This unit is comprised of four full-time detectives whose responsibilities include video examination; conducting forensic computer exams; cell phone information retrieval; and other technology based investigations.
One detective is permanently assigned to the RI Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is at the direction of the R.I. State Police.
Last year, because of the proliferation of technology in mainstream society, virtually every criminal investigation included some type of technology based investigative component. From Robberies to Sexual Assaults, the use of computers and cell phones provide critical information in real time crime investigations. In the past year included in this report, almost 90% of the criminal investigations included some type of technology based forensic analysis.