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.
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
The Major Crimes Unit at NBPD follow up on all crimes against property/persons. This includes Burglary, Theft, Criminal Mischief, Arson, Bad Checks, Flim Flams, Credit Card Fraud and Computer-related Crimes.
The division is comprised of four units: Criminal Investigations, Drug Enforcement, Crime Scene, and Career Criminal. Each unitÕs primary responsibility is centered around the follow-up investigation of criminal offenses.The Division is also actively involved with the Child Protection Center, the Jackson County Drug Task Force, Regional Cybercrimes Forensic Lab, the Metro Squad, FBI Cybercrimes Task Force, and the ATF Task Force.
The Computer Crime Unit (CCU) provides forensic and investigative services to NEMLEC agencies and other law enforcement agencies if/as designated by the Executive Board. The unit is also responsible for training police in computer crime investigations, providing community-based Internet Safety Training and investigating all forms of crimes facilitated by the use of high technology (computers) within our jurisdictions. The unit in Medford serves Middlesex County, and Peabody serves Essex County.
The Cyber Crimes Unit (CCU) focuses on a wide array of criminal activity, including Internet and computer fraud, predators who are trying to harm Winthrop HarborÕs children, cyber bullying, cyber stalking and other forms of computer, Internet, and electronic crimes. The unit also works closely with federal, state and other local law enforcement, and industry members including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National White Collar Crime Consortium (NW3C) to develop,
The ICAC unit is responsible for the investigations of sexual crimes against children that has an internet nexus. The unit is further tasked with investigating the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC). The ICAC unit also provides computer and cellular phone forensics for the entire Criminal Investigation Division.