The U.S National Institute of Justice and its Electronic Crime Technology Center of Excellence (ECTCoE) have commenced a national study to assess the needs of State and Local law enforcement agencies to combat electronic crime and all crime that involves digital evidence. This is a 10-year follow up to the 2001 Needs Assessment. It will be used by the The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) to obtain funding and establish funding priorities that assist state and local law enforcement in combating electronic crime and crimes with digital evidence. The project will include (but will not be limited to) input from: state police, local police, state prosecutors, judges, tribal law enforcement, campus law enforcement, and parole officers.
The assessment will be conducted through in-person workshops throughout the country in 2011, and through online surveys. To see a list of workshops, and to register for a workshop in your area, see the Workshops link.
The structure of the Needs Assessment Project including its Project Management Team, Advisory Board, and Expert Panel are described on the Organizational Structure page. Additional project information and a detailed plan can be found on the About page.