Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory
278 Colony Street
Meriden, Connecticut 06451
(203) 639-3760 -fax
The Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory is an internationally accredited lab through the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors – Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) in full compliance under ISO 17025 Standards. The Computer Crimes Laboratory is comprised of state and local police officers working in conjunction with computer forensic science examiners.
The investigative component of the Computer Crimes Laboratory conducts both proactive and reactive criminal investigations, assists other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, provides trainings and an array of community resources. The computer forensic component of the Computer Crimes Laboratory performs forensic analysis on a wide range of electronic evidence, provides expert testimony and maintains a high level of technical expertise in the field of computer forensic.
In the course of a year, the Computer Crimes Laboratory will investigate or assist over 400 criminal complaints, take in on average 130 requests for computer forensic examinations, and performs in excess of 150 community recourse functions. Fully 70% of the cases directed to the Computer Crimes Laboratory involve some level of child exploitation / child pornography.
The Computer Crimes Laboratory is one of the founding members of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program (ICAC program). Since 1999, the Connecticut Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force has continued to work with other federal, state and local law enforcement agencies in responding to cyber enticement, child exploitation & child pornography cases.
The ICAC program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 2,000 federal, state, and local law enforcement and prosecutorial agencies. Presently, the Connecticut ICAC Task Force consists of 34 affiliate local law enforcement agencies. The ICAC Task Force is committed to proactive investigations, forensic investigations, and supporting criminal prosecutions. As part of this national Task Force, Connecticut is a recipient of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force funding from the United States Department of Justice. The Computer Crimes and Electronic Evidence Laboratory has become a national leader in the fight against online child sexual exploitation.