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Submissions open for 2022 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program

October 25, 2022  By Brittani Schroeder

Oct. 24, 2022 – Promising officers are once again offered an opportunity to enter the field of, and advance in, digital forensics through the Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program. Applications are open until December 1, 2022.

The Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program awards recipients in two categories: new to digital forensics and advanced. In the first category, they’re looking for promising investigators who want to get a start in the field of digital forensics. In the second category, they’re looking for more experienced digital investigators who have no experience with Magnet AXIOM and want to learn more about how it can help in their investigations.

Through the program, Magnet Forensics is looking to increase diversity and help agencies address a talent shortage in digital forensics.

The recipients of the program will receive:

  • Access to a full curriculum of digital forensics training required to become a digital investigator
  • Eligibility to earn leading digital forensics certifications
  • A one-year license of Magnet AXIOM

To apply for the Magnet Scholarship Program, please send your application to Your application should include your current resume, a cover letter explaining your interest and how you meet the program’s objectives and a letter of reference from a supervisor or leader within your agency.

In Honor of Sgt. Steve Martin

The 2022 Magnet Forensics Scholarship Program is honouring an officer who committed his career to the fight against child sexual exploitation. Sgt. Steve Martin joined the Peel Regional Police in 2003, beginning his career on uniform patrol. He would go on to serve with the agency’s neighbourhood policing unit and its Criminal Investigation Bureau before joining its Internet Child Exploitation unit in 2013.

He died in January 2021, at the age of 40, after a long bout with cancer, leaving behind his wife and six-year-old daughter.

Learn more about the program here.

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