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Thomasville detective awarded Top Forensic Examiner from Secret Service

Posted at 10:30 AM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 10:30:37-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — A Thomasville Police Department detective has been honored with the Top Forensic Examiner award for the 2019-2020 calendar year by the U.S. Secret Service.

Detective Lisa Maxwell was one of the top 50 digital forensic expert examiners in the nation honored with the award, and it was her third time receiving the honor.

"It is my honor to receive this recognition from the Secret Service for my digital forensics efforts throughout the 2019-2020 calendar year,” said Maxwell. “I am humbled to receive this honor for the third time, and I’m truly grateful for the opportunity to serve our region in this specialized fashion.”

During the 2019-20-year, Detective Maxwell was number twelve in the country in terms of the number of devices and data she processed.

“Evidence is always left behind. There is almost always a trail to follow, be it on smartphones, computers, or other devices,” said Maxwell. “It does not matter if the material has been deleted or even if a device was destroyed; everyone leaves a digital footprint.”

Detective Maxwell has been with TPD since 1999 and joined the Secret Service task force in 2013. Detective Maxwell covers all of Southwest Georgia, from Perry to the north, Eufaula to the west, and Waycross to the east.