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Robert Marciniak, Investigator, NYST Computer Crimes Unit

Robert Marciniak, Investigator, NYST Computer Crimes Unit

New York State Troopers, Computer Crimes Unit, Raybrook, NY


Computer Crime Unit

Computer Crime Unit Organizational Tree

The Computer Crime Unit (CCU) provides outreach and education to community groups on internet safety and training to law enforcement agencies on the tools and processes used to assist with the prosecution of technology related crimes.

The CCU currently has an authorized strength of 52 sworn and non-sworn members. The Computer Crime Unit consists of three primary functions which support state, local and federal agencies in the securing and processing of digital evidence. These are: Field Investigations; the Computer Forensic Laboratory (CFL); and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).

The multi-agency Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force targets predators who seek to exploit and victimize children through the use of computers and the Internet.

In addition to being involved in forensic examination of digital evidence and child exploitation investigations, members of the CCU also routinely engage in outreach to civic and community groups, conduct presentations on internet safety, identity theft, and computer security. To highlight training achievements in 2014, the CCU provided training on Social Media and Investigating Open Sources of Information as well as hosting an Internet Crimes Against Children On Line Advertisement course to a diverse audience of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. This training provided valuable and timely information on current internet and technology related matters.

As a result, the Computer Crime Unit has been successful in educating local law enforcement agencies and civic groups in emerging trends and technologies. This training is necessary to keep up with the sophisticated perpetrator that is present in today's society.

Submitting Agency (Customer) Information

Submission Requirements

All evidence submitted into the CCU must be accompanied by a submission document that includes:

  • Description of the evidence being submitted
  • The type of forensic examination requested

Note:Be advised, CCU is not part of the NYSP Crime Laboratory, and as such, do not fall within the Crime Laboratory's ASCLD/LAB Scope of Accreditation.

The technical staff of the Computer Crimes Unit reserves the right to select the most appropriate test method, including subcontracting, for the analysis of the evidence submitted. The basis for the selection of test methods will be to provide the most meaningful and probative results to the submitting agency.

Questions related to available test methods and method selection should be directed to the New York State Police Forensic Investigation Center in Albany, NY. Phone number 518-457-1208