How Can the Cyber Center Help Me?

As a police chief, it is imperative to have the knowledge necessary to guide your officers address cyber crimes. Here, we provide information and tools for IT security, cyber crime investigations, and personnel development.

More and more agencies are being targeted by hackers, making the task of securing department networks ever more critical. Law enforcement agencies engage in many activities that make them vulnerable to cyber attacks, including:

  • hosting public-facing websites;
  • maintaining social media accounts;
  • using email;
  • using web-based crime analysis and reporting programs;
  • using computer-based records management systems;
  • storing evidence electronically.

Here we provide you with the resources that will help you understand cyber threats and take the steps necessary to protect your networks. Other sections of the Law Enforcement Cyber Center site provide valuable information for your officers and investigators regarding digital forensics, cyber investigations, and cyber crime training programs.

IT Security

Protecting a computer network can be a very daunting task. Here we identify some critical items that a police chief should consider.
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Cyber Crime Investigations

The chief plays an important role in ensuring officers and investigators are prepared to properly handle complex cyber crime investigations.
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Training

The NW3C and Cyber Shield Alliance are two readily available resources for police executives to receive training in cyber crime.
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Personnel Development

What challenges exist in recruiting officers trained in cyber crime?
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FBI Cyber Shield Alliance

IACP Conference

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