High Tech Crime Unit

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The primary mission of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crime Unit is to provide all of the law enforcement agencies in the County of Ocean with specially trained Detectives to conduct and/or assist with investigating technology related crimes. Such crimes include Internet fraud, credit card theft, identity theft, child luring, child pornography, network intrusions, email and instant messaging threats.

The High-Tech Crime Unit will also provide all law enforcement agencies in Ocean County with assistance in seizing digital evidence (ie. computer equipment and cellular phones) and conduct impartial and objective analysis of digital evidence using the best available tools and procedures. Along with the examination of digital evidence, the High-Tech Crime Unit provides video enhancement services to these agencies.

The High-Tech Crime Unit has conducted or assisted in many different types of investigations where the computer and or the Internet played an integral role in the commission of the crime.

A partial list of the types of investigations we’ve assisted in or conducted are as follows:

  • Auction Fraud
  • Instant Message and Email Threats
  • Production and Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Child Endangerment
  • Sexual Assault
  • Homicide
  • Extortion
  • Forgery
  • Theft by Deception
  • Hacking
  • Internal Affairs
  • Narcotics
  • Gambling
  • Prostitution

The High-Tech Crime Unit is also responsible for assisting the Prosecutor’s Office and the law enforcement agencies within Ocean County with electronic surveillance equipment. This assistance allows agencies across Ocean County to conduct investigations with cutting edge technology.

High Tech Crime Unit members conduct many lectures throughout the year for professional and community groups.

For more information please contact Detective Jim Hill of the High-Tech Crime Unit at (732) 929-2027or email at jimhillccu@co.ocean.nj.us

To submit a request for a lecture please click here.

Every day more than one million people fall victim to cybercrime. The National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C) is pleased to collaborate with Symantec to provide resources for cybercrime victims. Please visit our new website www.VictimVoice.org and forward to anyone who has concerns about cybercrime.

VictimVoice.org provides a wealth of resources related to cybercrime, including prevention tips and steps to take if victimized. This site also allows users to file a complaint about an online crime directly with the Internet Crime Complaint Center.

Please check out the VOICE website today and share with others to help prevent and combat cybercrime.

*The numbers on this site are not emergency numbers, Please call 911 for an emergency*