In 2001, the Computer Crimes Unit was created to meet the rising level of computer-facilitated crime occurring in Monmouth County. The Unit is comprised of two assistant prosecutors, one of whom serves as the Unit director, detectives, an investigative agent and support staff. The Unit investigates and prosecutes a variety of crimes, including , the possession and distribution of child pornography, online child predation, network intrusions, and cyber-harassment and other electronically communicated threats. The Computer Crimes Unit is a member of the New Jersey Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force and works closely with the New Jersey State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and other State and Federal agencies in combating online child predation and other computer-facilitated crimes that target children. Additionally, the Computer Crimes Unit provides investigative and legal support to other units in the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and to law enforcement agencies throughout the county where electronic evidence is a component of the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity including homicides, financial crimes, and sexual assault cases..
Community education is a priority of the Computer Crimes Unit. Unit members conduct numerous Internet Safety Lectures a year for professional and community groups, school-aged children, educators and administrators. For more information or to schedule a lecture, please contact the Computer Crimes Unit at (732) 431-7160, ext. 6729.
For more information on Internet Safety please visit our Internet Safety Web page.