About Hawk Toolbox

We here at Hawk Analytics are passionate about supporting the people and mission of Law Enforcement. As such, we have created the Hawk Toolbox – a FREE resource for anyone who works with cell phones, Call Detail Records (CDRs) and geo-location data.  We are continuously updating this website with the tools and information you need for chasing phones.

This includes:

  • A FREE Phone Lookup Tool (Find the service provider & possible subscriber for any phone number, print customized preservation letters and search warrants.)
  • Carrier Compliance Center Information (Find relevant documentation about carriers and their record formats)
  • Additional Legal Templates (Find other pertinent legal templates related to chasing phones)
  • News & Events Related to chasing phones (See the latest news below)
  • Investigative Resources
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Training Materials
  • and much more…

News & Events

U.S. Appeals Court OKs use of Third-Party App Data to Track Down Suspected Child Molester

Posted by Tom Bruce
By Michael Moline | Thurs. 25 Nov 2020 | Homeland Security agents did not violate an accused child molester’s Fourth Amendment rights by using information he provided to messaging-app companies to learn his identity and where he lived, a federal appeal court ruled Wednesday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit ruled ...
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New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they’re not even in use?

Posted by Samantha Roussel
Ad giant sued after mobile allowances eaten by hidden transfers By Thomas Claburn in San Francisco | Sat 14 Nov 2020 | Google on Thursday was sued for allegedly stealing Android users’ cellular data allowances through unapproved, undisclosed transmissions to the web giant’s servers. The lawsuit, Taylor et al v. Google , was filed in a US federal ...
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5G Network: 4 Hacks to Find Cell Tower Locations

Posted by Samantha Roussel
By Prince Kapoor | Oct 13, 2020 | As you must have noticed, with the introduction of the 5G network there are a lot of new wireless networks being added to locations and service centers. While it is completely your choice on what type of smartphone or wireless network you want to use, before making that choise ...
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NASA and Nokia are putting a 4G network on the moon

Posted by Samantha Roussel
By David Goldman, CNN Business | Mon October 19, 2020 | New York (CNN Business) – If you’re unable to get a cell phone signal when you walk your dog around the block, this will really make your blood boil: NASA is putting a 4G network on the moon. To reach its 2028 goal to build a ...
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Senators Push for Investigation into CBP Use of Phone Location Data

Posted by Tom Bruce
By Engadget | Oct. 23, 2020 A group of Democratic lawmakers led by Senators Ron Wyden, Elizabeth Warren and Brian Schatz has called for an inspector general investigation into US Customs and Border Protection’s use of commercially-available location data to track American citizens without a warrant. In a letter shared by the office of Senator Wyden, the ...
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For 15 years and counting, Colin Fagan, a retired dedicated law enforcement detective sergeant and digital evidence examiner created and continues to maintain the Law Enforcement Technology Investigations Resource Guide (LETIRG) with information on the latest technology and legal templates to help law enforcement across the county.  We are happy to be serving as the gatekeeper of the Guide on Colin’s behalf.