Technical Services Unit

OVERVIEW

The Unit's main purpose is the seizure, collection, examination and preservation of electronic evidence.

The Unit uses the most sophisticated, up-to-date and Technical Services Unit

specialized equipment available to support investi- Unit Commander: Sgt. Rob norcross

gations that involve computers or similar electronic

devices believed to contain evidence of criminal

wrongdoing. The unit also assists investigations by conducting offenses including sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries and arsons.

The Technical Services Unit is also responsible for digital records preservation and analyzing digital evidence obtained from computers and electronic devices and handles enhancements of audio and video files. The Unit is designed to be an asset not just for the Prosecutor's Office, but for departments throughout the county in need of high tech inveestigative services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Crimes ranging from murder to child abuse may have elements that require personnel with expertise in high tech investigations. Demands on the unit can include enhancing surveillance video that captures evidence of a crime or obtaining access to the data on a cell phone left at a scene. Because of this, the unit demands analysts with a wide range of technical skills. They must be adept at programming and hacking electronic devices, must be able to secure and preserve digital evidence for eventual use in a trial and be willing to keep themselves constantly informed of new technologies emerging on a regular basis. High tech devices are in the hands of virtually everyone in the 21st Century, and criminals are no exception. Today, it is as likely to be a text message as a fingerprint that ties a criminal to a crime, and the Unit's investigators are the key personnel to make that connection.

Other units in the office will typically be the primary investigators on the cases being addressed by the technical services Unit, so the ability of staff to cooperate and coordinate with the other investigative units in the office is essential. A similar collaborative spirit is necessary with other police departments in Camden County, as many either cannot afford or lack the expertise to conduct detailed technical investigations independent of the Prosecutor's Office. The Technical Services Unit is an asset designed to benefit the entire county.

Gladys E. Rodriguez

First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Chase

Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Nicholas

Acting Chief of Detectives

Camden County Prosecutor Office 25 North 5th Street Camden, New Jersey 08102 856-225-8400

the office of the

camden county prosecutor

Warren W. Faulk, PROSECUTOR

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Gladys E. Rodriguez

First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Chase

Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor

Mark Nicholas

Acting Chief of Detectives