel who are well-versed in various investigative techniques and are constantly exploring new forensic technologies that give them an advantage in evaluating and addressing their clients’ needs.
Digital Forensic Services, Inc. is dedicated to excellence and quality service.