Sergeant Steven J. Laporta
Mission of the High Tech Crimes Unit
The High Tech Crimes Unit is comprised of both law enforcement and legal personnel. The members of this Unit conduct proactive and reactive investigations in which computers, digital equipment, or other advanced technology is used to facilitate a criminal act or are the objects of the attack. The High Tech Crimes Unit provides investigative and technical assistance to local law enforcement agencies, throughout Gloucester County, in the course of criminal investigations.
They also conduct examinations of seized computers, and other pieces of digital media, for evidence of criminal activity. Training is provided to the municipal police officers throughout the County, on topics such as: computer crime investigations and the seizure and preservation of electronic evidence. Internet Safety Programs are provided to civic, business, and educational organizations regarding computers and family safety on the Internet.
What are possible signs that your child might be at risk On-Line?
- Your child spends large amounts of time on-line, especially at night.
- You find pornography on your child’s computer.
- Your child receives phone calls from men you do not know or is making calls, sometimes long distance, to numbers you do not recognize.
- Your child receives mail, gifts, or packages from someone you do not know.
- Your child turns the computer monitor off or quickly changes the screen on the monitor when you come into the room.
- Your child becomes withdrawn from the family.
- Your child is using an on-line account belonging to someone else.