The Computer Forensic Unit is responsible for providing investigative support to officers and detectives by conducting examinations of computer, cellular phone and other digital or electronic related evidence recovered during the course of police investigations. Computer Forensic Unit detectives also provide technical support to officers and detectives for technical related aspects of investigations and they will conduct all investigations which are highly technical in nature. The Computer Forensic Unit also works closely with the New Hampshire Internet Crimes Against Children (NH ICAC) Task Force to combat online child exploitation throughout the state.
Detectives in the Investigations unit are sub-divided by their specific assignment. The crimes include identity theft and hi-tech computer crimes. Detectives are assigned to the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory and Regional Allied Computer Team.
The Criminal Investigation SectionÕs primary responsibility is to conduct the follow-up investigations of crimes that occur within the City. Examples of these investigations include financial crimes, computer crimes, and other serious investigations requiring intensive specialized or confidential investigation.
With three criminal investigators and two forensic investigators, the unit is responsible for investigating computer-related crimes ranging from fraud to child pornography.
In March of 2012, Chief Joe Martin assigned an officer to investigate internet crimes against children, designated I.C.A.C., on a full-time basis. Detective Travis Wolfe is officially a part of two task forces, the West Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (I.C.A.C.) and the West Virginia Cyber Crimes Task Force, which is established and funded by the FBI. Detective Wolfe is working with the FBI, ICE, WVU, Marshall, and State and local law enforcement agencies to protect our children.
The Felony Crimes Unit is responsible for providing comprehensive investigations to the Village of Solvay, including computer crimes.
This unit investigates computer and technology based crimes including sexting, cyber-bullying, computer tampering, internet crimes against children, undercover child pornography investigation, computer/internet based financial fraud and some community education on keeping kids safe on social media and the internet. This unit also investigates less serious offenses such as theft, criminal damage to property, and disorderly conduct.
The Juvenile and Family Services Division’s Internet Exploitation Unit investigates all cases involving the exploitation of children online. The Internet Exploitation Unit also facilitates education programs in San Francisco schools designed to develop online safety awareness.
The Unit is comprised of two assistant prosecutors, one of whom serves as the Unit director, detectives and support staff. The Unit investigates and prosecutes a variety of crimes, including online theft and auction fraud, electronically communicated threats, network intrusions, online child predation, and the possession and distribution of child pornography. Additionally, the Computer Crimes Unit provides investigative and legal support to other units/agencies involved in the investigation and prosecution of crimes involving electronic evidence.
This unit has investigators extensively trained in a wide variety of subjects which include: Computer Crimes Forensic Analysis of Computers / Hard Drives Forensic Analysis of Electronic Devices Internet Crimes Against Children Child Pornography Internet Solicitation