The Vermont State Police began a Computer Crime Unit in January 2000, which has evoloved into a specialized section of Special Investigations. The Unit supports to both state and local police departments.
Members of the Unit receive specialized training in the collection and analysis of digital evidence. In addition to conducting computer related investigations, the Unit is also dedicated to:
- Conducting forensic analysis of digital evidence,
- Providing expert testimony,
- Assisting prosecutors with legal interpretation of scientific results, and
- Training of other criminal justice agencies in areas relating to computer related digital evidence.
The Technology Investigation Unit has been called upon to assist on a variety of cases including:
- Possession of child pornography,
- Email Stalking/Threats
- Identity Theft
- Sale of Drugs
- Credit Card Fraud
- Sexual Assaults
- Web Page Hacking/Denial of Service Attacks
The Unit also receives many complaints regarding scams. Check the links above for examples of the latest scams being received by the Unit.
If you have encountered a scam or think you might be the victim of one, contact your local State Police barracks.