Matt Levan retired from the Sugar Land Police Department in Sugar Land, Texas after over 28 years of service, holding the rank of Sergeant. He was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division for 20 years and supervised the Major Crimes Unit being responsible for case management and supervision of serious felony investigations. Matt was a member of the local Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force and personally investigated many electronic crimes. 

 Matt has been a digital forensics examiner for over 15 years. He is a certified forensic computer examiner (CFCE) and certified mobile device examiner (ICMDE) through the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). He has conducted well over 700 forensic exams on items of digital evidence including cell phones, computers, vehicle infotainment systems, external hard and thumb drives, etc. Matt was responsible for the analysis and interpretation of the data located on many of these devices in support of investigations.  He has provided expert testimony in State courts. 

In June of 2024 Matt began the next chapter in his professional career accepting a position as a Forensic Expert with Aperture LLC, a forensic engineering services platform company, where he will continue working as a Digital forensics examiner at the Houston, Texas office. 

Matt's Expertise

  • Digital Forensics


Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Houston, 2011

Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, 1995

Professional Certifications

Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE)

Certified Mobile Device Examiner (ICMDE)

Magnet Forensics Certified Graykey Examiner (MCGE)

Cellebrite Certified Operator (CCO)

Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA)

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Cybercrime Investigator Proficiency

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Master Peace Officer

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Sexual Assault and Family Violence Investigator

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Academic Recognition Award

Texas Commission on Law Enforcement- Crime Prevention Inspector

Work Experience

Aperture, LLC, Houston, TX, July 2024 - Present, Forensic Expert - Digital Forensics / Investigations / Event Management

Sugar Land Police Department, 1996 – 2024, Police Officer / Detective / Sergeant

  • Responsible for investigating or managing all types of criminal investigations including electronic crimes. Conducted cell phone mapping investigations. Skilled veteran investigator and supervisor who managed major felony criminal investigations and serious bodily injury/fatality traffic crash investigations. Extensive experience in Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) and electronic crime investigations. SWAT team member. Field Training Officer. Field Training Supervisor. Routine investigation of traffic crashes and documentation of crime scenes. Detection and enforcement of vehicle traffic laws. Courtroom testimony provided in municipal, county court of law, county district and federal courts.


International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists

Texas Municipal Police Association


Cell Phone and Mobile Device Forensics

Computer Forensics

Damaged Device Forensics

Vehicle System Forensics

Call Detail Records Analysis

Dashcam and Surveillance Video Analysis

Expert Testimony

Matt's Expertise

  • Digital Forensics

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