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

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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U.S. DOJ Hits Google With Antitrust Lawsuit

Posted by Tom Bruce
By Brent Kendall and Rob Copeland | Updated Oct. 20, 2020 8:08 pm ET Suit follows lengthy investigation into company’s dominance of search traffic and effect on competition. The Justice Department filed a long-expected antitrust lawsuit alleging that Google uses anticompetitive tactics to preserve a monopoly for its flagship search engine and related advertising business, the most aggressive U.S. legal ...
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Verizon acquires Tracfone in a deal worth more than $6 billion

Posted by Tom Bruce
By Kim Lyons | Sep 14, 2020 9:33am EDT The largest wireless network in the US acquires the largest mobile virtual network operator Verizon is buying Tracfone in a deal worth more than $6 billion, the company announced Sept. 14, 2020. The deal means the largest mobile network virtual operator (MNVO) in the US will become part ...
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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.