The Digital & Multimedia Evidence (DME) Section provides forensic services encompassing the preservation, acquisition, processing and analysis of evidence in an analog or digital format.
The section is divided into the disciplines of Computer Analysis, including Mobile Device Analysis, and Video Analysis.
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.
With three criminal investigators and two forensic investigators, the unit is responsible for investigating computer-related crimes ranging from fraud to child pornography.
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 Financial Crimes Unit partners with the Reno and Sparks Police department as well as the US Secret Service and the United States Postal Inspectors Service and Investigators from the State of Nevada in enforcement with the Northern Nevada Fraud and Identity Theft Task Force. The Financial Crimes Unit is part of the Washoe County SheriffÕs Special Operations/ Investigations Cyber Crimes section.
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,
IsoBuster is a well known and often used tool in the forensics world. Many police departments and other governmental institutions in law enforcement and forensic data gathering use IsoBuster extensively. IsoBuster is unique because it shows the true layout of an optical disc or other media. Investigators can now fully inspect all the tracks, sessions and partitions on various media and in the mean time get a better understanding of how data is managed on the media.