The New Jersey State Police Computer Crimes and High Technology Surveillance Bureau (CC&HTSB) is directly responsible for the effective and efficient performance of all investigative and analytical personnel and equipment engaged in the investigation and apprehension of individuals perpetrating criminal activity through the use of computers and other technology. The CC&HTSB consists of three Units, the Cyber-Crimes Unit, Digital Technology Investigations Unit, and Electronic Surveillance Unit.
The Cyber-Crimes Unit (CCU) is composed of State Police enlisted detectives, civilian analysts, and task forces from other police agencies. The CCU has two investigative squads and additional personnel dedicated to the FBI Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL). Listed below are the responsibilities of the Cyber-Crimes Unit.
Contact the Cyber Crimes Unit: (609) 584-5051 ext. 5664
The mission of the CCU Investigation squad is to conduct and assist in investigations where computers, networks, telecommunication devices, and other technological instruments are the vehicle or target for the commission of criminal acts against network resources critical to the function of corporate or government entities. These vehicle or target intrusions lead the unit to specialize in the investigations of:
Training is provided for State Police enlisted and civilian personnel, and other law enforcement agencies throughout the state regarding network intrusion related crimes and their impact on government and business. Additionally, training is provided to civic, business, and educational organizations regarding computers and safety on the Internet.
Corporate outreach services are provided to educate and inform corporate entities, as well as institutions of higher education within the State, of the dangers and vulnerabilities of wired and wireless networks. A state cyber-crimes response group has been established and maintained for incident response statewide, in the event of significant network intrusion. A positive and fruitful working relationship with the New Jersey Office of Information Technology allows the unit to address cyber vulnerabilities and response.
With the growing popularity and use of computers, the unit has seen a significant increase in conducting and assisting with investigations where computers are being utilized for the commission of fraud and identify theft. Furthermore, the unit collaborates with and assists federal, state, and local law enforcement in enforcing federal, state, and local criminal laws relating to computer related crime through forensic collection, recovery, processing, preservation, analysis, storage, maintenance, and presentation of digital evidence.
Training and education is provided for federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding the forensic examination of digital evidence as it relates to the investigation and prosecution of computer-related or technology-facilitated crime.
The NJRCFL squad is comprised of five enlisted State Police Detectives and two civilian analysts assigned to the New Jersey Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (NJRCFL). The NJRCFL is part of a nationwide network of thirteen Regional Computer Forensic Laboratories established by the FBI. The NJRCFL is staffed by personnel from eight different Federal, State, County, and local law enforcement agencies dedicated to the examination of digital evidence in support of law enforcement and intelligence agencies. The NJRCFL conducts forensic examinations of digital media, such as computers, cell phones, video - analog and digital, and Personal Data Assistants (PDA’s).
They assist federal, state, and local law enforcement and intelligence agencies in support of criminal investigations through forensic collection, recovery, processing, preservation, analysis, storage, maintenance, and presentation of digital evidence.
Additionally, members of the RCFL provide training and education for federal, state, and local law enforcement personnel and prosecutors regarding the forensic examination of digital evidence as it relates to the investigation and prosecution of computer-related or technology-facilitated crime.