Tom Beiser, Lead Investigator
Tom Beiser, lead investigator of our LATRO Cellular Forensic Lab is a retired police detective with over 10 years of experience in the field of cell phone forensics and cell phone records analysis. He holds certifications from Cellebrite and is also a member of the U.S. Federal Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Communication Fraud Control Association (CFCA), and the Global System for Mobile Communication Association (GSMA).
Tom was a member of the United States Navy from 1993 – 1998 as an Aviation Warfare Systems Operator overseeing the radar and electronic surveillance equipment. He then received his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Criminal Justice and shortly after started and completed his 20-week police training at Temple Police Academy. He was then hired at the Easton Police Department where he worked as patrol then was promoted to Detective in the Vice Narcotics Unit totaling 15 years with the department.
Tom is also apart of the Lehigh County Digital Forensics Task Force Petzold Center on a part-time basis as a Cell Phone Forensics Analyst. He is also a member of Philadelphia Area Electronic Crimes Task Force.
While Tom was employed with the Easton Police Department as a Detective in the Vice Narcotics Unit, he specialized in Cellular Records Review and Analysis for AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and other records. He is also a Cellebrite Certified Logical Operator and Physical Analyst, an expert in Mapping Cell Phone Towers, Cellular Records Review and Analysis, and trained on Hawk Analytics concentrated in cellular technology, mapping, and analysis.
Tom currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and enjoys spending his time with his family and friends, watching football, and remodeling his home.
Crystal Smith, Investigative Support Assistant
Crystal Smith, LATRO’S Cellular Forensics Lab’s Investigative Support Assistant, holds her Associates Degree in Applied Sciences with a concentration in Criminal Justice from Northampton Community College and her Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in Professional Media Journalism from East Stroudsburg University.
Crystal gains her experience in Criminal Justice field from her employment with Allied Barton Security Services from 2010-2013 as a site supervisor and account manager. She worked closely with management on security polices, access control, and response protocols.
Crystal then went on to work in Manhattan, NY where she gained her experience in Public Relations and Marketing with iConcept Media and uInterview before moving back to the Lehigh Valley to pursue her career with LATRO Services.
At LATRO Services, Crystal works as the Investigative Support Assistant to lead Forensic analyst, Tom Beiser. She assists in evaluating and reviewing content found on UFD devices, writing up Discovery Reports for attorneys and LATRO’s clients. In addition, she coordinates meetings with clients including attorneys, law enforcement, consumers, and businesses.
Crystal also serves as LATRO Service’s executive assistant to CEO WA “Lex” Wilkinson, coordinates marketing for LATRO’s Cellular Forensics Lab and works with LATRO’s Easton interns.
Crystal currently resides in the Lehigh Valley and enjoys spending time with friends and family, working out, and writing.