An investigation log is the most important piece of gear for an investigation. It is the historical representation of any events and evidence that was collected. It is recommended that standard log format is used by all investigators for consistency. We use both an investigator log and a team lead log. Links to these files will be provided below. It is recommended that events are placed in the log as soon as possible and evidence should be reviewed as soon as possible. If possible, reviewing evidence can be done at the site and logged while it is still fresh in the minds of each of the investigators. I highly recommend that investigators fill out their log individually and not as a group. Each investigators experiences are personal and when logs are filled out as a group there tends to be a mingling of the investigators individual experiences.
Investigator Log Template
Team Lead Log Template