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
Founder & CEO

Robert Merriott has been a municipal police officer for over 12 years working as a frontline police officer, tactical operator, and most recently as a detective in the Technological Crime Unit specializing in Digital Forensics and Cybercrime.

Prior to his policing career, Robert obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems and worked in the private sector as a web application developer. While working as a developer, Robert was awarded Microsoft MVP status and was a founding board member of the ASPInsiders, an organization that worked closely with Microsoft to provide expert feedback on the development of the ASP.NET web application framework.

As a result of his policing and private sector work experience, Robert understands the threats and liabilities faced by organizations with an online presence as well as the challenges faced by police agencies in investigating and preventing crimes.

Mike Post - Co-Founder

Mike Post
Co-Founder &
Manager of Training

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

John Pyper
Co-Founder &
Manager of Customer Success

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.  

John 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.

Kimberly Owen

Kimberly Owen
Customer Success Representative

Kimberly Owen is a caring professional dedicated to helping Forensic Notes clients succeed.

Prior to joining Forensic Notes, Kimberly worked within the airline industry as an inflight manager travelling around the globe. Recently, she took time off to start a family which has resulted in four wonderful children.

Kimberly excels in 1-on-1 interactions with clients due to her sincerity and sarcastic demeanor.

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