About Us

Forensic Notes was created due to a need within the law enforcement community to take contemporaneous notes during investigations. However, contemporaneous notes within a paper notebook are difficult to use in large long-term investigations. The numerous issues of paper notebooks include lowered productivity, lost notes and an inability to easily copy notes into electronic reports.

Investigators are unable to utilize other electronic note taking systems as the information can often be altered and therefore does not meet the requirements set forth by the courts for contemporaneous notes. Forensic Notes was created to solve these issues by creating an electronic note taking system that creates read-only contemporaneous notes that can be logically organized by the investigator to assist, not hinder an investigation.

Forensic Notes has evolved from this original idea to be a necessary addition to almost any industry.

Meet the Team

Robert Merriott - Founder

Robert Merriott is the founder of TwiceSafe Software Solutions Inc., maker of Forensic Notes; a digital note-taking application built to meet the rigorous documentation and security standards set in the courts.  

Robert has a Degree in Computer Information Systems, is a former Microsoft MVP (ASP.Net) and former founding board member of the ASPInsiders.  Robert left the field of application development to pursue a career as a police officer where he worked as a frontline police officer, tactical operator, and then as a detective in Technological Crime specializing in Digital Forensics and Cybercrime.  Robert holds several industry certifications including CompTIA’s Network+ and Security+. 


Darrel Dumontier – Lead Developer

Darrel Dumontier is an experienced web developer with over 16 years of experience designing and maintaining complex and security-first web applications. This includes over 10 years of development experience with a large financial group. Darrel graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Computer Science Honours) and certificate in User Interface Analysis and Design.


Mike Post – Co-Founder

Mike Post has a degree in Behavioral Science and began his career working in education overseas. After returning home, Mike moved his skills into Law Enforcement where he worked as a frontline police officer, an Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) investigator, and then as a Digital Forensic Examiner.  Mike has earned several certifications including CompTIA’s Network+.


John Pyper – Co-Founder & Manager of Sales Operations

John Pyper has a degree in Applied Science and worked as an Engineer for 9 years before moving his skills to Law Enforcement in 2001.   As a police officer, John has worked over 10 years as a detective in the fields of Digital Forensics and Cybercrime.   He has worked on hundreds of investigations and examined over a thousand exhibits.  John has presented evidence at various levels of the justice system including Supreme Court where he has been qualified as an expert in the field of digital forensics.

Several videos have been created to show why you need Forensic Notes.

What is a "Forensic Note"?

A “Forensic Note” includes the following:

  • Note / Images -- entered by user
  • Attachments -- associated with note
  • Digital Timestamp Certificate

What is a “Forensic Notebook”?

A “Forensic Notebook” includes:

  • All Forensic Notes entered within a Notebook
  • Digital Timestamp Certificate for the Notebook and each individual Forensic Note

Timestamp Authority (TSA)

A TSA provides proof that the information you entered existed at a particular point in time and that the information has not changed since it was timestamped by the TSA.

Forensic Notes uses a trusted and independant TSA that is trusted by global banks and governments. More Information