With three criminal investigators and two forensic investigators, the unit is responsible for investigating computer-related crimes ranging from fraud to child pornography.
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 Central Area Computer Crimes Task Force is responsible for investigating computer-related crimes ranging from fraud to child pornography.
The Computer Forensic Unit was established in 2003 and is currently comprised of one sworn police officer, who is a detective, and one civilian analyst. The members of Computer Forensic Unit are assigned to the Pennsylvania State Police Central Area Computer Crimes Task Force, as well as the Pennsylvania Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (l.C.A.C.). The Computer Forensic Unit supervises a computer crimes task force currently consisting of five sworn police officers from various Municipal Police Departments in Lancaster County,
Newberg-Dundee Police began conducting digital investigations in 2003. The CCU has a dedicated, secure lab. The CCU lab consists of a dedicated evidence processing station, individual examiner workstations and a secure evidence storage room. Examination equipment consists of multiple state of the art forensic workstations for each examiner; hardware based forensic imaging tools; cellular telephone acquisition systems; and mobile examination equipment. Examiners assigned to the CCU hold multiple computer forensics and technology certifications.
The Cyber Crime Unit (CCU) investigates computer-related crime. The unit assists in collection and preservation of electronic crime evidence and provides support for other investigations.
The NLECTC is the conduit between researchers and criminal justice professionals in the field for technology issues. NLECTC works with criminal justice professionals to identify urgent and emerging technology needs. NIJ sponsors research and development or identifies best practices to address those needs. NLECTC centers demonstrate new technologies, test commercially available technologies and publish results Ñ linking research with practice.
The NLECTC Communications Technology Center of Excellence (CoE) mission is to support the NIJ research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) process. The CoE performs this mission by providing specialized technology assistance, information and support to law enforcement and other appropriate criminal justice agencies. The Communications Technology CoE intends to provide a secure envrionment for sharing information and exchanging ideas.
The NIJ Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE) is committed to improving the practice and strengthening the impact of forensic science through rigorous technology corroboration, evaluation, and adoption; effective knowledge transfer and education; and comprehensive dissemination of best practices and guidelines to agencies dedicated to combating crime.
RTI researchers devlope methods and tools for sharing large-scale data sets of varying degrees of senstivity with members of the cyber security resesarch community. In addition, RTI is capable of economic analysis and modeling for critical infrastructure and cyber security investment decisions . RTI staff also performs data mining for hostile surveillance patterns, terrorist profiling, and other homeland security studies.