Computer Crimes Unit

The Maine State Police Computer Crimes Unit is a multi-jurisdictional entity designed to primarily assist law enforcement officers and prosecutors in Maine with the investigation and prosecution of computer crimes. Computer crimes are those in which a computer is used as an instrument in committing, or assisting in the commission of a crime, or in which the computer is a target of a criminal act. The Computer Crimes Unit is headquartered at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy with primary satellite units in Lewiston, Bangor and Portland. The Unit (along with its primary satellites) has 7 detectives/special agents and 8 forensic examiners. Recent legislation will increase the complement by 2 detectives and an additional forensic examiner.