Computer Crimes Task Force
Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force officially
opened at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 29, 2004, with
a ceremony at the Connecticut headquarters of the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, which included
a ribbon cutting for the Task Force's new training
The new training lab was unveiled as United States
Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro and FBI Deputy Assistant
Director Keith Lourdeau cut the ribbon on the state-of-the-art
lab, which will accommodate up to 27 officers from
local, state and federal law enforcement, is the
only one of its kind in New England. The lab is
the newest addition to the myriad investigative
tools available to this unique Task Force.
The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force was formed
in March 2003 to investigate crimes occurring over
the Internet. These crimes include computer intrusion,
on-line crimes against children, copyright violations,
and Internet threats or harassment. The Task Force
includes agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the Connecticut
State Police, the Connecticut
State's Attorney's Office, the Defense Criminal
Investigative Service, the Criminal Investigation
Division of the Internal Revenue Service, U.S. Secret
Service and detectives from the Glastonbury, New
Britain, Milford, New Haven and Windsor police departments.
The Task Force is housed in the Connecticut FBI
headquarters, 600 State Street, New Haven.
"The Connecticut Computer Crimes Task Force
is law enforcement's collective response to address
Internet-related crimes and electronic media issues
that affect almost every criminal violation confronting
law enforcement today," said Michael J. Wolf,
Special Agent in Charge of the Connecticut FBI.
SAC Wolf delivered the opening remarks for Tuesday's
event. Other speakers included Congresswoman DeLauro,
United States Attorney Kevin O'Connor, for the District
of Connecticut, and Mr. Lourdeau, from FBI Headquarters
in Washington, D.C.
Deputy Assistant Director of the Cyber Division,
Mr. Lourdeau has oversight of all cyber programs
in the FBI.
In Connecticut, the Computer Crimes Task Force includes
a computer forensic laboratory, which provides computer
forensic review services for participating agencies.
The Task Force facility also includes an Internet
undercover area, from which investigators target
on-line sexual predators.
On Tuesday, escorted tours through the entire Task
Force facility were offered to the invited guests
guests included representatives of the state's Congressional
delegation, top management of the participating
law enforcement agencies and members of the media.
For further information about the Connecticut Computer
Crimes Task Force, please contact the FBI at (203)
777-6311 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.