Tech Crime Initiative (Details)

Name of province/ territory:

New Brunswick

City/ Region:

New Brunswick

Description of Initiative:

Law enforcement agencies in New Brunswick are working together to deal with proliferation of technological evidence and its impact on law enforcement.

Initiative Key Objectives:

The key objective of this initiative is for law enforcement agencies to work together to address challenges related to the growing demand for tech crime capacity.

Section Responsible for Implementation:

'J' Division Operational Support Services—Technological Crime Unit

Key Contact:

Kevin Leahy

Groups/ Agencies/ Key Partners Involved:

  • other police services

Level of Involvement (consultative - information sharing) and/or cooperative - direct involvement):

Police agencies are working together in a cooperative fashion by directly involving themselves in the building of capacity. Saint John Police Force and Rothesay Regional Police Force each have a seconded member assigned to the Integrated Team of Tech Crime specialists. Discussions are underway for additional secondments from other forces.

Amount of Time Initiative has been in Place:

Since 2011.

Reason for Undertaking the Initiative:

The initiative was undertaken for both effectiveness and economic reasons. The cost of establishing, equipping, and training a tech crime unit is huge and departments have to work together to ensure that they have capacity when it is required.

Resources Required to Implement this Initiative:

Existing resources have been used to date; however, financial support for a provincial unit is being solicited.

Two agencies are working with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to train tech crime analysts.

Municipal/regional police force departments have invested in training and equipment to support the cause.

Method of Implementation:

Pilot project

Key Outcomes of the Initiative:

This initiative is still being worked on.

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Forms of Evaluation by which the Initiative will be Assessed:

  • N/A

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Additional Comments or Suggestions:

This is an example of how law enforcement agencies are working together to provide an effective police service to their respective communities.

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